Retha M Carpenter

2 March 1918–8 December 2002 (Age 84)
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

The Life of Retha M

When Retha M Carpenter was born on 2 March 1918, her father, Otto Clemence Carpenter, was 39 and her mother, Ethel Margaret Gatten, was 27. She married Dale Roland Kriser on 19 December 1936. She lived in Ovid Township, Branch, Michigan, United States in 1940. She died on 8 December 2002, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States, at the age of 84.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Dale Roland Kriser
1916–1978
Retha M Carpenter
1918–2002
Marriage: 19 December 1936

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1936

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

    Pauline Emma Carpenter

    Female1913–2008Female

    Dorothy Marie Carpenter

    Female1914–2017Female

    Female1916–2003Female

    Female1918–2002Female

    Charles W. Carpenter

    Male1919–1995Male

+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1920

Age 2

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.
1941

Age 23

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a worker in wood, Norman French carpentier (from Late Latin carpentarius ‘cartwright’).2 Translation of German Zimmermann , French Charpentier , Italian Carpentieri , or cognates and equivalents in various other languages.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wretha Carpenter in household of Carpenter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Retha M Carpenter in household of Otto C Carpenter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Retha Kriser in household of Dale Kriser, "United States Census, 1940"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.