Oliver Riley Carpenter

1894–1985 (Age 91)
Upshur, West Virginia, United States

The Life of Oliver Riley

When Oliver Riley Carpenter was born in April 1894, in Upshur, West Virginia, United States, his father, Charles Monroe Carpenter, was 26 and his mother, Sarah Katherine Simmons, was 20. He married Gilsie Lura Russell on 12 March 1962, in Frenchton, Upshur, West Virginia, United States. He lived in Banks District, Upshur, West Virginia, United States for about 30 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 20 April 1985, in Rock Cave, Upshur, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in French Creek, French Creek, Upshur, Virginia, United States.

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Oliver Riley Carpenter
1894–1985
Gilsie Lura Russell
1917–2008
Marriage: 12 March 1962

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MARRIAGE
12 March 1962
Frenchton, Upshur, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 4

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 24

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Oliver R Carpenter in household of Charles M Carpenter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oliver R Carpenter in household of Charles M Carpenter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Oliver Carpenter in household of Charles Carpenter, "United States Census, 1920"

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