Friday, January 20, 2012


Ambrose S. Carpenter

"Ambrose S. Carpenter, of Somers, Kenosha County, died at the home of his son at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon.  The funeral will take place Wednesday at 11 0'clock.  Mr. Carpenter was one of the pioneer settlers of Kenosha County, coming here at an early date from the place of his birth, Massachusetts.
Several years ago he left Somers and took up residence with a son.  Two years ago he returned to Kenosha County and has lived since then with his son in Somers Township.
Mr. Carpenter was very well known by the people of the county, especially the old settlers, and his death will be greatly lamented."
(Source:  Racine Weekly September 13, 1900)

1850 U.S. Federal Census - Carpenter family lived in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
1860 U.S. Federal Census - Carpenter family lived in Pleasant Praier, Kenosha County, Wisconsin
Lydia Peep (also seen spelled Peck) (Mrs. Ambrose Carpenter) died November 2, 1874 in Pleasant Prairie.
1900 U.S. Federal Census - George I. Carpenter lived in Somers Township, Rented.
George I. Carpenter, age 41, born about March 1859.  Father:  Ambrose S. Carpenter
Carrie A. Carpenter, age 39.  born about 1861 Carrie Owen.  Parents Fitz Owen and Caroline Owen.  The Owen's and Carpenter's lived near one another in Salem Township, Kenosha County.  Both Mr. Owen and Mr. Carpenter had occupations of "carpenter" on the 1880 U.S. Federal census report.
Children of George and Carrie on the 1900 Census:
Lora L., Ray E., Elmer O., Mac A.  The father of George, Ambrose S. Carpenter, age 74, lived with this family.

1910 U.S. Federal Census shows the Carpenter family had moved to Jackson, Michigan.
Carrie Owen Carpenter died Feb. 19, 1907 in Jackson, Michigan and George Carpenter died November 3, 1917 in Jackson, Michigan.

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