Forsythe Family Network

Richard Carpenter - Grave Marker

Richard CarpenterAge: 28 years18481877

Name
Richard Carpenter
Given names
Richard
Surname
Carpenter
Birth July 2, 1848 40
MarriageCaroline Matilda “Callie” ClineView this family
yes

Death of a fatherSamuel E. Carpenter
December 1, 1854 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a daughter
#1
Lelah May Carpenter
February 4, 1872 (Age 23 years)
Death June 13, 1877 (Age 28 years)
Cause of death: Consumption
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: 1847
18 months
himself
Mother’s family with George Cramer - View this family
step-father
mother
Marriage: April 26, 1829Vigo, Indiana, USA
Family with Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage:
daughter
Joseph Ricksher + Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline - View this family
wife’s husband
wife
Marriage: September 11, 1873Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa, USA
6 years
step-son
2 years
step-son
3 years
step-son
2 years
step-son

  1. Generation 1
    1. Richard Carpenter

      Richard Carpenter, son of Samuel E. Carpenter and Elizabeth Unknown, was born on July 2, 1848 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa and died on June 13, 1877 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 28. He married Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline, daughter of George W. Cline and Elizabeth Warren,. She was born on December 20, 1848 in Petersburg, Mahoning, Ohio and died on November 6, 1902 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 53.

      Children of Richard Carpenter and Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline:

      1. Lelah May Carpenter (18721903)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Lelah May Carpenter

      Lelah May Carpenter, music Teacher, daughter of Richard Carpenter and Caroline Matilda “Callie” Cline, was born on February 4, 1872 in Fairfield, Jefferson, Iowa and died on May 9, 1903 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana at the age of 31. She married James Henry “Henry” Gibson, son of James Andrew Gibson and Sarah M. Mattox, on August 1, 1895 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN. He was born on February 25, 1850 in Indiana and died on April 10, 1930 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN at the age of 80.

      Children of Lelah May Carpenter and James Henry “Henry” Gibson:

      1. Elma C. Gibson (18961912)
      2. Eloise May Gibson (19021982)
      3. Helen Mary Gibson (18981961)
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. Elma C. Gibson

      Elma C. Gibson, daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on July 19, 1896 in Terre Haute, Vigo, IN and died on May 22, 1912 in Lost Creek Township, Vigo, Indiana at the age of 15.

    2. Eloise May Gibson

      Eloise May Gibson, maid (on August 4, 1921), daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on May 2, 1902 in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana and died on October 1, 1982 at the age of 80.. She had a relationship with Leonard A. Jarrell She married Wade Valentine Forsythe, son of William Clendenen Forsythe and Darthula Snedeker.

      Children of Eloise May Gibson and Wade Valentine Forsythe:

      1. Richard Allen Forsythe (19351996)
      2. Harry Eugene “Boots” Forsythe (19221986)
      3. Private
      4. Mary Lou Forsythe (19342012)
      5. Private
      6. Lela Maxine “Maxine” Forsythe (19241933)
    3. Helen Mary Gibson

      Helen Mary Gibson, actress and transportation Worker, daughter of James Henry “Henry” Gibson and Lelah May Carpenter, was born on July 27, 1898 in Harrison, Vigo, Indiana and died on February 23, 1961 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA at the age of 62. She married Dr. Floyd Harrison Head, son of Dr. George Head and Laura Ellen Brown, on April 6, 1916 in Dugger, Sullivan, Indiana. He was born on October 12, 1891 in Neoga, Cumberland, Illinois and died on July 31, 1969 in Petersberg, Pike, Indiana at the age of 77.

NoteRichard K Thompson
Publication: Find-A-Grave Member #46900770
Note
Birth: Jul. 2, 1848 Death: Jun. 13, 1877 Fairfield Jefferson County Iowa, USA "Fairfield Ledger", June 13, 1877, Pg. 3, Col. 8 DIED, in Fairfield, Iowa, June 13, 1877, of Consumption, Mr. Richard CARPENTER, aged 27-11-16. Funeral will take place from the residence of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth CREAMER, tomorrow at 1½ o'clock P.M.. --------- Note: The headstone uses the age at death as 28y 11m 11d. That differs from the obituary age given. The DOB used on the memorial is calculated from the headstone DOD and AGED info; pending any further clarification. Death records in Iowa and Jefferson county were not recorded until 1880 and after, so there is no easy way to reconcile the headstone and obituary information with any official documentation.
Note
I've attached an 1870 US Census to Richard Carpenter. The residence is Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas, so I don't know if this is the same, but interestingly, there are some Forsythe's living in the household. One is from PA and one from Ohio. This needs more research. RF
Media objectRichard Carpenter - Grave MarkerRichard Carpenter - Grave Marker
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 640 × 480 pixels
File size: 118 KB
Type: Photo
Highlighted image: yes
Publication: Find-A-Grave Member #46900770
Media objectOld Fairfield, Iowa CemeteryOld Fairfield, Iowa Cemetery
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 558 × 378 pixels
File size: 32 KB
Type: Photo
Media object1870 US Census - Richard Carptner and Forsythe's1870 US Census - Richard Carptner and Forsythe's
Format: image/jpeg
Image dimensions: 3,292 × 4,412 pixels
File size: 1,203 KB
Type: Certificate