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Wilmot John "Bill" Carpenter

Male 1891 - 1961  (69 years)


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  • Name Wilmot John "Bill" Carpenter  [1
    Nickname Bill 
    Born 1 Jul 1891  Whitchurch Twp, York, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jun 1961  Farwell, Clare County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Notes 
    • He was the son of John Carpenter and Jane Stover, and born in Ontario, Canada on 1 July 1891, according to the "Ontario, Canada, Births, 1869-1909" on Ancestry.com.

      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.2/M25T-2XZ/p1
      Name: Wilmot John Carpenter
      Event: Birth
      Event Date: 01 Jul 1891
      Event Place: Whitchurch Twp., York, Ontario
      Gender: Male
      Father: John Carpenter
      Mother: Jane Stover
      Registration Year:
      Registration Number: cn 37449
      Film Number: 1846451
      Digital Folder Number: 4656908
      Image Number: 486
      Collection: Ontario Births, 1869-1912

      He completed his World War I Draft registration card as an alien in Farwell, Clare County, Michigan, showing his place of birth as Ballantrae, Ontario, and claiming English citizenship. He was a single farmer and the time of this registration, and was shown as of Medium heighth and build, with Grey eyes and black hair.

      Bonnie Benkelman reported that her uncle worked for a lumber yard. He was an enthuisiastic outdoorsman, and loved to hunt and fish.
    Person ID I37  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Family Florence Mae Benkelman,   b. 8 May 1896, St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1989, Stuart, Martin County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1 May 1926  Flint, Genesee County, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F31  Group Sheet,  Family chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1 May 1926 - Flint, Genesee County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Jun 1961 - Farwell, Clare County, Michigan Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1920's with his children and their spouses
    Benkelman, Benjamin F. Sr. ca 1920's with his children and their spouses
    Back Row, L to R:
    Bill Carpenter, Ben Benkelman, Sr., Ben Benkelman, Jr., Jim Pease, Minnie Benkelman, Eustace Ball, Harold Benkelman in the late 1920's.

    Front Row, L to R:
    Mae Benkelman Carpenter, Lois Benkelman Pease, Ruth Benkelman Ball, Isabel Fletcher Benkelman, Avis Smith Benkelman
    At least one living or private individual is linked to this item - Details withheld.
    Jesse, Minnie ca 1960, with her childrens' spouses on her 95th birthday
    Jesse, Minnie ca 1960, with her childrens' spouses on her 95th birthday
    Minnie Jesse Benkelman, celebrating her 95th birthday, posed with the spouses of her children

    Standing, l to r: Eustace Ball, Avis Benkelman, Bill Carpenter

    Seated: Isabel Benkelman, Minnie


  • Sources 
    1. [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (dotwfl@comcast.net) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.

    2. [S595] Striffler-Benkelman Broadcast, (Family Publication, published sporadically to record family milestones in connection with the annual Striffler-Benkelman Family Reunions, with Vol. 1, Number 1, published Sept. 7, 1936. Issues on file at the Rawson Memorial Library in Cass City, Michigan include Vol. 5 (1941), Vol. 7 (1944) and Volumes 8 (1945) through Vol. 28 (1968). Issues published from 1961 through 1964 were not assigned volume numbers, and 1963 appears to be missing. Xeroxes of the existing issues were also made by Melinda McLemore Strong in 2007. According to a article published by the Cass City Chronicle on August 6, 1981, commemorating the Fiftieth and Final Striffler-Benkelman Reunion, the final issue of the STRIFFLER-BENKELMAN BROADCAST appears to have been Volume 28, published in 1968.), 1961 Issue, not assigned a volume number (Reliability: 3).