1891 - 1961 (69 years)
||Wilmot John "Bill" Carpenter  |
||1 Jul 1891
||Whitchurch Twp, York, Ontario, Canada 
||16 Jun 1961
||Farwell, Clare County, Michigan [1, 2]
- 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.
Name: Wilmot John Carpenter
Event Date: 01 Jul 1891
Event Place: Whitchurch Twp., York, Ontario
Father: John Carpenter
Mother: Jane Stover
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.
||Strong Family Tree
||17 Aug 2014 |
||Florence Mae Benkelman, b. 8 May 1896, St. Francis, Cheyenne County, Kansas , d. 19 Dec 1989, Stuart, Martin County, Florida (Age 93 years) |
||1 May 1926
||Flint, Genesee County, Michigan 
||9 Dec 2006 |
||Group Sheet, Family chart
||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|
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
- [S469] Williams, Dorothy Ball--Family Researcher (email@example.com) 3331 Southwest Villa Place, Palm City, FL 34990 ; based in part on BonnieMargaret Benkelman Jacob's unpublished typescript, THE FAMILY BENKELMAN.
- [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).