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Thomas Jiles Carpenter Sr (1894 - 1944)

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Thomas Jiles "TJ" Carpenter Sr
Born in Alabama, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 3 Jun 1917 (to 21 May 1918) in Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United Statesmap
Husband of — married 1 Aug 1920 (to 16 Apr 1944) in Covington, Alabama, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 27 Sep 2019 | Created 25 Sep 2019
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Contents

Biography

Wagoner Thomas Carpenter Sr served in the United States Army in World War I
Service started: 4 May 1918
Unit(s): 51st Infantry Supply Company, Division 6
Service ended: 20 Jun 1919

Early Life

Thomas was born in 1894. He was the son of John Carpenter and Mary Payne. He passed away in 1944. He was the oldest of three children. The younger siblings were twins, a boy and a girl.
In 1900, the family owned a farm on Skipper Street in Butler, Alabama. His maternal grandmother lived with them. [1]
Sometime before 1910 his only sister, Mannie Carpenter, William's twin, passes away. She doesn't appear on the 1910 Census and Ada says she has given birth to three children, but only two are still living. They now own a farm on Mc Kenzie Road in Butler, Alabama. In addition to Eliza (Ada's mother), Thomas's divorced uncle, Jim, lives with the family, as does a boarder. [2]

Military

On May 4, 1918, Thomas enlists in the Army. He was with the 51st Infantry Supply Company[3], 6th division as a Wagoner for WWI [4]
He saw action first in the trenches in the Gerardmier sector, and went from there to the Argonne. He was at Sedan when that city fell, and was in front of Verdun when the war ended on November 11th, 1918. [5]
He returned into the port of Hoboken, NJ on the USS Leviathan from Brest, France on June 12th, 1919.[6]

After the War

He moves back to his parents farm and takes a job as a flagman with the railroad. His young cousins also live with the family, and his grandmother is still there. [7]

Marriage and Family

Hazel Gent Merritt

On 03 Jun 1917, Hazel Merritt and TJ Carpenter marry in Butler County, Alabama.[8]
Less than a year after their marriage, TJ enlists in the Army to serve in WWI on May 4, 1918. On 21 May 1918, Hazel dies during childbirth.

Eula Bell Hobbie

About a year after he returns from the war, TJ Carpenter and Eula Hobbiemarry in Andalusia, Alabama. [9]
In 1930 Thomas Carpenter he still lives on his parent's farm with his new wife and children and still works for the Louisville and Nashville Railroad[10]
Sometime around 1935, his family moved to Huggins Bridge Road in Georgiana, Butler, Alabama. He was no longer employed, and his wife ran the farm with their son, Thomas Jr's help. [11]
In 1942, Thomas Jr enlisted in the Army for World War II as part of the Army Air Corps. In 1944, Thomas Jr's plane becomes lost in New Guinea.[12]. The stress of Thomas's disappearance eventually caused him to have a heart attack. [13]. He passed away in April 1944.

Education

  • 8th Grade Education [11]

Appearance

  • He was tall with light brown hair and grey eyes. [14]

Death and Burial

Thomas suffered a heart attack and died upon learning that his oldest son's plane was lost in WWI. He is buried in Oakwood Cemetery in Georgiana, Butler County, Alabama with his wife and stillborn grandchild.[15]

Conflict

His headstone reports his birth in June, but every document I find reports his birthday in January (including the request for his headstone) [4]

Sources

  1. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:36QJ-NN2 : accessed 26 September 2019), John R Carpenter, Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 12B, line 95, family 248, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 4; FHL microfilm 2,339,739.
  2. "United States Census, 1910," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK3R-H2Z : accessed 25 September 2019), John R Carpenter, Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 31, sheet 4A, family 72, NARA microfilm publication T624 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1982), roll 4; FHL microfilm 1,374,017.
  3. "United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QP86-BS4M : 5 December 2018), Thomas Jiles Carpenter, 20 Jun 1919; citing Military Service, NARA microfilm publication 76193916 (St. Louis: National Archives and Records Administration, 1985), various roll numbers.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Image U.S., Headstone Applications for Military Veterans, 1925-1963 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012. Original data: Applications for Headstones for U.S. Military Veterans, 1925-1941. Microfilm publication M1916, 134 rolls. ARC ID: 596118. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, Record Group 92. National Archives at Washington, D.C..
  5. Father and Son Greenville Advocate Greenville, Alabama 09 Sep 1943, Thu • Page 31
  6. ImageU.S., Army Transport Service, Passenger Lists, 1910-1939 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Lists of Outgoing Passengers, 1917-1938. Textual records. 255 Boxes. NAI: 6234477. Records of the Office of the Quartermaster General, 1774-1985, Record Group 92. The National Archives at College Park, Maryland.
  7. "United States Census, 1920," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MXCY-3RT : accessed 26 September 2019), John R Carpenter, Chapman, Butler, Alabama, United States; citing ED 32, sheet 18B, line 63, family 241, NARA microfilm publication T625 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1992), roll 4; FHL microfilm 1,820,004.
  8. "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQ39-3ZJ : 9 February 2018), Thomas Giles Carpenter and Hazel Gent Merritt, 03 Jun 1917; citing reference p331; FHL microfilm 1,290,258.
  9. "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FQQH-CMD : 9 February 2018), T. J. Carpenter and Eula B. Hobbe, 01 Aug 1920; citing reference p 196; FHL microfilm 1,288,862.
  10. "United States Census, 1930," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:36QJ-NN2 : accessed 25 September 2019), John R Carpenter, Georgiana, Butler, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 21, sheet 12B, line 95, family 248, NARA microfilm publication T626 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2002), roll 4; FHL microfilm 2,339,739.
  11. 11.0 11.1 "United States Census, 1940," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:V1LZ-Q8Z : 27 July 2019), Thomas J Carpenter, Election Precinct 14, Butler, Alabama, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 7-23B, sheet 2A, line 7, family 22, Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, NARA digital publication T627. Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790 - 2007, RG 29. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 2012, roll 7.
  12. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/36387978/tj_carpenter_dies_after_finding_out_his/
  13. https://www.newspapers.com/clip/36388889/after_39_years_gunners_body_found_in/
  14. "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918", database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:K3P8-DBG : 23 August 2019), Thomas J Carpenter, 1917-1918.
  15. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/33576742


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