01 November 2009

Family of Mrs. Ed Wood In Michigan

Edward Wood's obituary was found next to an obituary I found for one of my relatives in the Flint Journal dated March 21, 1923.

Some additional information found for Edward (Alvin) Wood and his wife, Frances Lola (West) Wood and their relatives, including Lola's ex-husband, Hamlin Carpenter:

1920 MI Genesee, Flint
Wood, Edward, 58, To US 1894/Na 1899, Can Can Can, gas co.
", Lola, 54, MI OH NY

Marriage record found at this site
Groom's name: Edward Wood
Groom's age: 38 years
Groom's birth year: 1861
Groom's birthplace: Canada
Bride's name: Lola West Carpenter
Bride's age: 40 years
Bride's birth year: 1859
Bride's birthplace: Mich
Marriage date: 05 Oct 1899
Marriage place: Traverse City, Grand Traverse, Michigan
Groom's father's name: Benj Wood
Groom's mother's name: Maria Maynard
Father of bride's name: Nathan West
Mother of bride's name: Eliza Robins
Collection: Michigan Marriages 1868-1925
[They had each been married once before]

1900 MI Grand Traverse
Wood, Edward, Sept 1862, 38, m3/4, Can Can Can, farmer
", Lola, wife, May 1850, 50, m3/4, 6children/4living, MI OH NY
Carpenter, Bernie, stepson, Oct 1881, MI IN MI

Lola's 1st husband was Hamlin Carpenter, who was born July 1836 in Ohio (see marriage record here - also listed her (her birthplace was listed as Sturgis [St. Joseph Co.]). Hamlin & Lola Carpenter were divorced; there is a Chancery Court Record found for them in Grand Traverse Co., MI, here.

In the 1900 census Hamlin Carpenter was enumerated with Vernon Carpenter as his (Vernon's) father, and living in Solon Twp., Leelanau County, Michigan. There was also a Hamlin Carpenter at the Marion (IN) home for Disabled American Veterans in 1900. He served in the 87th IN Company F in the Civil War and was listed as a Civil War soldier living in Antrim Co., MI, in the 1894 census. Hamlin Carpenter died in Michigan in 1908.

Fulton County, Indiana, noted a marriage for Hamlin Carpenter here.

ROCHESTER SENTINEL - Saturday, April 13, 1860

MARRIED. -On the 6th inst.., at the Parsonage, by Rev. C. B. MOCK, Mr. Hamlin CARPENTER and Miss Elizabeth W [OSBORNE] ... daughter of L. A. OSBORNE, all of this County

It appears as though Elizabeth was the daughter of Lemuel & Olive Osborne and lived in Clark County, Ohio, in 1850.

1870 IN Fulton
Carpenter, Hamlin, 33, drayman, b. OH
", Lizzie, 27, b. OH
", Dell, 7, IN
", Ray, 4, IN [Vernon Ray]
", Grace, 8/12, IN

Vernon R. Carpenter who married Tillie Winter was the son of Hamlin & Lizzie (Osborn) Carpenter. Hamlin was living in Leelanau Co., MI, with Vernon & Tillie.

The intent of this blog was to see what I could find out about Edward A. Wood; turns out that I found very little about Edward and much more about his wife, Lola, and her first husband Hamlin Carpenter.

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