Samuel E CARPENTER James Lawrence V BRISCOE Oval Ilene BRISCOE Verlin A BRISCOE Carmen Oletta BRISCOE Helen Doris BRISCOE Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE Martha Frances CARPENTER Nancy Delena FORSYTHE Mini tree diagram

Amanda Luella CARPENTER10,1,2,11,12,13,14,3,4,5,6,7,4,15,8,16,9

30th Jul 18921,2,3,4,5,6,7,4,8,9 - 21st Mar 19648,9

Life History

30th Jul 1892

Born in Caldwell Twp, Appanoose, Iowa.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,4,8,9

about 1911

Married James Lawrence V BRISCOE in Tillman County, Oklahoma.4

1st Aug 1912

Birth of daughter Oval Ilene BRISCOE in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.5,17,8,18,4,7,19

23rd Dec 1913

Birth of son Verlin A BRISCOE in Frederick, Tillman, Oklahoma.20,7,5,21,22,4,19

12th May 1917

Birth of daughter Carmen Oletta BRISCOE in Musselshell County, Montana.4,5,8,23

16th Jul 1920

Birth of daughter Helen Doris BRISCOE in Musselshell County, Montana.9,2,23

4th Mar 1926

Birth of son Bernard Bertrum BRISCOE in New Richland, Waseca, Minnesota.23,2,24,25,9,26,27,18,22,28,29

21st Mar 1964

Died in Contra Costa County, California.8,9

after 21st Mar 1964

Buried in Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa County, California.9

Notes

  • 1895 Iowa State Census, Appanoose County, 1 January, Wells, page 1,Hse/Fam #21
    Samuel Carpenter 30 M b Des Moines IA
    Nancy Carpenter 24 F b Appanoose County IA
    Amanda Carpenter 2 F b Appanoose County IA
    Martha Frances Carpenter 0 F b Appanoose County IA

    1910 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 7 May, RichlandTownship, District R55, page 15A, Hse #277, Fam #283
    Carpenter, Samuel L Head M W 43 Married 18 years IA IN IN Farmer Rents
    Carpenter, Nancy D Wife F W 38 Married 18 years 4 children/4 living IAOH KY
    Carpenter, Amanda E Dau F W 17 Single IA IA IA Farm Laborer
    Carpenter, Martha F Dau W 15 Single IA IA IA Farm Laborer

    In the 1920 census I found Amanda and her husband James L Briscoe,along with there three children, in the household of Amanda's parents. They were in Musselshell County, Montana.

    1920 Federal Census, Musselshell County, Montana, 30 January, SchoolDistrict 9, Enumeration District 64, Fishel Creek Rd, page 7B, Hse#130, Fam #133
    Carpenter, Samuel E Head Owns M W 54 IA IN IA Farmer
    Carpenter, Nancy D Wife F W 49 IA OH OH
    Brisco, Amanda Dau F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, James L M W 27 TX US US Farmer
    Brisco, Ilene Granddau F W 8 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin A Grandson M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Granddau M W 3yrs7mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1916]

    There was a second enumeration of Amanda and her family, in their oldresidence of Frederick, Oklahoma, 28 days before the one in Montana.I cannot account for all the factors to make complete sense of thissituation.  The had been living in Montana since about 1916, based onCarmen's age of 2 years 8 months in the Oklahoma census.  They mayhave been back for a visit or some business, however, they arereported in a rented residence, not int he home of relatives or ahotel.

    1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 2 January, Frederick,District 167, 216 South Main St, page 1B, Hse/Fam #19
    Brisco, Jim L Head M W 27 TX US US tin Shop Plumer [sic]
    Brisco, Amanda Wife F W 27 IA IA IA
    Brisco, Ilene Dau F W 7 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Verlin Son M W 6 OK TX IA
    Brisco, Carmen Dau M W 2yrs8mos Montana TX IA [b abt May 1917]

    They were back in their Frederick, Oklahoma, location by the 1930census.  Not long after that they moved to Amanda's home state ofIowa. The details of this census report fill in some interestingdetails of the interim years.

    Their 4th child Helen is age 9 here and was born in Montana.  The lastchild Bernard is age 4 and was born in Minnesota.  This tells us theymoved from Montana to Minnesota between 1921 and 1926.  I found thatAmanda's mother died in Waseca County, Minnesota in 1927.  So theymoved with her parents from Montana to Minnesota, then moved back toOklahoma some time between 1927 and 1930.  I have not found herfather's place or date of birth.  I expect it was before Nancy died.

    1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma, 3 April, Frederick Ward2, District 5, page 2A, 104 South 16th St, Hse #35, Fam #37
    Briscoe, James L Head Rents $20 M W 37 Married at age 18 MO TX MOLaborer
    Briscoe, Amanda E Wife F W 37 Married at age 18 IA IA IA
    Briscoe, Ilene O Dau F W 17 OK MO IA
    Briscoe, Verlin A Son M W 16 OK MO IA
    - page 2B -
    Briscoe, Carmen O Dau M W 12 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Helen D Dau F W 9 MT MO IA
    Briscoe, Bernard B Son M W 4 MN MO IA

    In several records Amanda is listed as Amanda E.  This is probably forElla, a nickname/short form of her given middle name of Luella.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1933, p 66
    Briscoe Carmen student r 1418 N Adams Ave
    Briscoe Jas L (Amanda) chauf Jacob E Decker & Sons h 1418 N Adams Ave
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary) meat ctr r 1418 N Adams Ave

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1938, p 71
    Briscoe Edw W (Frances) r 502 5th SE
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 502 5th SE
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) butcher r 502 5th SE

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1939, p 54
    Briscoe Fannie (wid Edw W [Edmond W]) r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) whsemn Stacy Fruit Co r 527 12th SE

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1940, p 56
    Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond]) r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Helen D r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe James L (Amanda E; 1b) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    Briscoe Verlin A (Mary B; 1g 1b) lab Decker's r 527 12th SE

    1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa, 8 April, Mason CityWard 4, District 17-33, Page 7A, 317 6th St SW, Hse #131, Owns $1850
    Briscoe, James L Head F W 47 Grade H2 b Texas same place in 1935 TruckDriver, Witwer Grocers
    Briscoe, Amanda Wife F W 47 Grade 8 b Iowa same place in 1935Housewife
    Briscoe, Helen Dau F W 19 Grade H4 b Montana same place in 1935Stenographer
    Briscoe, Bernard Son M W 14 Grade 7 b Minnesota same place in 1935 NoOccup
    Briscoe, Frances Mother F W 74 Widow Grade 6 b Missouri Residence sameplace in 1935 "Unable"

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1941, p 54
    Briscoe Frances M (wid Edw [Edmond] W) r 317 6th SW
    -----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
    -----  James L (Amanda) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    -----  Verlin A (Mary B) h 415 N Mass av

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1942, p 52
    Briscoe Bernard student  r 317 6th SW
    -----  Helen D r 317 6th SW
    -----  James L (Amanda E) Driver Witwer Grocer Co r 317 6th SW
    -----  Verlan (Mary) h 136 26th SW

    Amanda and James moved to California later in life.  They both died inContra Costa County.  Amanda's California death record provides hermother's maiden name, missing so far from all other records I hadfound.  This record also finally provides her exact birth date.

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Amanda E Briscoe
    Birth Date 30 Jul 1892
    Death 21 Mar 1964 Contra Costa County
    Mother's Maiden Name Forsythe

    Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947
    Amanda Luella Carpenter
    Birth 30 Jul 1892 Caldwell Twp, Appanoose, Iowa
    Father Samuel Carpenter born Iowa, Age 26
    Mother Nancy D Forsythe born Iowa, Age 21

    At the same time, I also found Amanda's Iowa birth record.  Thisrecord is the first I have seen that provides Amanda's full middlename, Luella.  All the city directories and censuses with a middleinitial have Amanda E.  I suspect that the middle initial E is forElla, a nickname or short form for her full middle name.

    In September 2015, I submitted considerable information to Luella'smemorial on Find a Grave.  The updated memorial appears here.

    Amanda Luella "Ella" Carpenter Briscoe
    Birth Jul. 30, 1892 Appanoose County, Iowa
    Death Mar. 21, 1964 Contra Costa County, California
    Spouse James L Briscoe (1892 - 1973)
    Son Bernard Bertrum Briscoe (1926 - 2004)
    Burial Memory Gardens Cemetery, Concord, Contra Costa County,California
    Created by Grothmann Nov 20, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #101038657,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=101038657

Sources

  • 1. 1895 Iowa State Census, Appanoose County
    • 1 January, Wells, page 1, Hse/Fam #21
  • 2. 1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    • 8 April, Mason City Ward 4, District 17-33, Page 7A, 317 6th St SW,
  • 3. Iowa, Births and Christenings Index, 1857-1947
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, Musselshell County, Montana
    • 30 January, School District 9, Enumeration District 64, Fishel Creek
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 2 January, Frederick, District 167, 216 South Main St, page 1B,
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 7 May, Richland Township, District R55, page 15A, Hse #277, Fam #283
  • 7. 1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, District 5, page 2A, 104 South 16th St, Hse
  • 8. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 9. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 10. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1939, p 54
  • 11. Minnesota, Death Index, 1908-2002
  • 12. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1933, p 66
  • 13. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1942, p 52
  • 14. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1940, p 56
  • 15. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1941, p 54
  • 16. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Mason City, Iowa, City Directory, 1938, p 71
  • 17. BillionGraves.com Burial Index
  • 18. California, Marriage Index, 1960-1985
  • 19. Iowa, Marriage Records, 1923-1937
  • 20. 1940 Federal Census, Cerro Gordo County, Iowa
    • 2 April, Mason City Ward 3, District 17-29, Page 4A, 527 12th St SE,
  • 21. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 22. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 23. 1930 Federal Census, Tillman County, Oklahoma
    • 3 April, Frederick Ward 2, District 5, page 2B, 104 South 16th St, Hse
  • 24. U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • 25. Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002
  • 26. United States Obituary Collection
  • 27. U.S., Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010
  • 28. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 2
  • 29. Gravestone of Bernard B and Irma L Briscoe, Lake City, ColumbiaCounty, Florida

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