Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Books by Lila Carpenter Eubanks - now online

Hi All, We’ve now posted electronic copies of the two books Lila Carpenter Eubanks complied on the Carpenters and the Stringers.  Thanks to Sam Eubanks for recompiling the files into smaller single PDF files for both books. 

Carpenter Connections - The Lives and Times of the Charles and Hannah Day Carpenter Family

The Stringer Story - The Lives and Times of the William Alvin, Mary Ann Lenegan and Hannah Amelia Crowe Stringer Family

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Raymond Carpenter WW1 Draft Registration

WW1 Draft Registration Card - Side 1

WW1 Draft Registration Card - Side 2

(Click on the Images above to see a larger size)

I was at the family history library last week. When at the library, they have free access to Ancestry.com.

So I decided to do a search on Grandpa Carpenter - Raymond Linzy Carpenter (1890-1976).

I found something unusual, which I found pleasing. I hope it will pique your interest as well.

It is Grandpa's World War 1 Draft Registration. It is dated June 4, 1917. It has samples of his own handwriting, including his signature.

In case you have trouble reading it, here is what it says:

Side 1

Name in Full: Raymond L. Carpenter
Age in Years: 26
Home Address: Evanston Wyoming
Date of Birth: Oct 10, 1890
Natural Born Citizen
Where Born: Evanston, Wyo USA
Present Trade or Occupation: Locomotive Fireman
By Whom Employed: Union Pacific RR Co
Where Employed: Evanston, Wyo
Any Dependents? Wife, Child 1 yr
Marital Status: Married
Race: Caucasian
Military Experience: None

Side 2
Height: Tall
Build: Med
Color of Eyes: Blue
Color of Hair: Sandy
Bald? No
Any Missing Appendages or Disabilities? No
Registrar Signature: J.B. Martin
City, State: Evanston, Wyo
Dated: June 4, 1917

We could note that June 4, 1917 was near the end of WW1. I believe the actual ending date of WW1 was on November 11, 1917. Grandpa Carpenter was never called upon to serve in the military. Who knows what may have happened had the war gone on for much longer.

It was fun to me to see something that Grandpa Carpenter actual wrote, in his own hand. It was also fun to see a snapshot of his family life and occupation at that time -- Especially the part about being a locomotive fireman.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Carpenter Family Reunion - Saturday Aug. 6th 2011

Everyone get ready for good company, good food and fun at our family reunion. It will be on Saturday August 6th at Murray Park in Pavilion #1. Enter at 495 East 5400 South. Here is a link to a park map:


We'll start gathering at 11:00 am and Lunch will start at noon. Then to play games, including ice block sliding. Hope every one can join us.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Lila Joy Carpenter Eubanks - Passed Away

Lila Joy Carpenter Eubanks passed away on January 31, 2011. We will all miss her very much. Below are a couple pictures from the burial at the Provo Cemetery. Both it and the memorial service were very nice. When the family has time to transcribe Harvey's (Lila's husband) remarks we'll post them as well.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Joel, Myra, Jeannette and Mark visited the Evanston Cemetery over Memorial Day Weekend. Here are some photos from their trip.

Click on the images below to see them in a larger size.

Joel and Myra at Evanston Cemetery

Raymond and Verbena's Graves

Raymond Jr. and Frances' Graves

Arthur Leroy's Grave

Joseph and Mary Anderton Carpenter's Graves

Charles, Hannah and Elizabeth's Graves

Anderton Graves

Peter Anderton Grave - Civil War Veteran

Bill and Dorothy Rose George's Graves

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Wirig Roundup 2008

(Note: You can click on any of these photos for a larger view)

As it turned out, the same day we had our Carpenter Cousins reunion at Murray Park on August 2nd, the Wirig Family were having their Wirig Roundup 2008 ™. From all accounts it looks like they had a great time together.

The Wirig's will be having their gathering on the first Weekend of August, every other year. So in order to not conflict with the Wirig Roundup, the Carpenter Cousins reunion will meet on the last Saturday of July of each year. For 2009, our reunion will be held on July 25th, in Evanston, Wyoming.

The Wirig Roundup coincided with Aunt Bessie's birthday. So a birthday celebration was a part of their activities.

Quite a creative birthday cake! It looks like it might have come from the pages of a Dr. Seuss book.

It looks like it worked out really well. I love the look of anticipation on the children's faces as they wait for grandma to blow out the candles.

There were many great activities at the Wirig Roundup, including horseback rides. Even grandma and grandpa got a chance to ride!

Sunday Morning, of that weekend included a devotional and testimony meeting at the American Fork Amphitheater.

It looked like it was a choice time to gather as a family.

I think Aunt Bessie summed it up best when she said:

"This past week-end has been glorious. Our souls have been lifted to rejoicing and thanksgiving to God for the blessings he has poured out upon us. Surely the blessings of Abraham are real. It is gratifying to see our Father's Plan in operation; the realization of the promised joy in posterity, the confidence that we are all in the covenant, and through the Atonement have firm faith and hope in the resurrection. We expect exaltation and association as a family together in the Celestial Kingdom just as the Lord has promised. . . .

Love always,

Mom and Dad, Grandma and Grandpa, Grandma Great and Grandpa Great (as the fourth generation children call us)"

"I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth." (3 John 4)"

It looks like the Wirig Roundup 2008 ™ was a complete success!

There were literally hundreds of photos taken of the Wirig Roundup. They have been posted by Vaughn, and you can see them here.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Lila and Harvey!

Last month there was a birthday celebration for Lila and Harvey. Sam and his family, joined with Lorraine and their family in the Seattle area little family reunion of their own.

The Occasion was Lila's 75th Birthday an Harvey's 80th Birthday.

It was good for Eubanks cousins to get together. It looks like they had a great time together.

Lila And Harvey Birthdays July 2008

You can see more photos from the birthday celebration here.