First Generation

1. Herbert A1 Carpenter was born in Wisconsin 1889. Herbert died about 1926 in Wisconsin.

He married Matilda M unknown 1910. Matilda was born Illinois 1891. In the 1920 census Omro, Winnebago, Wisconsin page 34, Herbert (age 30) is recorded with Matilda (age 27), Arnold (age 3y1m) and Adiline (age 1y3m). Herbert is a farmer born in Wisconsin.

Herbert A Carpenter and Matilda M unknown had the following children:

child 2 i. Arnold E2 Carpenter (still alive).

child 3 ii. Adeline F Carpenter (still alive).

child 4 iii. Roland F Carpenter (still alive).

child 5 iv. Margaret May Carpenter was born in Wisconsin May 23, 1921. Margaret died August 13, 2004 in Orange Co, CA, at 83 years of age. Burial at Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont, Los Angeles Co, California

Find A Grave Memorial# 94654864

Margaret May Godown passed away at home in Laguna Niguel, California on August 13, 2004, after a courageous battle with heart disease. She was born on May 23, 1921 in Omro, Wisconsin to Herbert Carpenter and Mathilda Kriesel. She had three brothers and two sisters. She attended Omro High School, and in 1942 married Oliver Rodrek and lived in Oshkosh, Wisconsin until her husband's death in 1950 from complications surrounding a wound sustained in World War II. Margaret moved from Oshkosh, Wisconsin to Pomona, California in 1955. In 1956 she married Robert Godown, a merchant seaman and radio operator, and they continued to live in Pomona. Margaret received her bachelor's degree in education from California State University, Los Angeles. She started teaching elementary school in Rancho Cucamonga, California in 1960. Throughout her twenty-eight year career in public education she taught elementary and middle school students, as well as those with emotional and educational handicaps. She was the president of her local teachers' union, and went on to complete her master's degree in education at the University of Redlands in 1974 - on her 53rd Birthday. She retired from teaching in 1988. Her husband, Robert, became an agent of the Prudential Insurance Company, and died in November of 2002. Following her second husband's death, Margaret moved from Pomona, California to Laguna Niguel. During her retired years she was active in gardening, knitting, reading, and took great pleasure in her constant companion - a Sheltie named "Princess" - and every Los Angeles Dodgers victory. She loved to travel, both overseas and in the United States - a passion that she passed along to her children. She is survived by a sister and a brother. She is also survived by her loving children Peggy, Carol, Lee and Gail, all of whom graduated from college - something being a life-long educator she was very proud of. She had seven grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Visitation will be at Todd Memorial Chapel, 570 North Garey Avenue, Pomona, California 91767 from 5:00 o'clock until 8:00 o'clock p.m. on Wednesday, August 18th. Margaret's funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 19, 2004 at 11:00 o'clock a.m. at Rock of the Foothills Lutheran Church, located at 4630 Wheeler Avenue, La Verne, CA 91750 (909)593-5663, with a reception to follow. Her graveside service will immediately follow at Oak Park Cemetery, 410 Sycamore Avenue, Claremont, California 91711. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith."

Published in Inland Valley Daily Bulletin on Aug. 17, 2004 She married twice.

She married Oliver Elwyn Rodrek. Oliver was born February 27, 1916. Oliver died April 12, 1950 at 34 years of age. Burial: North Rushford Cemetery Omro, Winnebago County Wisconsin, USA

Find A Grave Memorial# 76967989 S SGT 301 FIELD ARTY BN WORLD WAR II

She married Robert Glen Godown about 1941. Robert was born in Minnesota March 15, 1921. Robert was the son of Glen Light Godown and Alice L Weinburg. Robert died November 2, 2002 in Pomona, LA Co, CA, at 81 years of age. There may be a problem here in the the SSDI has the death date as 2002 and the grave stone has it as 2005. I have changed the date to the one on the gravestone. Burial at Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont, Los Angeles Co, California

POMONA - Robert G. Godown, 81, of Pomona died Nov. 2, 2002, at home. He was born March 15, 1921, in Minneapolis, Minn., and has been a resident of Pomona since 1956. He was an insurance salesman for Prudential Insurance for 28 years and a radio operator for American Presidential Lines for 12 years. He was a U.S. Merchant Marine of World War II. He was a member of the 32nd Degree Mason; York Rites Bodies and Scottish Rite; Fontana Elks Lodge No. 2013; American Legion Post No. 30, Pomona; and China Coasters Seaman's Club. He was active in protecting natural waterways from pollution, (Shell Lake and Sawyer Creek, Wisconsin). He was also a member of Old Baldy Shrine; Al Malaikah Temple; and Rock of the Foothills Lutheran Church; Mr. Godown is survived by his wife, Margaret; a son, Lee Godown of Laguna Nigel; five daughters, Carol Hawn of Mission Viejo, Gail Godown of Altadena, Peggy Mandel of Newberry Springs, Diane Paradice of Duluth, Wis., and Sandy La Liberty of Barron, Wis.; nine grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Visitation will be held from 5 to 9 p.m. today at Todd Memorial Chapel, Pomona. Services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7 at Rock Of The Foot hills Lutheran Church, La Verne. Interment will follow in Oak Park Cemetery, Claremont. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to CHLA, Attn: Donor Services, 4650 Sunset Blvd., MS No. 29, Los Angeles, CA 90027. Todd Memorial Chapel is in charge of arrangements.

Inland Valley Daily Bulletin (Ontario, CA) - Wed, November 6, 2002

Find A Grave Memorial# 94651926

(See Robert Glen Godown for the continuation of this line.)

child 6 v. Ardine H Carpenter (still alive).

child 7 vi. Arville H Carpenter (still alive).

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