Friday, February 22, 2013

Exploratory Data Analysis: Leona D. (Lambertson) Fetz Carpenter (1904-1988)

Leona D. (Lambertson) Fetz Carpenter (1904-1988) was my maternal great-grandaunt.  What follows is an exploratory data analysis of the biographical data I have discovered about her.

1. Vital Records

     1.1. Birth Certificate

          Leona was born August 20, 1904 in Hamilton County, Indiana1.  I do not yet have a copy of her birth certificate.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

          1.1.1. Birth Notice in Newspaper

               Will need to search contemporary newspapers to see if mention was made of Leona's birth.

          1.1.2. Bible Record

               I am not aware of any surviving Bible records for the Lambertson family.  Will continue to reach out to extended family in hopes that one does exist.

          1.1.3. Baptismal Record

               I am not aware of a baptismal record for Leona, though I do not know the church affiliation at this time.

          1.1.4. Adoption Record

               There is no indication that Leona was adopted.

     1.2. Marriage License

          Leona was married sometime between 1920 and 1925 to Clarence Everett Fetz.  Until compiling this analysis I didn't realize I didn't have their wedding date. Will need to search marriage records in Madison County, Indiana for the record.

          Leona was married April 19, 1968 in Aroma, Hamilton County, Indiana, to Joseph Carpenter.  I do not yet have a copy of their marriage license.

          1.2.1. Marriage notice in newspaper

               Will need to determine date of Leona's first marriage before searching contemporary newspapers for mention of the nuptials.  I will add searching for mention of her second marriage to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.

          1.2.2. Anniversary notice

               Once I've determined the date of Leona and Clarence's wedding, will be able to search newspapers for mention of their wedding anniversary.

          1.2.3. Divorce decree

               There is no indication that Leona and Clarence were divorced.  Her second husband, Joseph Carpenter, passed away ten days after their marriage.

     1.3. Death Certificate

          Leona died July 12, 19882.  I do not have the location, nor a copy of her death certificate.  Assuming that death took place in Madison County, Indiana, will add searching for her death certificate to my next research trip.

          1.3.1. Obituary in newspaper

               Will need to add searching for her obituary to my list of "to-do" items on my next research trip.

          1.3.2. Funeral home records

              Once I've determined where her funeral was held, will need to search out local funeral home records for more details.

          1.3.3. Tombstone photograph

               My database does not indicate at this time in what cemetery Leona is buried.  When the information from the obituary is obtain, I can seek out a photograph of her tombstone.

2. Census Records

     2.1. Federal Census Records

          2.1.1. 1940 Federal Census

               On April 19, 1940, Leona was enumerated in the Clarence Fetz household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana3, as Leona Fetz, wife, age 35, born Indiana.  Her residence in 1935 was the same location.  She had completed the 8th grade and no occupation was listed.  Also in the household were husband, Clarence, age 41, born in Indiana, a musician, and children Jack, age 16; Lois, age 14, and Bruce, age 11, all born in Indiana.

          2.1.2. 1930 Federal Census

               On April 29, 1930, Leona was enumerated in the Clarence E. Fetz household in Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana4, as Leona D. Fetz, age 25, wife.  She could read and write and spoke English.  She was married at age 17.  She was born in Indiana, as were both of her parents.  No occupation was given.  Living in the household were husband, Clarence, age 31, a farmer on a truck farm, and children Jack E., age 6; Lois J., age 4 6/12mo.; and Bruce E., age 1 6/12mo., all born in Indiana.

          2.1.3. 1920 Federal Census

               On January 2, 1920, Leona was enumerated as a lodger in the Freeman B. Harting household in Elwood, Madison County, Indiana5, as Leona Lambertson, age 15, lodger, working as a servant.  She could read and write and spoke English.  She was born in Indiana, her father was born in Ohio and her mother was born in Indiana.

          2.1.4. 1910 Federal Census

               On April 23, 1910, Leona was enumerated in the Charles Lambertson household in Jackson Township, Hamilton County, Indiana6, as Leona D., daughter, age 5, born in Indiana.  She did not yet attend school. Both her parents were listed as being born in Indiana.

     2.2. State Census Records

          The State of Indiana conducted state census in 1853, 1857, 1871, 1877, 1883, 1889, 1901, 1913, 1919 and 1921.  These, however, were merely for the purpose of determining legislative apportionment.

     2.3. Agricultural Census Records

          I have not yet investigated these types of census records to see what light they might shed on the Lambertson or Fetz farm.

3. Military Records

     3.1. Draft Registration

          Not applicable, as Leona was a female.

     3.2. Pension Records

          I am not aware of any military service by her father or husband that would make Leona eligible to receive a pension.

     3.3. Service Records

          Not applicable, as Leona was a female.

4. Land Records

     4.1. Deed Records

          Deed records need to be thoroughly searched in Madison County, Indiana to see what records might mention Leona.  Will add this to my list of "to-do" items for my next research trip.

     4.2. Plat map / county map

          Madison County, Indiana published plat maps in 1940, 1949, 1960, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1969 and 1970 that might be relevant to my research.

5. Supplemental records

     Supplemental records available for research for Leona include city/county directories, court records and will and probate records.  Will add these itmes to my "to-do" list for my next research trip.

     In 1924, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence (mispelled Lawrence) living at 1515 South R Street.7

    In 1925, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 2407 South B Street8.

     In 1927, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 1622 South I Street9.

     In 1929, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 818 South 9th Street10.

     In 1931, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence and children Jack, Lois & Bruce, living at 2723 North B Street11.

     In 1933, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 906 South C Street12.

     In 1941, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 1330 South J Street13.

     In 1945, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 1303 South J Street14.

     In 1947, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 414 South D Street15.

     In 1949, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 414 South D Street16.

     In 1952, Leona was listed in the Elwood, Madison County, Indiana city directory with husband Clarence living at 414 South D Street17.

Sources:

1. Beals, John, Chronology of the Beals Family, Butler Printing House, Noblesville, Indiana, 1912, page 49.
2. Leona D. Carpenter, no. 308-12-3651, Social Security Death Index of the U.S. Social Security Administration.
3. 1940 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, 4th Ward, Elwood, ED 48-65, SD 11, sheet 11B, dwelling 1300, family 324; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 February 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
4. 1930 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Pipe Creek Township, ED 48-55, SD5, sheet 15B, dwelling 379, family 380; digital images, Ancestry.com (www.ancestry.com: accessed 19 February 2013); National Archives, Washington, D.C.
5. Freeman B. Harting household, 1920 U.S. census, Madison County, Indiana, population schedule, Pipecreek Twp., SD 84, ED 134, dwelling 29, family 31, National Archives micropublication T625, roll 449.
6. Charles Lambertson household, 1910 U.S. census, Hamilton County, Indiana, population schedule, Jackson Twp., ED 104, SD 9, sheet 6, dwelling 156, family 158; National Archives micropublication T624, roll 353.
7. Elwood (Indiana) Directory 1924 (Binghampton, New York, USA: Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1924), page 97.
8. Elwood (Indiana) Directory 1925 (Binghampton, New York, USA: Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1925), page 104.
9. Elwood (Indiana) Directory 1927 (Binghampton, New York, USA: Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1927), page 100.
10. 1929 Elwood, Indiana Directory (Binghampton, NY, USA: The Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1929), page 100.
11. City Directory and Classified Business Directory of Advertisers, Elwood, Indiana 1931-1932 (Noblesville, Indiana, USA: Pioneer Directory Company, 1931-1932), page 32.
12. 1933 Elwood, Indiana Directory (Binghampton, NY, USA: The Calkin-Kelly Directory Company, 1933), page 95.
13. The Baldwin and Call-Leader Elwood Indiana Con Survey Directory Master Edition 1941 (Parsons, Kansas, USA: Baldwin Con Survey Company and Elwood Call Leader, 1941), page 139.
14. The Mullin-Kille Elwood Indiana Con Survey Directory Master Edition 1945 (Hebron, Nebraska, USA: The Mullin-Kille Company, 1945), page 136.
15. The Mullin-Kille Elwood Indiana Resident Directory and Cosmopolitan Telephone Directory 1947-1948 (Columbus, Ohio, USA: The Mullin-Kille Company, 1948), page 239.
16. The Baldwin Elwood Con Survey City Directory 1949 (Columbus,Ohio, USA: Baldwin Con Survey Company, 1949), page 144.
17. The Mullin-Kille Elwood Indiana Con Survey City Directory Master Edition 1952 (Chillicothe, Ohio, USA: Mullin-Kille Company, 1952), page 234.



This post was developed as part of the series relating to Building My 2011 Research Template, an attempt to systematically document and source the details of my ancestors' lives. Comments regarding this template and the conclusions drawn in this article are welcomed.
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