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Jacob Lee Carpenter

J.L. Carpenter
Full Name: Jacob Lee Carpenter
Birth date: September 29, 1866
Death date: March 8, 1943

Terms of Service

  • House, 25th Legislature
    1/12/1897 - 1/10/1899
  • House, 24th Legislature
    1/8/1895 - 1/12/1897

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - Lee Carpenter, Fannin County, Texas, age 14, born circa 1867 in Texas, work farm, son of C.H. and H.F. Carpenter.
    Census of 1900 - Lee J. Carpenter, Fannin County, Texas, age 33, born September 1866 in Texas, single, lawyer, boarder.
    Census of 1910 - Jacob L. Carpenter, Mangum, Greer County, Oklahoma, age 43, born circa 1867 in Texas, attorney, spouse Charles M., daughter Julia C., son Jacob L.
    Census of 1920 - Lee Carpenter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, age 53, born circa 1867 in Texas, lawyer/State Land Dept., spouse Charlie, daughter Julia, son J. Lee.
    Census of 1930 - Jacob L. Carpenter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, age 63, born circa 1867 in Texas, title examiner/State of Oklahoma, spouse Charles B., daughter Julia Kathern, son Jacob L., Jr.
    Census of 1940 - Jacob Lee Carpenter, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, age 73, born circa 1867 in Texas, attorney/School Land Dept., spouse Charles Benjamin, daughter Julia Katherine, son Jacob Lee. FamilySearch . 1900 1880
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  • J.L. Carpenter relocated to Mangum, Oklahoma, in 1902; married Miss Charlie Meacham in June 1903; served in the 4th legislature (1913) of the Oklahoma State Senate, as Greer County (Oklahoma) judge, then Oklahoma school land department lawyer; and died 3/8/1943 at his home in Oklahoma City.
    "J.L. Carpenter, Esq., of Bonham, Texas, arrived in Mangum on Tuesday's evening's train, and will locate here for the practice of his profession . . . Mr. Carpenter has twice represented his county, Fannin, in the state legislature, and has succeeded as an attorney among strong legal lights of the Lone Star State." Mangum Weekly Star (Mangum, Oklahoma), 5/29/1902, p. 5.
    Marriage, "Carpenter-Meacham," Mangum Weekly Star, 6/11/1903, p. 5. "Judge J.L. Carpenter, the happy groom, has been in Mangum only about a year, having come here from Bonham, Texas."
    "Hon. J.L. Carpenter for State Senate," Mangum Weekly Star, 4/4/1912, p. 4. Hon. J. Lee Carpenter, "He was just from the halls of the Texas legislature, having represented the great county of Fannin in the 24th and 25th sessions of the legislature of that state."
    "Carpenter Will Be School Land Lawyer," The Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma), 4/18/1919, p. 9.
    Obituary, J.L. Carpenter, "Former State School Lands Attorney Dies," The Daily Oklahoman, 3/9/1943, p. 2. Newspapers.com .
  • Jacob L. Carpenter, death date 3/8/1943 in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Oklahoma State Vital Records Index 2016.
  • 25th Legislature (1897) - J.L. Carpenter, postoffice Bonham, nativity Texas, age 30, lawyer, 30 years in Texas, member of previous legislatures: 24th, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
  • Brief biographical sketch, J.L. Carpenter, p. 146. Born 9/29/1866 in Fannin County. Texas State Government: A Volume of Biographical Sketches and Passing Comment, 25th Legislature 1897.

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