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Bertha Mabel Handley Carpenter
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Birth: Sep. 5, 1889
Republic County
Kansas, USA
Death: May 16, 1922
Nuckolls County
Nebraska, USA

BERTHA MABEL HANDLEY was born on September 5, 1889 near Narka, Republic County, Kansas, and died at the age of thirty-two on May 16, 1922 in Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska. She was the daughter of FRANCIS MARION HANDLEY (1862-1934) and his wife MARGARET ALICE PUCKET (1860-1931).

Bertha married JESSE JAMES CARPENTER on March 16, 1915, the son of JOHN WESLEY CARPENTER and MELISSA SAMPSON. Jesse was born on December 8, 1885 in Summerfield, Marshall County, Kansas, and died on December 1, 1952 in Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.

Bertha and Jesse Carpenter had one child who survived infancy:

HAROLD LAVERNE CARPENTER, b. March 4, 1918, near Webber, Jewell County, Kansas; d. December 20, 2009, Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska; m. MARIAN BEATRICE SWANSON, January 2, 1966, Hastings, Adam County, Nebraska; b. August 26, 1910, Ong, Clay County, Nebraska; d. March 19, 2001, Superior, Nuckolls County, Nebraska.


Mrs. Jessie Carpenter, formerly Miss Bertha Handley, of near Munden, died at the Superior [Nebraska]hospital on Thursday night [May 16, 1922], of urenic poisoning. Her home was Webber, Kansas, and she was the daughter of Mr and Mrs. Frank handley, living near Ida, northeast of Munden. A husband, one little son four years old, father, mother, four brothers and one sister, and other friends are left to mourn her early departure. The body was brought to Munden and laid to rest in the Ida cemetery, near her girlhood home.


Bertha Mable Handley was born near Narka, in Republic county, Kansas, Sept. 5, 1889. Her childhood was spent on a farm until she was united in marriage to Jess Carpenter, March 16, 1915. Since that time they have made their home in Jewell county, Kansas, where she resided at the time of her death. She was the mother of three children, two of whom died in infancy, and Harold Laverne, who is now four years of age. She departed from this life on May 16, 1922, aged 32 years, 8 months and 11 days. She leaves to mourn her loss a husband, a son, a father, mother, four brothers, Ralph, Ross, Floyd and Alvin, one sister, Mrs. Pearl Eisenman, of Mankato, Kas., besides a host of relatives anf friends. Early in life she was converted and joined the Methodist church of which she was a faithful member at the time of her death. She was always kind, considerate, noble and true, and her life was an inspiration to her family and friends. She will be greatly missed, but we rejoice to know that when on the resurrection morning when God calls, we shall see her once more. When there will be no more parting or sorrow.

Dearest Bertha, thou has left us,
And your loss we deeply feel,
But 'tis God that has bereft us,
He can all our sorrows heal.


We wish to thank the friends and neighbors who so kindly assisted us during the sickness and death of our wife, mother and sister, and also for the floral offerings.
J.J. Carpenter
Harold Carpenter
Mrs. P.V. Eisenman
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  Jesse James Carpenter (1885 - 1952)*
  Harold Laverne Carpenter (1918 - 2009)*
*Calculated relationship
Ida Cemetery
Republic County
Kansas, USA
Created by: John R.
Record added: Dec 24, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 45760791
Bertha Mabel <i>Handley</i> Carpenter
Added by: John R.
Bertha Mabel <i>Handley</i> Carpenter
Added by: John R.
Bertha Mabel <i>Handley</i> Carpenter
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