Ancestor: My maternal 2nd-great-grandmother (Elizabeth “Lizzie” Carpenter)
- Born 7 May 1866 in Marietta, West Virginia, to Ezra James Carpenter and Mary S. Devore.
- Married William T. Abbott on 4 Mar 1885 in Columbus Junction, Iowa.
- My mother, whose name is not conventional, was said to be named after the town where Lizzie was born.
- Had 9 daughters (see William T. Abbott).
- Died 30 Mar 1935. Is buried, unmarked, next to her father-in-law and mother-in-law.