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Floy Carpenter (1886 - 1969)

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Floy Carpenter
1886 - 1969
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February 9, 1886
Death
December 1969
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Keo, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72083
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Floy Carpenter was born on February 9, 1886. She died in December 1969 at 83 years old. We know that Floy Carpenter had been residing in Keo, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72083.
Updated: November 5, 2011
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Floy Carpenter died in December 1969 at 83 years of age. She was born on February 9, 1886. There is no information about Floy's surviving family. We know that Floy Carpenter had been residing in Keo, Lonoke County, Arkansas 72083.
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In 1886, in the year that Floy Carpenter was born, on February 14th, the first train left Los Angeles for the East -by the way of the transcontinental railroad - with a cargo of oranges. Due to irrigation and the import of water, Los Angeles was the ideal place to grow oranges - which became a popular addition to Christmas stockings.

In 1898, when she was merely 12 years old, on March 24th, Robert Allison of Pennsylvania became the first person to buy an American-built car. He bought a Winton, which he had seen in an advertisement in Scientific American. The Winton, built in Ohio, was made by hand and came with a leather roof, padded seats, gas lamps, and tires made by B.F. Goodrich.

In 1925, when she was 39 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1950, by the time she was 64 years old, on October 2, Charlie Brown appeared in the first Peanuts comic strip - created by Charles Schultz - and he was the only character in that strip. That year, Schultz said that Charlie was 4 years old, but Charlie aged a bit through the years.

In 1969, in the year of Floy Carpenter's passing, on January 20th, Richard M. Nixon became the 37th President of the United States. Previously the Vice President to President Eisenhower, Nixon was the only President to resign in office - in his second term.

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