1892 - 1966 (73 years)
||Howard Andrew "Andrew" Painter |
||30 Jul 1892
||Bellefonte, Pulaski County, Missouri 
||sudden heart attack  |
||19 Jan 1920
||Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 
- 26th Precinct, S.D. 1, E.D. 261, Sheet No. 13B
||Red Fork Ward, Tulsa City, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 
- 1339 W. 84th Street, S.D. 1, E.D. 261, Sheet No. 13B
||Arkansas to Missouri
||building the Post Office for McCarthy Bros. Construction in Fairbanks, Alaska
||Pulaski County, Missouri 
||1920 Tulsa Co., OK Census, Tulsa City, 26th Precinct, S.D. 1, E.D. 261, Sheet No. 13B,|
19 January 1920 by Mrs. Lena Botkin,
135 Van Carver?,
256/300 PAINTER H.A. Head O M MW 27 M yes yes Missouri Ind. Ind. yes Carpenter/house,
Sylvia wife FW 30 M yes yes Missouri MO,
Howard son MW 4 8/12 S Missouri MO MO,
Iris Daughter FW 2 8/12 S Missouri MO,
PAINTER, David father MW 72 WD yes yes Indiana U.S U.S. Carpenter/house,
PAINTER, Vanda sister FW 27 S yes yes Missouri Ind. Ind. yes Dressmaker/shop.
1930 Tulsa Co., OK Census,
E.D. 72-171, S.D. 6, Sheet No. 8/169,
Tulsa City, Red Fork Ward,
1339 W. 84th Street,
169/176 PAINTER, H. Andrew Head O 3000 MW 37 M 23 no yes Missouri Indiana Indiana Carpenter/Ford Company,
Sylvia P. Wife H FW 40 M 25 no yes Missouri Kentucky Missouri,
Howard A. son MW 14 S yes yes Missouri Missouri Missouri,
Iris E. Daughter FW 12 S yes yes Missouri Missouri Missouri,
Mary F. Daughter FW 7 S yes Oklahoma Missouri Missouri,
Billie Son MW 6 yes Oklahoma Missouri Missouri,
L. Esther Daughter FW 4 3/12 S no Oklahoma Missouri Missouri,
George H. Son MW 3 3/12 no Oklahoma Missouri Missouri,
Robert E. Son MW 1 2/12 Oklahoma Missouri Missouri.
||Building supervisor, managed building sites for McCarthy Brothers  |
||27 Apr 1966
||Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 
||30 Apr 1966
||Rose Hill Cemetery, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma 
||22 May 2011 |
||David Painter, b. 15 Dec 1847, Franklin County, Indiana , d. 16 Dec 1928, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Age 81 years) |
||Mary Ellen Hudson, b. 25 May 1854, Greenfield, Hancock County, Indiana , d. 25 Oct 1922, Possibly Oklahoma or Missouri (Age 68 years) |
||11 Jul 1872
||Brazil, Clay County, Indiana 
||bef 1920 
||Sylvia Pearl Taylor, b. 25 Jul 1889, Pulaski County, Missouri , d. 3 May 1982, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Age 92 years) |
||7 Apr 1915
||Taylor home, Waynesville, Pulaski County, Missouri 
| ||1. Howard Andrew Painter, Jr., b. 20 Feb 1916, Pulaski County, Missouri , d. 25 Mar 1956, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Olmstead County, Minnesota (Age 40 years)|
| ||2. (Living)|
| ||3. Clara Hellen "Helen" Painter, b. 21 Feb 1920, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 15 Jun 1924, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Age 4 years)|
| ||4. Mary Florence Painter, b. 5 Jun 1922, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 9 Nov 2008, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Age 86 years)|
| ||5. William Ernest "Bill" Painter, Ph.D., b. 29 Feb 1924, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 2 Jul 2007, 1715 Hillcrest Drive, Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri (Age 83 years)|
| ||6. Lela Esther "Betty" Painter, b. 21 Dec 1925, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 27 Apr 2007, San Jose, Santa Clara, California (Age 81 years)|
| ||7. (Living)|
| ||8. Robert Eugene "Bob" Painter, b. 15 Jan 1929, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 13 Sep 2011, The Bluffs, Columbia, Boone County, Missouri (Age 82 years)|
| ||9. Vanda Lee Painter, b. 2 Jun 1930, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma , d. 29 Nov 2004, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma (Age 74 years)|
| ||10. (Living)|
| ||11. (Living)|
| ||12. (Living)|
| ||13. (Living)|
||18 Sep 2014 |
- WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, ancestry.com, Form 458 Registration Card No. 1
Howard Andrew Painter Age: 24
Home address: Bellefonte Mo.
Date of birth: July 30 1892
Natural born [citizen]
Where born: Bellefonte Mo U.S.A.
Dependents: Wife child. Father
Married Race: White
Military service: none
Claim exemption? Dependents
[signed] Howard Andrew Painter
Registrar's report 24-5-33A
Tall Medium [build]
Eyes: dark Blue Hair: Dark Brown
[signed] WJ Elam
State Mo. Date: June ?
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Personal comment, according to family tradition, Andrew Painter supervised building sites in Missouri, Alaska and Panama for the McCarthy Brothers. This was during the depression, and he would send his entire check home to his family and live off his earnings from winning poker games. His wife hated him being gone when he was in Alaska and made him promise not to go to a job so far away again. He went to Panama and she never forgave him.
McCarthy Brothers Construction history online, (noted 1 October 2004), Expansion into new building types led the brothers to nearby towns and to St. Louis where they relocated the business in 1917 and renamed the company McCarthy Brothers Construction Co.
1920s-1960s: Early Risks Open Doors
The company's penchant for expansion and risk taking has served it well. In the 1920s, McCarthy Brothers won the contract to erect the Missouri Building at the World's Fair in San Francisco. The entire construction team was transported there by train. The next major risk was a venture in Alaska to build the Anchorage post office and courthouse in 1939. Federal public works projects continued to help the company expand at a time when the national economy was weak. During World War II, McCarthy won government contracts in the Panama Canal Zone, where the firm worked on Army and Navy lock and canal facilities as well as the Air Base at Coco Solo. Early in the 1950s, McCarthy Brothers took on its first major St. Louis project the Army Corps of Engineers' Publications Center. Also in the '50s, McCarthy took another risk that helped the firm survive the recession of that decade. The firm diversified and purchased the Rock Hill Quarries Company, a profitable operation until the '70s when it became a successful landfill operation. The current McCarthy headquarters is adjacent to this quarry. Completion in 1961 of the Priory Chapel helped establish the company's reputation as a skilled builder with creative solutions, as well as a significant force in St. Louis construction. As the company slowly expanded, so did the McCarthy family with many members filling valuable positions within the firm. Merryl L. McCarthy, Timothy R. McCarthy, John E. McCarthy, J. Melvin McCarthy and Francis F. McCarthy are credited with much of the company's success from the 1940s to the 1970s.
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LIFE magazine article, November 17, 1958, Vol. 45, No. 20, pg. 131-138,Photographic essay by Stan Wayman, 'Look What We've Got: Mr. and Mrs.Painter have a real reason to be proud').
"Reunion for a far-flung family.
"The expression of quiet pride on the faces of Howard Andrew Painter andhis wife Sylvia (preceding page) derives from a heartwarming phenomenon -the sight of a big, happy and devoted family all come together. As hesurveyed his happy brood Pop Painter said, 'Well, Mom, we've been married43 years and look what we got here!'
"Though Pop Painter jokes modestly, 'We're really awfully lucky - they'rejust average kids, no idiots among 'em," luck was not the factor. Marriedin 1915 in the Missouri Ozarks, the Painters reared their children in anatmosphere of affection and mutual respect. When the Depression wipedout Howard's building business, Sylvia, a schoolteacher, taught four ofthem at home for three years because they didn't have the proper clothesfor school.
"The efforts paid off. The children have become lawyers, engineers,teachers - even an airfield tower control operator. They love to reuniteand 'visit,' though lately it hasn't been easy, with children grown upand settled, this year they gathered, 34 strong, at 'family headquarters'in Kansas City for a warm, noisy three-day hoedown. When it was over,Mom Painter said, 'Every mother thinks her children are the best in theworld. I _know_ it.'"
(Picture of Vanda on the phone and list of sleeping arrangements
THIRD FLOOR: Main Room: Pop and Mom, Jimmy, Iris, Charlotte, Vanda.Kitchen: Bill, Delores, Billy. Alcove: Joe. SECOND FLOOR: (illeg.)Bedroom: Mary, Jac. Master Bedroom: Bob, Paula, Sherry, Bobby, Stevieand Debbie. Twin Bedrooms: Lewis, Betty, Charlotte, Mary and Sylvia. JIMAND HELEN'S: Armida, George and Douglas.
JUNE'S: Jon and Lucy.)
"Bedroom chart, showing late-comers where to sleep, is tacked on thestair behind Vanda Lee."
(Picture of entire family on stairs in front of the house)
"Reunited Painters are (from bottom) Howard, 65, Sylvia, 68, and Iris,40. Behind to left are June, 42, widow of Howard Jr., with childrenBarbara, 3, and Howard 3rd, 18. In back of June are Mary, 36, andhusband John Cooper. Holding blazered Billy, 3, is Bill Painter, 34,with his wife Delores, 26. On next step are Betty, 32, and her family -daughers Mary, 6, Sylvia, 8, Charlotte, 1, and husband Lewis Miller. Backof Betty are George, 31, his wife Armida, and son Douglas Reginald, 1.Back of them is Bob, 29, and his family - sife, Paula, 25, Debbie, 1,Sherry, 6, Bobby, 5, Stevie, 3. Next row back are Jon Painter, 26, andwife Lucy, 21, and Jon's twin Joe whose wife stayed home with new baby.At right is Vanda Lee Pace, 28, and son Jimmy, 6. In last row areCharlotte, 23, Jim, 25, with wife Helen, 26, and their baby Janet, 1."
Bayer Aspirin Advertisement
"Fun in a Tub, Cellar and Croquet Court"
(Picture of boys in bathtub)
"Communal bath, in one of the house's two tubs, is shared by BillyPainter (left), Jimmy Pace (back to camera), Bobby Painter and SteviePainter. For speed and efficiency, children, most of whom slept andwatched TV in third-story dormitory, took their baths in shifts. Smallestchildren stayed with parents."
(Picture of kids playing with electric train)
"'Be a bridge,' shouts Sylvia Miller (right), in cellar, as SherryPainter and Mary Miller oblige.
(Picture of Pop and Jon playing croquet)
"Over croquet, Pop, a construction superintendent, looks at shot withJon, chemical engineer."
Ad for General Electric
(Picture of Mary and Pop)
"'How's It Going with You, Mary...' Intimate chat over cigarets isenjoyed after dinner by Mary Painter, 36, and her father, who 'managed toget off in a corner and talk to all of them.' Mary is married to John A."Jac" Cooper and once worked as his secretary in his law office inNashville, Tenn. Says Mrs. Painter, 'Mary is more like her father thanthe other children - the others don't have his drive.'"
(Ad for Bell Telephone System)
(Picture of Mary and Pop cont'd)
(Ad for Bell Telephone System cont'd)
(Picture of family at dinner)
"Eating accommodations for 34 is set up with Pop and Mom Painter headingthe table (top). For weekend, daughters Iris and Vanda Lee, who live atKansas City 'headquarters' house permanently, laid in among other things18 half-gallons of milk, 18 loaves of bread, 10 pounds of butter, 10pounds of coffee."
(Picture of family singing)
"Family hymn singing, a regular feature of Painter reunions, takes placeSaturday night. They sing _Rock of Ages_, _Near the Cross_, _What aFriend We Have in Jesus_ from Methodist songbook. Painter family freedomextended to religion. Some children are Methodists, some Baptists, someChristian Church members."
- [S1754] Letter of William Thomas Painter.
- [S1045] 1920 Tulsa Co., OK Census.
- [S1199] 1930 Tulsa Co., OK Census.
- [S1415] WWI Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918, ancestry.com, Form 458 Registration Card No. 1, Howard Andrew Painter Age: 24, Home address: Bellefonte Mo., Date of birth: July 30 1892, Natural born [citizen], Where born: Bellefonte Mo U.S.A., Occupation: Farmer, Dependents: Wife child. Father, Married Race: White.
- [S1799] McCarthy Brothers Construction history, (noted 1 October 2004).
- [S368] Social Security Death Index online, Howard PAINTER 30 Jul 1892 Apr 1966 74112 (Tulsa, Tulsa, OK) (none specified) 489-09-8154 Missouri.
- [S2161] Rose Hill Memorial Park, Tulsa, Tulsa County, Oklahoma, Find-a-Grave, PAINTER Howard Andrew 04-30-1966 12-160-4.
- [S630] Indiana Marriage Collection, 1800-1941, Mary Ellen HUDSON / David PAINTER, 11 Jul 1872 Clay Co., IN, Book 3, pg. 296.
- [S2509] Personal comment, T. Anderson Painter, Note on back of wedding photo.