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Carpenter, Alice Dr. 1877 - 1903


Posted By: Reid R. Johnson (email)
Date: 10/1/2016 at 12:12:37

Elkader Argus, Wed., 24 June 1903.

At her home in this city, about 6 p.m., Friday, June 19th, 1903, Allice Patterson Carpenter was released from the trials of this life. She was the only child of Dr. H. S. Patterson and wife, born in Wagner township, this county, on March 18th, 1877. The family lived in Wagner township and at Waukon, coming to Elkader in 1892. She graduated from our High School in 1894 and continued her studies at Western College, Toledo, Iowa, for a term of three years. Being desirous of qualifying for the medical profession she entered Hahnemann College, Chicago, graduating April 25th, 1901, with second honors in a class of fifty. On the day of her graduation she was married to Arthur J. Carpenter, cashier of the First National Bank, of Elkader. A little daughter came to bless their home last October.

After returning to Elkader Mrs. Carpenter entered into a partnership with her father for the practice of medicine and was in a fair way to realize her ambition to do good in her profession when her health began to fail. In January she was taken to Chicago where she remained in a hospital six weeks returning home but little better. In April, accompanied by her mother and little daughter, she went to Colorado seeking benefit from a change of climate but it was not to be. Returning home June 11th she was released from suffering on June 19th.

Alice Carpenter's was a noble character. It was ever her effort to do good unto others and by her kindly ways she won a place in the hearts of her friends the memory of which will be dear to them in the years to come. Universal were the expressions of sorrow and regret among our people, their respect and esteem finding expression in a wealth of floral tributes.

The funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at the Congregational church, of which she was a member. Services were conducted by Rev. G. W. Baxter and Rev. F. W. Bretnall, Volga City. Interment in the East Side cemetery.

Relatives and friends from abroad present at the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. Wesley Patterson and Mr. and Mrs. Jos. Patterson, of Wahpeton, N.D.; Mrs. Alice Dysart, Luverne, Minn.; Mrs. Mary Carpenter, Mr. and Mrs. C. R. Patterson, Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Whitney, Fayette; Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Whitmarsh, L. K. Andrews and Mrs. Jay Pollard, Strawberry Point; Mrs Gibbs, Waukon; John Patterson and wife and (looks like Ira) Patterson and wife, of Elgin, Ia.


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