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Charles Carpenter, 1831-1902


Posted By: Emmet County IAGenWeb Coordinator (email)
Date: 7/2/2009 at 07:21:59

Charles Carpenter Died Thursday

Charles Carpenter, an old and esteemed resident of Emmet county, died of rheumatism last Thursday morning at 6:40 o'clock, at his home in this city. He had been suffering for some time past and for the last five months was confined to his bed most of the time. The funeral was held last Saturday morning at 10 o'clock at the family residence on north Sixth street, Rev. W. E. McLeod officiating. The burial took place in Oak Hill cemetery.

Charles Carpenter was born in Lewis county, N. Y., September 17, 1831. He was married to Miss Louise P. Miller at Fondulac, Wis., August 27, 1856. The family left Wisconsin in July, 1859 and moved to Spirit Lake where they lived until the great Indian scare in 1803 caused them to find a more congenial clime and they moved to Webster City, Iowa. There they remained for about twenty years when they moved to Emmet county. Mr. Carpenter immediately began farming in the county near the Superior vicinity. He moved to Estherville in the early '90's and has since resided in this city. His death removes the last one of four sisters and two brothers.

Charles Carpenter was a man of calm and reserved disposition kind to friend and generous to all. He has always been a man who loved his family first and foremost, and his strict honesty and integrity was a commendable trait. The community will miss him as all miss an honorable and respected citizen. Mrs. Charles Carpenter and her children Mrs. Minnie Sillge, Frank Carpenter, W. C. Carpenter and Chas. F. Carpenter have sympathy from their many friends in the loss of their beloved husband and father.

Source: Estherville Enterprise, Estherville, Emmet County, Iowa; May 28, 1902.


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