CARPENTER, Locke H., Dr. 1876-1927
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Date: 4/16/2015 at 08:58:14
Dr. L. H. Carpenter Passes Away After Lingering Illness
Made Heroic Fight Against Disease Which Undermined Rugged Constitution
Practiced Here 25 Years
Always Active in All Matters For the Betterment of the Community
Dr. L. H. Carpenter passed away at his home in this city at about 1:30 Wednesday morning after an illness with heart trouble and other complications that extended over a period of about a year, during which time he made a hard fight against the disease that was gradually undermining his otherwise rugged constitution, but the inevitable could not be forestalled beyond his allotted time.
Dr. Carpenter was regarded as one of our foremost citizens and was always active in every movement for the upbuilding and betterment of the town and community. He held many elective and appointed positions of trust in this city, and at the time of his death was a member of the school board. He was a member of the local Masonic lodge and its auxiliaries and also a member of the Knight Templars of Iowa Falls.
Dr. Carpenter was born in Baileyville, Ill., March 16th, 1876, and at the time of his death was aged 51 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He grew to manhood at Baileyville and later attended Mt. Morris college, the University of Chicago and Rush Medical College, Chicago, graduating from the latter institution in 1904. He immediately opened an office in Grundy Center where he has since resided and where he built up a large practice.
In July, 1904, Dr. Carpenter was united in marriage to Miss May Erwin, of Pecatonica, Ill. Four children were born to this union: Phyllis, Laura, Erwin and Helen. Laura preceded her father in death in 1916.
Dr. Carpenter suffered a serious breakdown about a year ago and has been gradually failing since.
Funeral services will be held from the M.E. church, of which the deceased was a member, this (Thursday) afternoon at two o'clock, Rev. F. O. Winslow, local pastor, officiating, assisted by a former pastor, Rev. Fred Fisher, now of Iowa Falls.
The services will be attended by the Masonic body and also the members of the Eastern Star.
The following relatives and friends from a distance will be present at the funeral: Rev. Chas. K. Carpenter (brother) and Mrs. Carpenter, of Baileyville, Ill.; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Goodwell and Miss Emma Erwin, the latter two sisters of Mrs. Carpenter, of Pecatonica, Ill.; Dr. W. E. Carpenter (brother) and Mrs. Carpenter, of Tama, Iowa; J. E. Rose, Iowa City.
Interment will be in the Grundy Center cemetery.
--The Grundy Register (Grundy Center, Iowa), 15 December 1927, pg 1
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