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CARPENTER, Laura 1842-1922


Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 12/10/2016 at 23:11:49

Mrs. L. A. Carpenter Passes Away Suddenly

She Had Been In Poor Health For Past Three Years As A Result Of Fall

Brother Died Just A Year Ago

Was a Resident of Grundy Center Many Years and Mother of Dr. Carpenter

Mrs. Laura Annette Carpenter, mother of Dr. L. H. Carpenter, of this city, passed away about three o'clock this (Thursday) morning at her home in this city.

Three years ago in August Mrs. Carpenter met with a fall in which the bones of her hip were broken and owing to her advanced years the injury did not heal as rapidly as hoped for and she has been in poor health since, the injury in all probability hastening her death.

For the past few years she had kept house for her brother, the late S. H. Knapp, who passed away just a year ago almost to the hour, in the same house.

Mrs. Carpenter is survived by four sons and one daughter, one son, Jesse is Superintendent of the Boys' High School, Louisville, Ky.; Rev. Chas. K., of Ravenswood, Ill.; Dr. W. E. of Tama, Iowa; Dr. L. H., of this city, and Mrs. Geo. Sheller, southwest of this city.

The funeral services will be held from the late home of Mrs. Carpenter on Saturday afternoon at 2 o'clock.

Obituary next week.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 July 1922, pg 1


Obituary of Mrs. Carpenter

Laura Annette Knapp Carpenter was born in Monroeton, Pa., June 11, 1842, and died in Grundy Center, June 29, 1922. She was the only daughter of Charles and Amy Knapp, and is the last of the family. In 1856 the family moved to Baileyville, Ill., being one of the first families in what was then a new country. In 1869 Laura A. Knapp was united in marriage to Dr. Edwin A. Carpenter of Baileyville. Of this union were born five children: Dr. W. F. Carpenter, of Tama; Rev. C. K. Carpenter, pastor Ravenswood Methodist church, Chicago; Professor J. B. Carpenter of Louisville, Ky.; Dr. L. H. Carpenter and Mrs. Geo. M. Sheller of this city, all of whom were present at the funeral. There are also six grandchildren: Phyllis, Erwin and Helen Carpenter of Grundy Center, and Graydon, Kenneth and Margaret Carpenter of Louisville, Ky.

Later Mrs. Carpenter came to Grundy Center where she has resided for more than a quarter of a century.

Almost three years ago Grandma fell and broke her hip and has been an invalid ever since. In spite of her affliction she has never complained, but with rare patience has always tried to make things easier for those about her. In and thru her weakness she has done what she could not have done in her strength.

--The Grundy Republican (Grundy Center, Iowa), 6 July 1922, pg 1


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