Halstead Carpenter 1891-1950
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Date: 1/28/2022 at 07:32:42
12 October 1950 - The Anamosa Journal
Funeral service for Halstead M. Carpenter, 59, cashier of Monticello State bank and prominent Jones county citizen, was held Wednesday afternoon at Congregational Christian church, Monticello.
Burial was in Oakwood cemetery. Rev. Donald Chapman officiated.
Honorary casket bearers were F. E. Stimson, J. J. Locher, C. G. Thomas, R. A. Cartano, A. E. Skelley, H. S. Stuhler, T. M. Redmond, R. C. Hoag, Arend Balster and G. C. Bonwell.
Active casket bearers were Charles Luett, James Maurice, Donald Sutherland, Claude Fothergill, Paul Schuetz and Arthur Schmidt.
Mr. Carpenter died suddenly at about 9:20 a.m. Monday, shortly after entering his office in the Monticello bank. He had been in ill health for several months, having previously suffered a heart attack.
A native of Monticello, Mr. Carpenter was born Feb. 21, 1891, the son of Mr. and Mrs. H. Carpenter. He attended Monticello public school, graduating from high school in 1907.
He then attended Lake Forrest academy and, in 1913, received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago.
After his graduation, he became assistant cashier of the Citizens State bank in Wyoming. He joined the Monticello bank, of which his father was first assistant cashier and then president, in 1915.
During the first World War Mr. Carpenter enlisted as a private and was discharged 18 months later as a major of infantry.
He returned to the Monticello State bank in 1919, and served as assistant cashier until 1922, when he became cashier. He held the offices of cashier and director of the bank for 28 years, until his death Monday.
On June 9, 1925, Mr. Carpenter was married to Lou Densmore at Edgewood. Couple's only child died in infancy.
At the time of his death, Mr. Carpenter was serving his fourth year as a member of the state Board of Education.
He was a director and vice-president of the Jones County Fair association, and had been a leading figure in its continued growth.
Monticello's swimming pool, athletic field, lighted ball diamond all attest to his continual efforts for community betterment.
He was president of the Franklin Equipment company, makers of farm machinery, and had been commander of the Monticello Legion and president of the Jones County Bankers' association.
He was a member of the Iowa Bankers association, American Bankers association, and Monticello Country club. He was a member and past-director of Rotary club and had been an active member of the Democratic party.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by his wife, of Monticello, and by a brother, Dr. Millington Carpenter of the University of Iowa.
Jones Obituaries maintained by Lynn Diemer-Mathews.
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