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Calista Elizabeth Carpenter 1840-1922


Posted By: Beverly Gerdts (email)
Date: 10/2/2023 at 06:45:58

Columbus Gazette, Columbus Junction, IA
Thursday, May 4, 1922
Page 1

Calista Carpenter. -- Calista Elizabeth Stickney was born on January 14th, 1840, and was a native of Louisa county, having been born near Wapello at a place then known as Harrison. She was the daughter of Albert and Cornelia Stickney, and was, the second of a family of eight children, all of whom have preceded her in death, except a brother Horace A. Stickney, now living in North Dakota. On January 15, 1860, she was united in marriage with Cyril Carpenter, who for half a century, was probably the leading citizen of Oakland township and was chiefly instrumental in the erection of two bridges that span the Iowa river near Columbus Junction.

Nine children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter, as follows: Nelia C. Springer, now living at Wapello. Julia Lewis, who died February 14, 1887, leaving three daughters, Mary, Grace and Prudence. Charles Albert Carpenter, who died at Columbus Junction, October 5th, 1913, leaving his widow, Grace A. Carpenter, now living at Iowa City, and three children C. A. Carpenter, Jr. of Muscatine, Mary Scherff of Muscatine and William Carpenter, residing with his mother. Mary Darrow, now living at Columbus Junction. Harry M. Carpenter, now living at North Platte, Nebraska. Arthur E, Carpenter, now living at Lexington, Nebraska. Cyril Carpenter, now living at Alamosa, Colorado. Calista McWilliams of Columbus Junction. One son, born in February, 1866, died in infancy.

The Carpenters made their home in Oakland township until the death of Mr. Carpenter purchased a home in Columbus Junction where she passed the remainder of her days. Mrs. Carpenter was a remarkable woman in many respects, especially in her devotion to her family and church. She died at her home early Sunday Morning, April 30, 1922, aged 82 years, 3 months and 16 days. Her direct descendants living including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren number 69. Mrs. Carpenter was for many years a devoted member of the Methodist Episcopal church in this city and contributed greatly of her means and energy to its upbuilding and support. Funeral services were held at the Methodist church, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 conducted by Rev. W. H. Dillon with prayer by Rev. W. E. Ruston. Interment was made in the Columbus City cemetery.


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