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Jacob Carpenter was born in Fountain county, Indiana, April 23, 1834, and died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Vessie Lookhart, near Belle River, Illinois, January 13, 1907.

He was married to Sarah Jane Reed in 1862, who died in September 1876. To them was born one daughter, Vessie. In February 1878, he was married to Mrs. Florence C. Fowler. To them were born four sons, Wilford, Thomas, Ben and Harry, and one daughter, Linnie, all of whom are living, and with the wife, one stepson, one stepdaughter, three brothers and one sister mourn his loss.

The deceased come from the state of Indiana to Greenwood county, Kansas, in 1899, where he resided until 1904, when he moved to the house where the family now resides six miles southeast of Garfield.

The remains were brought home from Illinois for burial, and the funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Garfield on Thursday, Jan. 17, at two o’clock p.m., conducted by Rev. James L. Rutan, the pastor, and the body was laid to rest in the Garfield cemetery.

Transcribed and Contributed by Richard Schwartzkopf

Last Updated:  Thursday, November 24, 2005 20:23:43

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