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Sybil Marie Jeffords Carpenter
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Birth: May 24, 1826
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Death: Jan. 18, 1922
Chautauqua County
New York, USA

Charles Frank
Elial Foote
Phoebe Wood
Mary Ida
Charles Jeffords
Julia W.

Obituary: Jamestown NY Evening Journal, January 18, 1922 DEATH CLAIMS AGED RESIDENT Mrs. Sybil Maria Carpenter Lacked But Few Months of Being 96 OF PIONEER TYPE Born in Town of Chautauqua in 1826, Mrs. Carpenter Came to Jamestown Shortly After Her Marriage and Had Made It Her Home Since That Time--Death Came in the Old-Fashioned Home on East Second Street to Which She Went as a Bride. At an early hour this morning, after only a few days of illness, Mrs. Sybil Maria Carpenter, 513 East Second street, passed away. Had she lived until May 24, she would have been 96 years of age. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Mary J. Hiller, formerly of Frewsburg, who has cared for her mother for about a year; seven grandchildren, Clyde B. Hiller and Mrs. Lizzie P. Braley, Falconer; Miss Clara F. Carpenter, Jamestown; Mrs. David C. Ward, Rochester; Raymond C. Carpenter and Mrs. Allene Nelson, Jamestown; and Richard C. Hiller, Corry, Pa. She also leaves 10 great grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday, the time to be announced later. The death of Mrs. Carpenter came suddenly. She had been a little more frail than usual for several weeks, but only a few days ago enjoyed recounting something about the Christmas celebrations that she remembered some 90 years ago. At that time her mind was clear and in the course of the conversation she expressed her views on several of the leading national topics as well as the purely local questions of today. In the passing one more of the few remaining sturdy pioneer women of the county has gone. Her place in the community cannot be filled; women like Mrs. Carpenter are a product of the times and enviroments of the days gone by--strong, able, dominant and God-fearing. She died in the old-fashioned homestead with the green blinds and the plastered porch, where she went as the bride of William Carpenter more than 75 years ago. Sybil Jefords Carpenter was born in 1826 in the town of Chautauqua. At the age of five, her mother was left a widow, and when the child was 13 years of age, she began to earn her own living. At 19 she was married to William Carpenter, Jr., and within a short time after their marriage they came to Jamestown to live. Mr. Carpenter's sudden death left his wife with five children to support, the oldest 14 years of age and the youngest a baby of four months. With the homestead hers and $200 in money, Mrs. Carpenter made a splendid struggle, caring for and rearing her children. Of the five, only one survives the mother, Mrs. Mary Hiller, who on the death of her sister who for years had faithfully cared for the aged mother, gave up her Frewsburg home and came to live in the old homestead. Mrs. Carpenter was a lifelong Methodist, and at the time of her death was affiliated with the Buffalo Street M.E. church. She was baptised many years ago in the Chadakoin River by Rev. John Peate, during the time of a wonderful revival in the then village of Jamestown. Her religious belief, specially in the latter years of her life, was her great joy and comfort, and many a night she spent in prayer. Her passing will bring sadness to many who hoped with Mrs. Carpenter that she might live to round out a full century of years. Mrs. Carpenter was the mother of Elial F. Carpenter, prominent in public affairs in Jamestown many years ago, who died July 3, 1887. lia W. 
Family links: 
  John Jeffords (1798 - 1834)
  Phebe Wood Jeffords (1800 - 1871)
  William Carpenter (1822 - 1864)*
  Elial Foote Carpenter (1849 - 1887)*
  Phoebe W. Carpenter Hiller (1852 - 1902)*
  Charles J. Carpenter (1857 - 1912)*
  Julia W Carpenter Hiller (1863 - 1920)*
  Charles Locke Jeffords (1824 - 1889)*
  Sybil Marie Jeffords Carpenter (1826 - 1922)
  John Van Ness Carpenter (1832 - 1894)*
*Calculated relationship
Lake View Cemetery
Chautauqua County
New York, USA
Created by: Alice Jeffords Lewis
Record added: Mar 11, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 66781026
Sybil Marie <i>Jeffords</i> Carpenter
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Sybil Marie <i>Jeffords</i> Carpenter
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- Alice Jeffords Lewis
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011

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