|Birth: ||Jul. 22, 1855|
|Death: ||Oct. 4, 1930|
Charles Thomas Carpenter was born July 22, 1855, in Columbiana County, Ohio, and passed away at his home in Cuba, Kansas, October 4, 1930, at the age of 75 years, 2 months and 12 days.
On November 10, 1875, he was united in marriage to Louisa M. Willoughby, at Columbus, Ohio. Two weeks later, he and his bride, in company with the father and brother of the deceased, joined a group of Ohio families who journeyed by covered wagon and by train to Kansas, where they settled on homesteads here. Deceased and his family homesteaded near Agenda, Kansas, and farmed for many years in that vicinity, later moving to a farm north of Cuba, Kansas.
In the year 1892, they moved to the city of Cuba, and with the exception of a few years spent in the city of Agenda, the remainder of deceased's life was spent in this city. To this union were born nine sons, three of whom preceded their father in death, namely Martin and Ben, and one son who died in infancy.
In the year 1900, the first rural mail route out of Cuba was established, and Mr. Carpenter was chosen as the rural mail carrier, in which capacity he served for nineteen years... He was one of the early residents in this community, and he and his wife must have known what hardships pioneer settlers must face. His death removes the last man of all those who formed the little company which journeyed from Ohio and settled near Cuba, Kansas...
...In January of the year 1930, he suffered a stroke of paralysis, and the immediate cause of his death was a second stroke of like nature.
He leaves to mourn his loss, his faithful wife and six sons: Amasa, Charles and Paul of Cuba, Kansas; Albert of Morrill, Ohio; Tarley of McCook, Nebraska; and Lewellyn of Agenda, Kansas...
Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Cuba, Monday afternoon at 1:30, conducted by Rev. Cundiff of the Haworth Friends church. Interment was made at the Willoughby cemetery.
--Cuba Tribune (Cuba, Kansas), October 9, 1930, page 1.
Louisa Melissa Willoughby Carpenter (1850 - 1934)*
Benjamin Franklin Carpenter (1876 - 1927)*
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Record added: Sep 18, 2012
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Rest in peace, Charles Thomas Carpenter, pioneer of Republic County, Kansas.|
Added: Sep. 22, 2012