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Louisa Melissa Willoughby Carpenter
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Birth: Sep. 11, 1850
Sandusky County
Ohio, USA
Death: Dec. 14, 1934
Republic County
Kansas, USA

Louisa M. Carpenter was born Sept. 11, 1850, in Upper Sandusky, Ohio, and passed away at her home in Cuba, Kansas, Dec. 14, 1934, at the age of 84 years, 3 months, and 3 days. She was married to Charles Thomas Carpenter on Nov. 10, 1875 at Columbus, Ohio. Two weeks later she and her husband, accompanied by her husband's father and brother, journeyed to Kansas where they settled on the homestead previously homesteaded by the parents near Agenda, Kansas. The remainder of the deceased's life was spent on a farm and in Cuba.

To this union were born nine sons, three of whom preceded their father and mother in death; namely, Martin, Ben, and one son in infancy.

Mrs. Carpenter was one of the earliest settlers here and knew all of the early hardships that seem as only history to us now. For many years she attended the Methodist church, but in later years, her physical condition did not permit her attendance.

She was a loving mother and had a wide acquaintance and was always known as Grandma Carpenter. Her years of pastime were spent in doing fancy work. Death claimed her without misery or pain.

She leaves to mourn her loss six sons: Amasa, Charles, and Paul of Cuba, Kansas; Albert of Morral, Ohio; Tarley of McCook, Nebr; Lewellyn of Agenda, Kansas; and one daughter, Mrs. Lillie Miller of Omaha, by a former marriage; 19 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren, besides a host of relatives and friends.

Funeral services were held at the Methodist church in Cuba, Sunday afternoon at two o'clock, Dec. 16, 1934, conducted by Rev. Burres of the Agenda Methodist church. Interment was made in the Willoughby cemetery.

--Cuba Tribune (Cuba, Kansas), December 20, 1934, page 1.

(According to an Ancestry family tree, Louisa Willoughby Carpenter was the youngest child in a family of 15 children. Her parents were Tarlington Bates Willoughby and Dianna Caldwell Willoughby.)
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  Charles Thomas Carpenter (1855 - 1930)
  Lillie Mae Springer Miller (1874 - 1953)*
  Benjamin Franklin Carpenter (1876 - 1927)*
  Amasa Green Carpenter (1877 - 1949)*
  Tarlington Bates Carpenter (1888 - 1964)*
  Lewellyn Carpenter (1893 - 1963)*
*Calculated relationship
Willoughby Cemetery
Republic County
Kansas, USA
Created by: Genevieve
Record added: Sep 18, 2012
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Louisa Melissa <i>Willoughby</i> Carpenter
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Rest in peace, Louisa Melissa Willoughby, pioneer of the prairie.
- Genevieve
 Added: Sep. 22, 2012

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