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 Willard Carpenter

Willard Carpenter

Birth
Death 6 Nov 1883 (aged 80)
USA
Burial Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 15035200 · View Source
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Williard Carpenter was one of Evansville's leading citizens greatest entrepreneurs. He made his fortune in real estate; was a memeber of the city council; built one of the town's first railroads; was an abolitionist and participant on the Underground Railroad by using his home to harbor slaves escaping to their freedom; and built Willard Library which is still in opperation today. His home also still exists and is used by WNIN, the local PBS station.


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  • Created by: David Kurvach
  • Added: 25 Jul 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 15035200
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Carpenter (15 Mar 1803–6 Nov 1883), Find A Grave Memorial no. 15035200, citing Oak Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Vanderburgh County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by David Kurvach (contributor 46503150) .