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 Julia M. <I>Pettibone</I> Carpenter

Julia M. Pettibone Carpenter

Birth
Stockholm Center, St. Lawrence County, New York, USA
Death 28 Jan 1901 (aged 86)
Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 27572160 · View Source
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Rockton Herald, Thursday 31 January 1901
Last Sunday morning the news was passed from mouth to mouth that Dr. Waite and Mrs. Carpenter had breathed their last the evening before, the former at 8:30 and the latter at 8:20. although the passing of both had not been unexpected it cast a gloom over the entire community, for the early settlers are so rapidly passing away that soon "the place that knows them shall know them no more," and the men and women who endured the hardships incident to making this "wilderness blossom like the rose" will be only a memory to those who are now enjoying the fruit of their labors.
Julia Pettibone was born in St. Lawrence Co., N.Y., July 15, 1814, and was married to David Carpenter Mar. 7, 1836. Starting west the same year they arrived here July 15; thus she was the first white woman to enter the new settlement that is now the town of Rockton. For three months she stood the loneliness and fear of Indians, and thought she could not endure it any longer, when they were joined by her father, Dea. Luman Pettibone, and his family. For 29 years Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter lived on the farm, west of the river which he secured of the government, at which time they moved into the house in the village in which they spent the remainder of their days. Mrs. Carpenter was a charter member of the Congregational church and always active in all church work until age and failing health kept her at home. For a number of years Mr. and Mrs. H. Knutson have taken care of the aged couple so that they did not lack for kind attention during the last years of their life. The funeral was held as her late home last Monday afternoon, the service being conducted by Rev. T.B. Thompson ex-pastor of the Cong'l church and all that was moral was laid to rest by the side of her husband who had preceded her to the heavenly home about four years ago. Among the floral tributes to Mrs. Carpenter's memory was a design in carnations from the ladies of the Working Band of which she was a charter member.


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  • Created by: Dean McMakin
  • Added: 15 Jun 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 27572160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Julia M. Pettibone Carpenter (15 Jul 1814–28 Jan 1901), Find A Grave Memorial no. 27572160, citing Rockton Township Cemetery, Rockton, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Dean McMakin (contributor 46804161) .