Frank Pierce Carpenter

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Frank Pierce Carpenter

Chichester, Merrimack County, New Hampshire, USA
Death 13 Apr 1938 (aged 92)
Burial Manchester, Hillsborough County, New Hampshire, USA
Plot Frank Carpenter Mausoleum Lot 3803 Section North Chapel
Memorial ID 42965434 · View Source
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Merchant, manufacturer, banker, b. Chichester NH Oct. 28, 1845, son of David M. and Mary (Perkins) Carpenter; educated public schools of Concord, NH (high school
1863); went to Manchester in 1864 where he entered the flour and grain business; in 1885 bought the Amoskeag Paper Mills of which he was president; treasurer of Mechanics' Savings Bank; director, Amoskeag National Bank; director, N.H. Fire Insurance Co., and member of Finance committee; director, Amoskeag Mfg. Co., vice-president and director, Burgess Sulphite Fibre Co. of Berlin NH; director of the Boston and Maine Railroad, and Federal Trustee of the Boston and Maine stock owned by N.Y., N.H., and H.R.R. Co.; president of the Morris Plan Co.; regularmattendant at the Franklin St. Congregational Church, Manchester, and president of its Society; Democrat; chairman of commission which erected statue of Franklin Pierce in 1914; received honorary degree of A.M. from Dartmouth College in 1915; the donor of the Carpenter Memorial Library to the city of Manchester, in memory of his wife. [This building, by far the largest and best equipped of any city library in the state, compares in dignity and beauty with the buildings of the N.H. Historical Library and the N.H. State Library at Concord.--Editor.] m. Sept. 12, 1872 Elenora Blood; son, Arestas Blood Carpenter, b. Feb 14, 1875 who m. Alice Burnham; Mary Elizabeth Carpenter, b. May 11, 1882 m. Charles B. Manning; four grandchildren. Residence, Manchester, N.H.
Elenora Blood was the daughter of Arestas Blood.

SOURCE: One Thousand New Hampshire Notables: Brief Biographical Sketches of New Hampshire Men and Women, by Frances Matilda Abbott, 1919, Rumford Printing Company. page 93.

Frank Carpenter was President of Amoskeag Manufacturing Company. Through the generosity of Frank Pierce Carpenter, he offered to construct a library building in the memory of his wife Elenora Blood Carpenter (who died in January, 1910); this library building, located on Pine Street (between Concord and Amherst Streets), was opened on November 18, 1914.

Family Members


There are only two people entombed in the Frank Carpenter Mausoleum--Frank & his first wife, Elenora Blood Carpenter. The Mausoleum has steel/bronze doors, cannot be looked in. Photo at bottom right shows side view of Mausoleum and grave of his son, Aretas Carpenter & his wife.

Gravesite Details A Special Thank You to Stan Garrity for his excellent photos of the Mausoleums of Pine Grove Cemetery and location of Gravesites.
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