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Carpenter, Ira


Age: 23, credited to Brookfield, VT
Unit(s): 15th VT INF
Service: enl 9/11/62, m/o 10/22/62, CPL, Co. C, 15th VT INF, m/o 8/5/63

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Birth: 05/20/1839, Brookfield, VT
Death: 01/26/1930

Burial: Old Cemetery, Brookfield, VT
Marker/Plot: 16
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Joe Schenkman
Findagrave Memorial #: 92398864


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 11/15/1879
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: farmer


Great Grandfather of William Hauke, Jr., Jensen Beach, FL

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Old Cemetery, Brookfield, VT

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Death of Ira Carpenter

Ira Carpenter, an honored and almost life-long citizen of Brookfield and the last surviving veteran in town of the Civil war, died early Sunday morning at his home in Brookfield Center; in the same house where he was born almost 91 years ago, and the same farm on which his mother was born. He had been in feeble and failing health for a long time, and for the past three months was cared for almost constantly by his daughter, Mrs. L. W. Webster. Since the death of his wife, Mr. And Mrs. Ed. Willis had lived with him and looked out for him in his advanced years.

Mr. Carpenter born May 20, 1839, was one of nine children of Austin and Harriet Walbridge Carpenter. Of these only two survive, Jennie, wife of Alden Vaughan of Pawtucket, R. I., and Harriet, wife of William Gage of Littleton, N.H., the deceased brothers and sisters being Marshall A. Carpenter, Eugene D. Carpenter, Clarence Carpenter, Emma, who died in infancy, Mrs. Emma Carpenter Allison and Mrs. Anna Carpenter Wheatley.

Mr. Carpenter attended district school at Brookfield Center and for a short time was a student at the Orange County Grammar school at Randolph Center.

He enlisted in the 15th Vermont Regiment in the Civil war, being one of 34 volunteers from a single school district in Brookfield. He was a charter member of Henry F. Freeman post, G. A. R., of Brookfield and its last surviving member but one.

Nov. 12, 1868, he was united in marriage to Charlotte Loveland Wheatley, who died in April, 1912. Their three children were Nina Maude, wife of Dr. A. S. Bean of Brooklyn. N.Y.; Geneva Claire, wife of L. W. Webster of Randolph; and Lillian Wheeler Hall, who died about 14 years ago. There are four grandchildren, Kenneth Webster, Charlotte Bean Way, Elinor Frances Bean and Harriet Hall, and one great-grandchild, Abel Truman Way, Jr.

Except for a brief residence in Wells River and Boston, Mr. Carpenter always resided on the home place.

He was a hard-working, prosperous farmer, highly regarded by his neighbors and townsmen by whom he was honored with offices, and whom he served ably and faithfully. He held high ideals and valued education as a valuable aid in life. Of his uprightness and honor there was never a question. His virtues of course extended to his home life and love of family, being admirable in all the higher calls to duty and service. He had a most remarkable memory which served him faultlessly almost tot he very end.

The funeral was held Tuesday at 2 p. m. At the home, Rev. J. Q. Angell officiating and I. N. Abbott conducting. The bearers were the two sons-in-law, the grandson and Mr. Gage, the brother-in-law. Those present from away were Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Bean of Brooklyn, Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Webster, and son, Kenneth, and Miss Harriet Hall of Randolph, Bessie Wheatley Wheelock of Wells River, a niece. Burial was in the family lot at Brookfield.

Source: Herald and News, January 30, 1930.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.