Obit: Carpenter, Alford (1847-1931)

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Surnames: Carpenter, Harding, Wood, Sicard, Carter, Lochridge

----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 4 June 1931

Carpenter, Alford (7 July 1847 - 18 May 1931)

Mr. Alford Carpenter passed away at his home in San Diego, California, May 18, 1931, at the age of 84 years. He was an old pioneer of Wisconsin having lived in or near Neillsville for many years before the family went to California eleven years ago. He has many old friends in all parts of Clark County. He was known as one of the best teamsters in the logging country, driving teams every winter and working on the drives in the spring.

He was born July 7, 1847, and was the son of Henry and Sarah Carpenter, who were the first white settlers in Portage, Wisconsin. His brother George was the first white child born in Portage and his father fought in many of the Indian Wars.

He was married to Ida Ann Harding of Clark County in 1874. To them six children were born: Wm. Carpenter, Milwaukee, Wis.; Mrs. Magdalen Wood and Albert A. Carpenter, deceased; Mrs. Abbie Sicard, Duluth, Minn.; Mrs. Sarah Carter, Olalla, Wash.; and Mrs. Sylvia Lochridge of San Diego, Calif.

Mr. Carpenter was the last of a large family, his last sister having passed on just a month to the day before Mr. Carpenter.

The funeral was held in San Diego. Cremation followed the services and the remains were sent to Granton for burial in the family lot.



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