Obit: Carpenter, Ida Ann (1854- 1932)
Surnames: Carpenter, Harding, Carter, Sicord, Lockbridge
----Source: Neillsville Press (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 31 March 1932
Carpenter, Ida Ann (17 Sept. 1854 - 6 March 1932)
Ida Ann Harding, was born Sept. 17, 1854, in Racine County, Wisconsin, and died March 6, 1932, in San Diego, Calif.
She was married to Alford Carpenter, Jan. 25, 1874, and to them were born six children. Wm. Carpenter, Milwaukee, Wis., Mrs. Sarah Carter, Olalla, Wash.; Mrs. Abbie Sicord, Los Angeles, Calif.; Mrs. Sylvia Lockbridge, Sand Diego, Calif.; and Albert and Magdalen Carpenter, deceased. She also leaves to mourn her death seven brothers, ten grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Mrs. Carpenter was truly a Wisconsin pioneer woman. Her parents moved from southern Wisconsin to the central part of the state in a covered wagon when she was eight years old and she grew to womanhood, was married and raised her family in that pioneer country.
Many were the interesting stories Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter would tell of their early lives in "Old Wisconsin: as they fondly called it in later years. They lived in or around Neillsville for many years until they came to California in 1920. Although they enjoyed their new home environment, we all knew that in there hearts they felt that there was no place quite like "back home in Wisconsin" and no friends quite like the old friends.
Mrs. Carpenter belonged to the W. R. C. in Neillsville for several years and always cherished the memory of the happy times and companionships of that organization.
The remains were cremated and sent to Granton for burial, to rest beside those of Mr. Carpenter, who passed away last spring, May 18th.
Although Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter will be greatly missed by their many relatives and friends, we like to think that they are happy to be together again and resting so peacefully beneath the soil of the stay they loved.
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