Nathanial Carpenter (1832 - 1904)
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Surnames: RANSOM, MARSH, AND COGGINS
----Sources: Marathon Register Newspaper (Unity, WI.) April 8, 1904
Ransom, Nathanial Carpenter (27 Nov. 1832 - 22 March 1904)
News of the death of Mr. Ransom was received here late last week and for the benefit of his many friends in Unity and vicinity we reprint a portion of a lengthy obituary notice from the Palmyra Enterprise.
Mr. Ransom was born in Maryland, Otsego Co., NY on November 27, 1832 and died at Palmyra, WI. on March 22, 1904.
In 1845 he came to Wisconsin with his parents and settled at Sharon, Walworth Co., and afterwards moving to Concord, Jefferson Co., where he lived until 1875,when he moved to Unity, Clark Co. Since 1892 he has lived at Milwaukee, Oconomowoc, Sullivan, and Palmyra. Of late he and his wife have made their home with Mr. and Mrs. D. E. Marsh who lived on a farm east of Palmyra, moving into the village but a few weeks ago.
He was married to Miss Catherine O Coggins on November 11, 1843 and to them were born six children, three of whom with his wife survive him: Mrs. D. E. Marsh of Palymyra; Major Arthur Ransom, who represents the Mutual Life Insurance Co, Milwaukee; and Herbert E Ransom, who is in the office of the Wisconsin Central R. R. at Fond du Lac.
Mr. Ransom was an honorable, upright man of a genial and affectionate disposition. He took much pleasure and a just pride in his family and greatly enjoyed their many gatherings, where he himself was ever the center of life and interest. Recently he and his wife celebrated their golden anniversary, assisted by friends invited for the occasion. He held the membership to which he was entitled in the John Freidel Post No 262 of Rome, by virtue of having belonged to the Quartermaster’s department and afterwards enlisting in Co H 47th Wisconsin Volunteers. He was also a member of the Wisconsin Old Settlers Association at the time of his death.
His last illness was very brief, having had s stroke of paralysis Monday afternoon, from which he never recovered. A second stroke Tuesday morning left him in an unconscious condition and he slept his life away.
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