Obit: Carpenter, Sarah E. (1830-1903)
Surnames: CARPENTER PFEIFER HODGES O'NEILL HENDREN HULBURT
----Source: Greenwood Gleaner, 11/12/1903
GRANDMA CARPENTER DEAD.
After two weeks of illness resulting from general degeneration death claimed another victim early Sunday morning when Mrs. Sarah E. Carpenter of this city died at the home of her son George. For several years her health has been such that she was only able to be up and around, doing the light housework necessary for herself and son.
The demise of Mrs. Carpenter removes one of Clark county's pioneers.
Born in Vego County, Indiana, Oct. 4, 1830, and married twenty years later to C. W. Carpenter, the couple moved to Clark county in 1857 and lived for two years or so in what is now Greenwood. Later they moved to Weston's rapids where her husband taught school, later moving to Neillsville and editing the Neillsville Advocate and afterwards holding some county offices. Coming back finally to Greenwood the husband died leaving the widow and four children as survivors. While she was of a retiring disposition yet her memory was stored with a fund of early Clark county history and reminiscence.
The surviving children are George N., who has lived with his mother to the last Mrs. Frank Pfeifer, also of Greenwood Mrs. Free Hodges of Salem, Oregon and Mrs. Ida O'Neill of La Crosse.
The funeral occurred Tuesday afternoon at two o'clock from Grace M. E. church, of which she was a long time member, Elder Hendren preaching the sermon, assisting the pastor, Rev. W. W. Hulburt. Interment took place in the family.
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