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Carpenter, Franklin


Age: 17, credited to Waterbury, VT
Unit(s): 2nd VT INF
Service: enl 5/7/61, m/i 6/20/61, MSCN, Co. D, 2nd VT INF, m/o 6/29/64

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Birth: 06/19/1845, Waterbury, VT
Death: 12/12/1919

Burial: Hope/Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Kathy Valloch
Findagrave Memorial #: 201887354


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 6/26/1890, VT
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: None


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Hope Village Cemetery, Waterbury, VT

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Franklin Carpenter died Friday. Although some knew that he had a bad time the day previous, news from the home in the evening seemed encouraging. Heart failure was the immediate cause, arteriosclerosis being apparent for some time. The deceased came from one of the town's most prominent families, his grandfather, Judge Carpenter, being one of the earliest lawyers and most influential men. The colonial home where the deceased had lived for many years and where he died was built by Judge Carpenter in 1816. Franklin Carpenter was born in Waterbury June 19, 1845, son of William and Mary E. (Partridge) Carpenter. He married Ellen Eliza Shurtleff, who died years ago. A few years ago he married Emma Joslyn Manning, who is also deceased. The deceased was a veteran of the Civil War, having served three years and being in the most prominent battles as Bull Run and Gettysburg. For years he performed faithfully his work as truckman and handling the express here. He was a member of Winooski Lodge, No. 49, F. And A. M., of Mentor Lodge, I.O.O.F. Of this, he was a charter member and the first in town to take the degree. He also belonged to Alhambra Encampment. He attended the Methodist Church. He is survived by one brother, W. E. Carpenter of this place, three daughters, Mrs. D. W. Cooley, prominent in club and musical circle, and Mrs. D. C. Jones, State manager of war savings of this place, and Miss Lena Carpenter, who returned last spring from Red Cross work overseas and is now following her profession in Rochester, N.Y.; also three grandchildren of this town, Clayton Jones, Marion Coley and Franklin Carpenter Cooley. Services were held Monday afternoon at two o'clock at the house.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 15, 1919
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.