Name:   Addie Virginia (Starkey) Carpenter

From:  The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Date:  Wednesday, April 14, 1943

Mrs Addie Starkey Carpenter, aged 83 years, died Saturday at the home of her son, Claude R. Carpenter of Whitneyville. She had spent the winter in Endicott and Mansfield, with her grandchildren, returning to the home of her son, Thursday. She was apparently in her usual health until Saturday morning, when she became ill.

She was born Nov. 4, 1859 at Hammond, PA, daughter of John and Caroline Palmer Starkey. On Nov. 1, 1881, she was married to Truman E. Carpenter of Charleston. At the same time, Miss Ella Carpenter, a sister of Truman Carpenter was married to Edwin Whitney of Middlebury.

Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter bought a farm and lived in Charleston all of their married lives, except for a number of years when they lived at Cross Fork, Potter County, Emporium, PA and at Montebello and Fassett, Canada in all of which places Mr. Carpenter was engaged as a millwright. They also lived at Middlebury for a number of years, where Mr. Carpenter and his brother-in-law, Frank Starkey, conducted a general store. They returned to Charleston in 1913. Mr. Carpenter died Sept. 21, 1940, since which time, Mrs. Carpenter had lived with her son.

Mrs. Carpenter was a member of Whitneyville Methodist Church and of Tioga County Centre Grange.

Survivors are one son, Claude R. Carpenter of Whitneyville; three grandsons, Byron and Truman Benedick, both of Mansfield, and Rev. Charles Carpenter of Dalton, NY; one granddaughter Mrs Doris Clark of Endicott; several gr-grandchildren. Two brothers, Frank and Fred Starkey of Middlebury; three sisters, Mrs Jennie Stevens of Hammond; Mrs C. H. Rich of Woolrich, PA and Mrs Byron Churchill of Keeneyville, also survive and a number of nieces and nephews. A daughter, Mrs Hazel Benedict, died six years ago.

The funeral was held yesterday at the Whitneyville Methodist Church, Rev Paul Miller officiating; burial at Mansfield.