Name: Minerva (Lamb) Carpenter
From: The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro,
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 1909
She was an estimable woman, a kind neighbor ever ready to help in sickness, capable and energetic. She joined the Methodist church when she was 17 years of age.
Mrs. Carpenter was the daughter of Daniel and Clarissa Lamb and was born at Lambscreek May 10, 1824. She attended school at Academy Corners and then taught school until she was married. She was one of a family of nine children, four of whom survive her -- Bradford, Frederick, Maria and Cornelia all of Lambscreek. She was quite well and active for one her age, taking care of her horse, cow and chickens up to within a few days of her death. Less than two years ago, she drove to Wellsboro alone and returned the same day, riding a distance of 28 miles. She quite often drove to Keeneyville to church, four miles from home.
In 1867, Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter adopted Hattie Short, who later married Jerome Fish. They have been like own children, caring for their foster parents in all sickness. The home and personal property is left to Mrs. Fish and her heirs.
The funeral was held last Thursday at the Keeneyville church, Rev. Morgan officiating.