Name:   Silas A. Carpenter

From:  The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Date:  Wednesday, December 18, 1929

The funeral of Silas A. Carpenter, who died Saturday afternoon at the Corning hospital where he was removed Thursday after an automobile accident was held yesterday.

Mr. Carpenter leaves three sons Arthur B., of Corning, formerly of Horseheads; James D, at home, W. Leroy of Riverside; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley Hooey of Corning, formerly of Big Flats; and Miss Bessie Carpenter at home; one brother, Arthur B. Carpenter of Wellsboro; one sister, Mrs. Charles Pettibone of Detroit, Mich., and five grandchildren.

Mr. Carpenter, who was 67 years of age, was riding with his daughter, Miss Bessie Carpenter, when L. E. Lilley, of Elmira, approached her from the opposite direction, skidded and struck her machine.  Both cars were considerably damaged.

Silas Carpenter was born at Niles Valley, Pa., April 1, 1862, and removed to Hornell with his parents when one year old. Thirty-three years of his life were spent in that city, 17 of which as an employee of the Erie Railroad.  He then moved to Wellsboro where he resided for 10 years, removing to Corning in 1912.  While living in Wellsboro, he served for five years as a deputy game warden.  After going to Corning, he was employed by the New York Central Railroad as a car builder.

In 1916, he was elected Constable, a position he held for many years. Mr. Carpenter was a member of the Railroad Car Men of America and the Corning Lodge of Moose.