Name:   Truman Erwin Carpenter

From:  The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
Date:  Wednesday, September 25, 1940

The funeral of Truman Erwin Carpenter, aged 85 years, who died at his home in Charleston, was held Sunday afternoon at the Whitneyville church, following a prayer service at the home of his son, Claude Carpenter; burial in the Mansfield cemetery.

Mr. Carpenter was born June 9, 1855, at Middlebury Center, son of the late Truman and Mary Hazlett Carpenter. He married the former Miss Addie Virginia Starkey of Middlebury in 1881.

Mr. Carpenter was a wheelwright by trade and lived in many parts of the state at different times. He owned and operated a farm in Catlin Hollow for many years, later purchasing a farm in Charleston, where he lived until his death.  He had been ill for about four weeks.

He was a member of Whitneyville Methodist church and of the Grange.  He is survived by his widow, one son, Claude Carpenter of Charleston; four grandchildren, Mrs. Doris Clark, of Endicott; Byron Benedict and Truman Benedict, of Lawrence Corners; Charles Carpenter of Charleston, and a number of nieces and nephews.  A daughter, Mrs. Hazel Benedict, died several years ago.