Pioneer Women of This Section Called Past Week
Mrs Charles Carpenter, Twice Mother of Twins, Dies in This City Monday Night
Mrs Martha Jane Carpenter, resident of this city for the past sixteen years, passed away at the home of her daughers, Misses Myrtlie and Marion Carpenter, at 9:30 sunday evening, January 16, 1927, at the age of 89 years, two months and ten days.
Martha Jane Quiner was born at Richmond, Indiana, on November 6th 1837, and two years later moved with her parents to Milwaukee, Wis. later coming to Concord where on July 24, 1860, she was married to Charles Carr Carpenter. To this union were born fourteen children, nine girls and five boys, all of whom lived to reach mature age except Martha Eliza, who died at the age of three years.
In 1860, Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter moved to Stockholm, Wis., then a wilderness, where Mr. Carpenter secured from the government a patent to a quarter section of land and proceeded to make a home for his wife and family. Actively interested in her husband's work, Mrs. Carpenter shared with him the hardships and burdens and won success which only comes by perserverance and untiring effort. This farm still remains in the family, having been purchased by Thomas Q. Carpenter.
Mrs. Carpenter was preceeded in death by her husband September 27th 1882. Five children were also called to answer the summons of death previous to their mother, Martha Eliza, William A., Etta M., Charles C. and Joseph Q. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Eliza Ingalls, aged 85, of Winchester, Colorado, and Mrs. Lottie Moore of Ft. Atkinson, Wisconsin. Nine children are also left to mourn the loss of a loving and patient mother all of whom were present at the bedside during her last hours. They are: Mrs. Lettice J. Axtell and William A. Axtell of Pepin, Wis., Mrs. Emma B. Longsdorf of Arkansaw, Wis., Mrs Nancy C. White, Mrs Martha Grieve, Misses Myrtle and Marion Carpenter of Plainview, Thomas Q., of Stockholm, Wis., and George L. of Washington, D.C. Mrs. John Bruce of Racine and Mrs Earl Proue of Arkansaw, granddaughters of the deceased, were also present at the bedside. Besides her immediate family, Mrs. Carpenter is mourned by 28 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren.
Funeral services were held at the olf farm home at Stockholm, Wis., on January 19, where many friends of the deceased, who had known her for many years gathered to pay their last tribute to one who had been a kind neighbor and true friend