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Benjamin Gardner Carpenter

Death: November 11, 1889 (62)
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Place of Burial: Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immediate Family:

Husband of Sally Ann Carpenter
Father of Hon. Edmund Nelson Carpenter

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About Benjamin Gardner Carpenter

Son of Samuel Carpenter and Nancy (Gardner) Carpenter. -----------------------------------



A Prominent Citizen Passes Away After a Short Illness

     About 4 o'clock Monday morning, Benjamin G. Carpenter, the head of the firm of a B. G. Carpenter & Co., died at his residence on North Franklin street after a brief illness of intermittent fever. 
     Mr. Carpenter was 62 years of age. He was born at Plains and came to Wilkes-Barre from Carbondale in May, 1846. He had worked about a year at the tinsmith trade prior to his arrival in this city. He finished his trade with T. Burnet who had just started business near where the new Osterhout building now stands. 
     In 1848, when 21 years of age, Mr. Barnet took him into partnership. They did business together for about nine years. For awhile the firm was in a little building where the Harvey block of offices stands on Franklin street. From then they moved to She store now occupied by Leach on West Market street, and from that location to across the street, now No. 51. The firm purchased the ground and little wooden building and business prospered with them. In 1857 the firm dissolved partnership and the business was carried on under the name of B. G. Carpenter & Co., Mr. Burnet retiring. Emery Carpenter, a brother of the deceased, now living in Princeton, was a member under the new name. 
     The present handsome structure was built in 1873. Emery Carpenter retired shortly after and A. H. Mulford, whose interest is now represented in Walter S. Carpenter, and Frank Dinsmore were admitted. 
     Mr. Carpenter in addition to his extensive liminess employment, found time to interest himself in many charitable and public works. All his life he was an active member of the Methodist church and his purse was always open for works connected with the church. He was one of the most influential members of the Franklin street congregation and took an active part in the work of the church and Sunday school. He was also interested in many other concerns. 
     He was one of the organizers of the Wilkes-Barre Water Company and had been its president for some years. He was also director of the Scranton Stove Works and was interested in a number of other industrial enterprises. He was a trustee of Wyoming Seminary. 
     His death will be a grave loss to this city. He was universally regarded as one of its very best citizens. An enterprising business man, he possessed rare sagacity and good judgement and his advice was eagerly sought in all business matters. He was moreover an open hearted, liberal minded man, who made friends of all with whom he was brought in contact. 
     He is survived by four children: Walter S., Jesse G., Benjamin H. and Edward H. Carpenter. 

(Wilkes-Barre Dollar Weekly News, 16 Nov 1889)* Reference: Find A Grave Memorial - SmartCopy: Sep 28 2019, 13:05:21 UTC

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Benjamin Gardner Carpenter's Timeline

July 2, 1827
June 27, 1865
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
November 11, 1889
Age 62
Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA
Hollenback Cemetery, Wilkes-Barre, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, USA