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Thursday, May 3, 2018

From the Marckel Scrapbook - Andrew J. Carpenter and Jessie B. VanHorn

 From the Marckel Scrapbook...


“Died at his home, 6 miles northeast of Angola, Ind., Nov. 17, 1909,aged 57 years, 7 months and 17 days.  The cause of his death was heart disease.  He was born April 30, 1852 in Holmes county, near Bloomfield, and was the son of Thomas and Sobriety Carpenter.  A little over a year after his birth, his parents moved to Defiance county and settled on a farm three miles north of Defiance which was a wilderness at that time..  

Through many years of hard labor, they built them a beautiful home and this is where the subject of this sketch grew to manhood and as time went by, he became acquainted with Miss Frances Elizabeth Lehman, the daughter of Henry and Mary Lehman.  They were united in marriage Dec. 22, 1873.  A short time after their marriage, he bought a farm five miles north of Defiance, where he lived for 28 years.

He sold his farm and moved to Steuben county, Ind., Oct. 2, 1901, to the farm where he lived till God called him to that great beyond.  To their union was born 13 children, 6 of whom died in their infancy.  Mrs. Mina V. Goddard died Feb. 15, 1906.  He leaves to mourn his departure a wife, two sons and four daughters, Henry A. Carpenter, of Angola; Mrs. Minnie Patten, of Jewell; Mrs. Estella Doudt of Orlan, Ind.; and Dilla Lauretta and Floyd Carpenter, all at home; also 6 grand children, 5 brothers and 1 sister and a host of friends. 

He was a kind husband and affectionate father, and a worthy, honest, upright citizen.  Always looking on the bright side of everything, he bore his sufferings with great patience and forbearance, and was cheerful to the last.  The funeral service was preached by Rev. John Flory, of Defiance.”


“Jessie Bell Van Horn, eldest daughter of Mrs. Emma McCullough, died Thursday afternoon at 4 o’clock at Toledo hospital the result of an operation for peritonitis.  She had been in ill health for about six weeks.  The deceased was born in Defiance October 8, 1879 and was therefore 29 years of age.  All her life was spent in Defiance.

She was united in marriage in 1899 at the close of the Spanish war to Harry Van Horn to which union one son, Robert, aged 8, was born.  In addition to husband and son, she is survived by mother, Mrs. Emma McCullough of the city, two brothers, Robert and George of the city, and four sisters, Mrs. P. L. Schlosser of Toledo, Mrs. W. D. Beardsley and Helen and Mae McCullough of this city.

The deceased was a member of Grace Episcopal church and leaves a large circle of friends to mourn her departure.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been made but the services will be private and will be probably held Sunday.”

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