Warren County Iowa Genealogical Society

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    Willet CARPENTER

    Spouse: Lora A. Garrett

    Children: Leon

    "CARPENTER, Willet, livery stable; was born in York State in 1872; when about six years of age his arents moved to Michigan where he remained till 1854, when he came to this county; he married near Battle Creek, Michigan, in 1854 and started to his present home the next day; the maden name of his wife was Miss Lora A. Garrett, a native of Canada; he commenced blacksmithing in 1847 and followed it till 1869; he ironed the first wagon and buggy that was built in the county; has lost one son: Leon; he was raised a farmer till about twent-one years of age; in 1851 he went to california and spent three years and returned with three dollars." (Source - History of Warren County, 1879) 

    Willet CARPENTER was one of the first trustees of the Indianola First Presbyterian Church elected November 12, 1871. (Source: Presbyterian Church Of Indianola,” written by the Rev. James W. ANGELL, from History of Warren County, Iowa, by Gerard SCHULTZ and Don L. BERRY, The Record and Tribune Company, Indianola, Iowa, 1953, pages 119-151)