FRED FARLEY CARPENTER, M. D.
One of the popular and up to date physicians of Pella is Dr. Fred Farley Carpenter, who was born in Adams county,
Illinois, October 28, 1869, a son of L. J. and Sarah (Rood) Carpenter. He resided there until he was a child of
seven years and then accompanied his parents upon their removal to Jasper county, Iowa. The father practiced medicine
at Galesburg until a few years ago, when he removed to Pella, where he has since been associated with the subject
of this review. There are three sons in the family, the brothers of Dr. Carpenter being: Oscar, a physician of
Sully, Iowa; and Frank, a physician of Jasper county, this state.
Dr. Fred F. Carpenter obtained his general education in the public schools and took his professional work at Drake
University, from which he was graduated in 1897 with the degree of M. D. He served for sixteen months in the United
States army as hospital steward in the Philippines and subsequently practiced his profession in Galesburg, Iowa.
About eight years ago he came to Pella, where he has since resided and where he has built up an enviable reputation
as a physician of ability and conscientiousness. He has the confidence alike of the general public and of his professional
colleagues and is considered one of the representative physicians of the county.
On the 30th of June, 1897, Dr. Carpenter married Miss Mina Pahre and to their union has been born a daughter, Freda,
who is attending school. The Doctor is a democrat and takes an intelligent interest in public affairs, being well
informed on all questions of general concern. His fraternal affiliations are with the local lodge of the Knights
of Pythias and the Oskaloosa Lodge of the Benevolent Protective Order of Elks. He has won unusual success in his
profession and has many warm personal friends who value his favorable opinion highly.
History of Marion County, Iowa
And its People
John W. Wright, Supervising Editor
W. A. Young, Associate
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Marion County, IA
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