Biography of Thomas S. Carpenter
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Carpenter, Thomas S., was born in Taunton, June 21, 1860. His father, William Carpenter, was a native of the same city, and the family trace their descent from William Carpenter, one of the pioneers of Rehoboth, a direct descendant of John Carpenter, who was town clerk of London, England, in 1540. William Carpenier married Sophia K. Carr, daughter of Esek Carr. He was a silversmith, As orderly sergeant of Co. B., 58th Mass. Vols., he received injuries in the Civil war which finally resulted in his death in 1877. Thomas S. Carpenter was educated in the public schools. In 1881 he commenced to learn the jewelry manufacturing business with Horton, Angell & Co.. and was admitted to the firm in 1887. In 1893 he married Eleanor, daughter of John W Sills, of Baltimore, Md., and they have one daughter, Dorothy. Mr. Carpenter is one of the conservative men of his town, taking an intelligent interest in its most important industry, and has worked faithfully to elevate the standard of the jeweler's art.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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