Biography of Dr. Henry C. Carpenter

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DR. HENRY C. CARPENTER was a son of Cyril Carpenter, born in Brunswick, Medina Co., Ohio, March 28, 1836, and the only son in a family of four children. At the age of one year moved with his parents to Geneva, N. Y. At the age of three he returned to Brunswick, Ohio, where they resided until Henry was fifteen years old, and then removed to Ionia Co., Mich. Henry, having had the advantages of a good district-school education, taught school winters, working on the farm summers. This continued until 1864, when he commenced the study of medicine, graduating in Cleveland in 1868. After his return from college he did not, as most young professionals do, go West, but settled down at home, building up a good practice in the town of Sebewa, Ionia Co. In the spring of 1872 he moved to Woodland, where he now lives, doing a large and increasing busincss. In practice, a homoeopathis.

Sept. 15, 1864, he married Miss Ellen S. Cooper, a native of New York, born Aug. 30, 1843. Her father Israel Cooper, was one of the first settlers in Woodland, coming to this township about 1835, afterwards returning to New York, and subsequently to Michigan; this was in 1852; they there remained until their death.

Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are the parents of four children, viz.: Claude B., born Aug. 10, 1865; George H., born May 9, 1867; Lottie E., born Nov. 12, 1871; Mary A., born Dec. 11, 1873, all of whom are living.

Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter have both been members of the Baptist Church since their marriage. Dr. Carpenter is in politics a Republican, although not seeking political preferment. They are surrounded by a large circle of friends, who esteem the doctor not only as a professional man, but himself and estimable wife for those social qualities and sterling virtues, which are the foundation and superstructure of our society and social system, and through these the woof and warp of our free government.


From:
History of Allegan and Berry Counties, Michigan
With Illistrations and Biographical Sketches
of Their Men and Pioneers.
D. W. Ensign & Co., Philadelphia 1880
Press of J. B. Lippincoff & Co., Philadelphia.

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