Also see [Railway Officials in America 1906]
William H. Carpenter was born in Livingston Co., N. Y., Feb. 9, 1824. His parents soon after moved to Orleans
Co., N. Y., where, in May, 1849, he married Caroline Thompson, also a native of the “Old Empire State,” born Nov.
29, 1829. In 1855, Mr. Carpenter came to Michigan, and settled on the banks of Wall Lake, in Hope township, where
he still resides, having made for himself and family a pleasant home. His business has been that of a farmer, and
all his time has been engaged in improving his farm, except nine months spent in the service of his country. He
was drafted Nov. 29, 1864, and served in the Eighth Michigan Infantry, and participated in the battle of Petersburg,
Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter are the parents of five children, all born in Hope, except Agnes, born In Yates, Orleans
Co., N. Y., Jan. 5, 1853; Euphemia, July 29, 1856; William, Oct. 23, 1858; Robert A., May 19, 1861; Josie, April
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.