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Carpenter, John M., secretary and treasurer of the Excelsior Carriage Works, was born in Watertown, N. Y., November 15, 1833. His first business experience after leaving school was in the mercantile business, in which he continued for twenty-five years. He then became connected with the Watertown Spring Wagon Works as its secretary and treasurer, and in 1889 he organized the Excelsior Carriage Company, and has since been its secretary and treasurer. Mr. Carpenter has always taken an active interest in the municipal and county affairs, was president of the village of Watertown, and held the office of county treasurer from 1809 to 1875. He is a prominent member of the Masonic Lodge and the Union Club.

Our County and it's people
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The Boston History Co., Publishers 1898

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