Biography of William P. Carpenter
FROM OUR COUNTY AND ITS PEOPLE
A DESCRIPTIVE AND BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD
OF SARATOGA COUNTY, NEW YORK
PREPARED AND PUBLISHED UNDER THE AUSPICES OF THE SARATOGIAN
THE BOSTON HISTORY COMPANY, PUBLISHERS 1899

T-Saratoga Springs, New York Directories, 1888-92

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Carpenter, William P., was born at Glens Falls, Warren county, N. Y., May 13, 1843, a son of William and Ruth (Brown) Carpenter, and was educated at the schools of his native place and Sanford's Ridge, coming to Saratoga Springs in 1864, when he was twenty-one years of age. He has resided here ever since and has been one of the successful business men of the place for the past third of a century. Re engaged in the express and hauling business at first, but subsequently branched out into the coal business, forming the firm of Carpenter & Taylor, which continued until the spring of 1898, when Mr. Carpenter disposed of his interest. He now conducts a storage warehouse with fire-proof compartments. Mr. Carpenter is a prominent Mason, having passed the degree of Knight Templar and the order of the Mystic Shrine; he is also a member of both the subordinate lodge and the encampment in Odd Fellowship, and a member of the Knights of Pythias. Mr. Carpenter married Mary L. Edwards of Utica, September 7, 1870, and they have an adopted daughter, Delia Chapman, wife of Elmer J. Taylor of Saratoga Springs. The Carpenters are one of the oldest American families, their progenitor having come to this country early in the seventeenth century. Mr. Carpentefs ancestors were residents of New York and there William B. Carpenter was born in 1802 but removed to Glens Falls while quite young. Later he removed to Sanford's Ridge where he died January 31, 1854. He was a wagon maker by trade.


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