Biography of Leonard W. Carpenter
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Carpenter, Leonard W., was born in Bridgewater, Oneida county, November 18, 1832. He received a collegiate education and studied medicine with Dr. Budlong, of Cassville, Oneida county, graduating from Hamilton College in 1862. He was a graduate of Albany Medical College also, and from Cleveland Homeopathic College. Mr. Carpenter married first, in 1857, Emeline Converse, by whom he had two daughters, Grace, who married Delos Schank, of Rochester; and Carrie L., who married Edward Lawrence, of San Francisco. He married second, Ellen D. Weed, of Tmmansburgh, November 10, 1882. Mrs. Carpenter's father, Eliphalet, was born in New Canaan, Conn, in 1794, and married, April 26, 1825, Celina Waring, of Walton, Delaware county, and in 1835 they came to Trumansburgh. They were the parents. of nine children. Mr. Weed was justice of the peace in Trumansburgh about twenty years, and his decisions were never questioned. He died February 3, 1865, and his wife June 30, 1892. Dr. Carpenter began to practice in 1859, and has continued since in various places, with the exception of the time he served in the army, until the present time. He enlisted September 4, 1892, in Co. G, 146th N. Y. Vols., and was honorably discharged on account of disability December 4, 1863. He is a member of Post 391, G. A. C., of Rochester, and also a member of Lodge 660, F. & A. M., of Rochester, anti of the Commandery of St. Augustine, No.32, of Ithaca. Mrs. Carpenter's father was a soldier in the war of 1812.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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