Carpenter, George W.

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George W. Carpenter Soundex Code C615

Second Postmaster at Rogers Park Post Office.

Term of office: Tuesday, June 15, 1880-Sunday, December 27, 1885.

George W. Carpenter was born in Vermont in 1819, came to Palatine, Illinois, from Kenosha county, Wisconsin in 1870, where he was a carpenter and farmer. He moved to Rogers Park in 1872 and was a builder and contractor until June 1879, when he opened a grocery store. Presumably, the post office was in his grocery store.

Carpenter served as street commissioner on the 1894 Rogers Park Village Board as well as trustee and steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

History of Cook County, Illinois; The Earliest Period to the Present Time; Complete in One Volume. 1884, page 461.

Biographical Sketches of Rogers Park

George W. Carpenter grocer, was born in Sharon, Vermont, Saturday, July 10, 1819. From the age of seventeen, he worked at the carpenter's trade at Hanover, New Hampshire and in 1840 then being only 21 years of age, engaged in contracting and building. In 1842, he went to Ohio, where he remained up to 1844, when he went to Wisconsin. There he lived up to 1868, engaged for four years of the time in Kenosha, Wisconsin at his trade, and the balance of the time farming in Bristol, Wisconsin.

In 1870, he came to Palatine, Illinois, where resided up to 1872, when he moved to Rogers Park and engaged in building and contracting. June, 1879, he opened his present grocery. He has been one of the Trustees of the village of Rogers Park and also trustee and steward of the Methodist Episcopal Church.

He was married to Nancy Carpenter, nee: Nancy Hall of Hanover, New Hampshire.

They have seven Children:

Clara E. Carpenter, now Mrs. James Shumway of Bristol, Wisconsin

Sarah T. Carpenter, now Mrs. C.S. Bronson of Kenosha, Wisconsin

Serena F. Carpenter

Daniel S. Carpenter

Don O. Carpenter,

George H. Carpenter

Minnie O. Carpenter