Charles Wesley Carpenter
Charles Wesley Carpenter was born in Franklin County, Ohio, about 25 miles from Columbus, Jan. 13, 1846.
He was married to Mary A. Hill in 1878. To this union were born two children, Fred H. and Burt E. His wife died about 18 years ago. Since that time he has made his home principally in this state in and around Meadow Grove. Last March he was taken seriously ill with dropsy and later with paralysis, and was taken to the general hospital at Norfolk, where he died Sunday July 5, 1919, being in his 74th year. He was baptized in infancy, his parents being loyal and devoted members of the church. Last spring while he was ill at the home of Alva Crooks, in the presence of Rev. Antrim, he accepted Jesus as his Saviour.
Funeral services were held in the M. E. Church Monday afternoon, W. R. S. Anstine, officiating. Interment in the McCoy cemetery by the side of his wife. Source: Meadow Grove News, Friday July 11, 1919 on page 1.