Bio: Carpenter, C. W. (History - 1830)
Surnames: CARPENTER EATON THOMPKINS PINKSTON PFEIFER
HISTORY OF NORTHERN WI, Chicago: The Western Historical Company, A.
T. Andreas, Proprietor (grammar as is), Pg. 248
Charles W. Carpenter, farmer, Sec. 34, P.O. Greenwood, was born in Carrol Co., Ind., April 26, 1830. He was raised on a farm, and remained at home till 1850, when he went to Jefferson Co., Iowa, where he farmed a taught school till 1857, when he came to Greenwood, where he preempted 120 acres. He and his wife, Sarah, walked from Weston's Rapids to his wife's sister, Mrs. Eaton's, at the mill. Sarah carried a child in each of her arms. He left, in 1859, and went to Weston's Rapids and taught school then to Neillsville to teach, and in 1860 was elected Register of Deeds, which position he resigned during his third term. Having learned the printer's trade of Mr. Thompkins, he published the Clark County Advocate from 1863-65 he then sold out and went to Iowa, returning and settling on Sec. 27, in this town, which farm he sold and moved to Barron County, and published the Chromotype, in 1873 or 74. In 1850, he married Miss Sarah E. Pinkston, of Indiana. They have four living, children and have lost George N., Alma L., deceased. Olive F., now Mrs. F. Pfeifer, Cora C. and Albert, deceased Mary E., Merta J., Ida May, Allie M. V., John P. and an infant, deceased. Mr. Carpenter is a member of the Masonic lodge.
FIRST HOUSE IN GREENWOOD
Originally built of hewn logs by Charles W. Carpenter; later sided and used as a store and dwelling by S. Case Honeywell. In 1870, it was purchased by "Uncle Steve" Andrews. This Engraving was made by Walker of New York from illustration in "Greenwood, Hub of Clark County," which was compiled by members of the Greenwood Woman's Club.
----Source: Clark County Republic, 19 July 1873, Neillsville, Wisconsin
C. W. Carpenter, of Greenwood, Wis.,
informs us that with sufficient encouragement from the inhabitants of his
thriving village and its vicinity, he will commence the publication of a small
semi-monthly journal about the first of August, to be called the Greenwood
Gazette. We are confident the enterprising spirit of the Greenwood
people, will not permit the failure of such a project and the able new paper may
be expected. Mr. Carpenter was at one time publisher of the old Clark
County Advocate, and his ability to get up a spicy sheet is unquestioned.
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