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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Horace Carpenter ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Horace Carpenter
BORN: 19 Dec 1827 DIED: 24 Feb 1888 BURIED: 26 Feb 1888
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Physician, Superintendent of Oregon State Hospital
BIRTH PLACE:  Connersville, Fayette Co., Indiana
DEATH PLACE: Salem, Marion Co., Oregon
IOOF - Dr. H. Carpenter, age 60 y's 2 m's 5 d's, died in Salem of liver complaint, deceased was an eminent physician of Salem.
Again Living in Town - Dr. H. Carpenter and family have moved back to this city, and are living in the house formerly occupied by Judge Waldo, at 444 Capital street. Dr. Carpenter will begin practicing his profession in this city again soon.
Oregon Statesman 31 Aug 1886 3:2
Dr. H. Carpenter, who has been confined to his house for the past three months with an affection of the liver, died at his residence on church street yesterday morning at 3:20, surrounded by his family and a few friends.
Dr. Carpenter was born in Connersville, Indiana, December 19, 1827, and was married on Oct. 13, 1850, in Iowa to Miss Sarah Coshow. He moved to Oregon in June, 1861, and was during the civil war surgeon of the First Oregon infantry. He came to Salem in the fall of 1865, and remained here practicing his profession and engaging in various public enterprises until about nine years since, when he moved with his family to Portland. Dr. Carpenter was selected by the state board as the first superintendent of the Oregon insane asylum, when the state took direct charge of that institution, and he superintended the removal of the patients to Salem in October, 1883. During the three years and more in which he had charge of this immense caravansary he met and overcame successfully many difficulties, and throughout conducted the business affairs of the institution and cared for the patients with great tact and professional skill. He resigned in the spring of 1886, and resumed his residence in Salem, practicing his profession here until he died.
Dr. Carpenter was the practical founder of the medical department of Willamette university, and was its first dean. He was for years professor of surgery, and when he died was emeritus professor of surgery.
Dr. Carpenter was a physician of much professional skill and culture, and a man whose qualities won for him a large circle of friends. Having been identified with the upbuilding of the medical college of Willamette university, and having thoroughly systemized and placed on a smooth-running basis the operations of the Oregon insane asylum, his connection with both these institutions will cause his influence to be felt long after his death. He leaves a wife and three daughters -- Mrs. Geo A. Brodie, of Portland, and Mrs. A. E. Stang and Miss Mae Carpenter, of Salem. He was vice-president of the American Medical Society.
The funeral services will be conducted from the residence on Church street tomorrow (Sunday) at 2 p. m., under the auspices of Chemeketa Lodge No. 1, O.O.F, of which deceased was a member. Rev. P. S. Knight will officate.
Oregon Statesman 25 Feb 1888 3:4

The funeral services of the late Dr. Carpenter were conducted from the family residence Sunday afternoon, a large number of friends attending to pay their tribute of respect to the memory of the deceased. The exercises began with a selection by the choir, after which followed scriptural reading by Rev. Wm. Rollins, of the M. E. Church. Then came the singing of the hymn "Come thou Fount," which was Dr. Carpenter's favorite sacred selection, and which he had requested to be sung on the occasion of his funeral. Rev. Rollins preached a very appropriate sermon, and after another rendition by the choir, the conduct of the funeral was turned over to the Odd Fellows, of whom there was a very large representation present. Headed by the H. A. C. band, whose presence at the last ceremony Dr. Carpenter had also desired, playing a funeral march, the cortege proceeded to the I.O.O.F. cemetery, where the usual rites of the order of Odd Fellows were conducted over the remains by Noble Grand Jordan, Chaplain Scriber and other officers. The body was then interred, and the procession returned to the city. The bereaved wife and daughters have the warmest condolence of a large circle of friends in their affliction.
Daily Oregon Statesman 28 Feb 1888 3:1
Dr. H. Carpenter
Dec. 19, 1826
Feb. 24, 1888
[West face of Carpenter/Jessup monument]

Also individual marker:
Dr. H. Carpenter
1826 -1888
IOOF Register of Burials
DAR pg 50
Saucy Survey & Photographs
Hodgkin page 71-2
Larsell pgs 154, 194, 195, 345, 346, 348, 349, 350, 354, 355, 402-403, 423-425, 538, 558.
OS 19 Jan 1888 4:1
OS 4 Jan 1889 (Necrology)
LOT: 484 SPACE: N½ LONGITUDE: N 44° 55.175' LATITUDE: W 123° 02.859'

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