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Published obituaries of BROWN and CARPENTER family members.

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These are my transcriptions of obituaries appearing in the Attleboro Sun, published in Attleboro, Bristol, Massachusetts.

History of this Document

21 May 2007, revision 1.
Initial publication.
22 May 2007, revision 2.
Marian Peckham's obituary.
03 June 2007, revision 3.
Harry Peckham's obituary.
12 June 2007, revision 4.
Hazel Scanlon's obituary, fiddled with layout.



Attleboro Sun, Monday, April 22, 1918, vol. XXIX, no. 182, p. 7, col. 1 (obit); col. 3 (Red Men meet). Attleboro Sun, Tuesday, April 23, 1918, vol. XXIX, no. 183, p. 11, col. 2 (funeral). On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 19May2007.
Walter's funeral Walter's obit Red Men meet
North Notes

A special meeting of the Red Men will be held this evening to take action upon the death of the late Walter Carpenter.

W. B. Carpenter Dies Suddenly

North Attleboro, April 22 — Walter B. Carpenter, a well known local citizen, died suddenly Sunday morning at the Emerson hospital. The deceased was operated upon last Thursday and was apparently improving until a few hours before his death.

He was born in Milford and 25 years ago he took up his residence in this town. For 22 years he was keeper of records of the Mirimichi tribe of Red Men of which he was also a past sachem.

At the time of his illness he was employed at the Peoples Cash market. The funeral arrangements will be announced later.

Funeral of Walter B. Carpenter

North Attleboro, April 23 — The funeral of Walter B. Carpenter will be held from his late residence on Broadway on Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Mirimichi tribe of Red Men will be in charge of the services. Rev. H. E. Latham of the First Universalist church will be the officiating clergyman and burial will be at the Mount Hope cemetery.


CARPENTER, Jennie E. (Brown)

Attleboro Sun, Tuesday, August 25, 1931, p. 11, col. 1. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 21May2007.
Jennie's obit

North Attleboro, Aug. 25 — Mrs. Jennie Ellis Carpenter, widow of Walter B. Carpenter, died yesterday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. John H. Peckham of 6 Hunting st. The end came after a lingering illness.

Mrs. Carpenter, who had lived for more than 40 years [sic, only 38] in North Attleboro, enjoyed the friendship of many and the report of her passing brought keen regret.

She was born Dec. 23, 1863 in Milford, Mass. and was married at the age of 18 [sic, 19] years to Walter Batcheldor [sic] Carpenter. In 1893 they took up their residence in North Attleboro. Mr. Carpenter died several years ago.

She leaves six children: Mrs. Ethel Hornig, Miss Edith Carpenter, district nurse in North Attleboro, Mrs. Marion Peckham and Byron Carpenter, all of North Attleboro; Mrs. Hazel Scanlon of Attleboro and Mrs. Doris Southway of Boston; nine grandchildren, Douglas and Oscar Hornig; Jane [sic, Jeanne] and Walter Scanlon; Harry and Virginia Peckham; Ruth Carpenter, Edith Southway and Lois Marian Manchester, daughter of the late Mattie Carpenter Manchester; two sisters, Miss Cora Brown of Milford and Miss Bertha Brown of Providence.

The funeral will take place Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock from her late home in 6 Hunting st.



Attleboro Sun, Saturday, December 30, 1950, vol. LXII, no. 99, p. 2, col. 8 (death notice); col. 5 (obit). On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed them 21May2007.
Edith's obit Edith's notice

CARPENTER — In North Attleboro on December 30, Edith M. Carpenter. Funeral from the Grace Episcopal church, Monday, January 1, at 2 p. m. Relatives and friends invited. Calling hours at the Sperry Funeral Chapel, 15 Grove Street, Sunday 2-4; 7-9.

Edith Carpenter, North Nurse, Dies

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Miss Edith Carpenter, this town's first visiting nurse and who served in that capacity for 44 years, died this morning at the home of her sister, Mrs. Marion Peckham, 6 Hunting st. Miss Carpenter entered visiting nurse work here immediately after graduating from Milford hospital.

She was born 65 years ago at Milford, daughter of the late Walter B. and Jennie E. (Brown) Carpenter. She was an active member [line obscured on film] her illness Oct. 1, following which she was a patient at Sturdy hospital until two weeks ago when she was removed to the home of her sister.

Miss Carpenter is survived by her sister here, three other sisters, Mrs. Ethel Hornig, Osterville, Mrs. Doris Southway, Miami, Fla., and Mrs. Hazel Scanlon, Attleboro, and a brother W. Byron Carpenter, this town.

Funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Robert S. Beecher, Grace church rector, at the church Monday at 2 p. m. Interment will be at Mt. Hope cemetery.


PECKHAM, Marian B. (Carpenter)

Attleboro Sun, Friday, August 21, 1953, vol. LXIV, no. 295, p. 12, col. 6. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 22May2007.
Marian's obit
Mrs. Peckham North Attleboro Resident, Dies

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Mrs. Marian B. (Carpenter) Peckham, wife of John H. Peckham of 6 Hunting st., passed away this morning. She was a member of the First Universalist church, the ladies' society of that church, and the Kalmia.

Born in North Attleboro, Mrs. Peckham had made her home here all her life. Surviving, in addition to her husband, are a son, Harry T. Peckham of North Attleboro, a duaghter [sic], Mrs. Virginia Alberts of Woods Hole, three sisters, Mrs. Hazel Scanlon of Attleboro, Mrs. Ethel Horning [sic, Hornig] of Osterville, and Mrs. Doris Southway of Miami, Fla.; two grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be held Sunday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Sperry chapel, 15 Grove st., with Rev. Raymond J. Baughn, minister of the Universalist church officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Hope cemetery.


SCANLON, Hazel (Carpenter)

Sun Chronicle, Friday, September 8, 1978, vol. 8, no. 163, p. 23, col. 1. On microfilm at the Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied it on 11Jun2007 and transcribed it.
Hazel's obit

ATTLEBORO — Hazel (Carpenter) Scanlon, 84, wife of the late Willard Scanlon, of 159A Park St., died Thursday at the Sheldonville Nursing Home in Wrentham.

Born in North Attleboro, she was the daughter of the late Walter B. and Jennie (Brown) Carpenter. She graduated from North Attleboro High School in 1912 and lived in Attleboro for more than 50 years.

Survivors are a daughter, Mrs. L. Wayne (Jeanne) Higley of Riverton, New Jersey; a son, Walter Charles [sic, Carpenter] Scanlon of North Attleboro; a sister, Mrs. Doris Southway of Miami, Florida; five grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Private committal services will be held at the family lot at Mount Hope Cemetery in Attleboro Falls. Memorial Services will be held 1 p.m. Saturday at Murray Universalist Church, North Main St. Arrangements are by the Money-Cook Funeral Home of Attleboro.



Sun Chronicle, Attleboro-North Attleborough, Mass., Wednesday, June 4, 1980, p. 36, col. 3. On microfilm at Attleboro Public Library. I photocopied and transcribed it 31May2007.
Harry's obit
Harry Peckham, executive

NORTH ATTLEBORO — Harry Thurston Peckham, 58, of 67 Johnson St. died Tuesday at Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston. He was the husband of Geraldine (DesJardins) Peckham.

Born in North Attleboro July 8, 1921, he lived in North Attleboro all his life.

He was a member of Bristol Lodge AF and AM and the Attleboro Power Squardron [sic].

Mr. Peckham was vice president at the M. S. Co. in Attleboro where he has been employed for over 15 years.

Besides his wife, he is survived by a sister, Virginia Albert [sic, Alberts] of Orleans, and six nieces and nephews.

The funeral service will be private. Arrangements are under the direction of Sperry and McHoul Funeral Home, 15 Grove St. Interment will be at the Peckham family lot in Mount Hope Cemetery.