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Surnames: Carpenter, Zeiger
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Dec. 29, 1921
ANOTHER G. A. R. MEMBER DIES
W. P. Carpenter, for many years a minister in Kansas for the Methodist Protestant Church,
and for three and one-half years a soldier in the Civil War, departed this life at the
home of his daughter, Mrs. Fred Zeiger of near Payette, Dec. 26th, 1921. He had reached
the ripe age of nearly 85 years.
The gates of heaven stand ajar before us. Our dear old friend has now passed through
them. His presence will never againin this life be with us. He is dead. Dead? No, he
lives. Never was he more alive than now. There is no death.
“The stars go down,
To rise upon some other shore.
And bright in heaven’s jeweled crown
They shine forever more”.
He has simply changed his residence place form the earthly house to the house not made
with hands, eternal in the heavens. And therein the kingdom of God he shines in the glory
of the undying sun.
He was a member of Co. K of the 17th Iowa Reg. Thus another G. A. R. member has left us.
How rapidly they are going. Someday in big head lines of the paper we will read that the
last one has left us. American people honor and respect them. Deepest sympathy is
extended to the bereaved family but they comfort that he belonged to the Grand Army of the
Brief services were conducted by the Rev. Argyl Houser of the Church of God at the Lauer
Undertaking Parlors. Mrs. Zeiger journeyed with the body to Earleton, Kansas, where the
funeral services will be held from the M. E. Church where Mr. Carpenter was a minister for
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