Benjamin Carpenter dies at his home in Chicago, Wednesday
Wilmette Life (Wilmette, Illinois), 25 Feb 1927, p. 36

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The death of Benjamin Carpenter, of 1545 Astor street, Chicago, formerly of Winnetka, occurred Wednesday, February 23, at his home. Mr. Carpenter, who had been in business in Chicago forty years, made his home, with his family, at 945 Sheridan road, Winnetka, for ten years are more.

He was born in Chicago September 16, 1965 [sic], the son of George B. and Elizabeth Curtis Carpenter, and was graduated from Harvard university in 1888. He was married to Miss Helen Graham Fairbank, also of Chicago, in 1893. Federal Judge George A. Carpenter, Hubbard Carpenter and John Alden Carpenter are his brothers.

Mr. Carpenter is survived by his widow and four children, Mrs. Nathan S. Davis, Fairbank Carpenter, Mrs. Thomas L. Marshall and Benjamin Carpenter, Jr.

When the World war broke out, Mr. Carpenter enlisted in the service, although many years beyond the service age. He applied for a quartermaster’s job, and was ordered to Philadelphia in 1917. Until February 1919, Mr. Carpenter served actively and was a lieutenant colonel in the Q. R. M. C.

In addition to being a director of the Commonwealth Edison company and the Illinois Merchants Trust company, he served as vice president of the Anniston, Ala., Cordage company, and was a director of many other corporations. He was president of George B. Carpenter & Co., ship chandlers, which operates a plant near Wells street, on the north bank of the river. He also was a former president of the board of trustees of the St. Charles School for Boys.

Included in the clubs of which Mr. Carpenter was a member, the Saddle and Cycle, Chicago, Onwentsia, Chicago Yacht, Cliff Dwellers, and Commercial. He also served as president of the Commercial club, and was a member of the Harvard Club of New York.

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25 Feb 1927
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Carpenter, Benjamin ; Carpenter, Elizabeth ; Carpenter, Fairbank ; Carpenter, George ; Carpenter, Hubbard ; Carpenter, John ; Davis, Nathan Mrs. ; Fairbank, Helen ; Marshall, Thomas Mrs.
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    Latitude: 42.07225 Longitude: -87.72284
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Benjamin Carpenter dies at his home in Chicago, Wednesday