E. C. Carpenter
at Rochester, N.Y.
Word was received in Simcoe on
Tuesday of the death at Rochester, N.Y., of this formerly widely-known
resident of Norfolk.
Edwin Clarendon Carpenter was born
on the farm of his father, the late John B. Carpenter, 15 Dec 1845. He was
educated at the Simcoe Schools and Victoria University, Cobourg.
He served in many public
capacities, and was elected
23 Jan 1891 to succeed the late John B. Freeman at the representative of
the north riding of Norfolk in the Ontario Legislature.
He retained the seat until the
general election of 1902, when his unexpected defeat due to
over-confidence, helped materially to precipitate the crisis that
terminated the long Liberal regime in Ontario.
Mr. Carpenter married late in life
Carrie McDowell, widow of his brother, the late Charles Carpenter, who
survives. A stepson, Clarence Carpenter, resides in Rochester, and a
stepdaughter, Ora, is now the wife of Mr. Fred D. Lea of Toronto.
The funeral is announced to take
place from the residence of his brother, W. J. Carpenter, M.A.,
near Port 'Dover, to Oakwood Cemetery, tomorrow (Friday) at 2 o'clock.