Etc. -- Edwin Clarendon Carpenter's 1920 obituary
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An lightly edited transcription of a page 1 article in the 4 Mar 1920 issue of the Simcoe Reformer

E. C. Carpenter dies 
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.

E. C. Carpenter

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