Emeline was born in 1828 in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jacob A. Grove and Catherine Voorhies.
She died in 1902 in Mansfield, Richland, Ohio.
Her husband was William Barney Carpenter, who she married on 15 SEP 1816. The place has not been found. Their nine known children were Alfred George (?-?), Clara L. (?-?), Electa Sarah (1852-1917), Alice Ellen (1854-1929), Eugene G. (1857-1902), Ella Ada (1860-1956), Jennette 'Jennie' (c1860-1946), Lucy (c1864-<1880) and Otto Willard (1870-1936).
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Mrs. Emeline Grove Carpenter, wife of William B.Carpenter, died this morning at 2 o'clock at her home, South Diamond St., where she had resided for many years. Though she has been in ill health for the past few years her death came as a very great surprise to her many friends. The immediate cause of her death was capillary bronchitis and she had been confined to her bed only since last Wednesday.
Mrs. Carpenter was the last of a family of eleven children and attained a more advanced age than any of them. Her maiden name was Emeline Grove and she was born April 2, 1818 in Montgomery county, PA. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Grove. When she was one year of age the family came over the mountains to Ohio, the trip being made in one of the old-fashioned Pennsylvania wagons of those days. Mr. Grove and his family settled on a farm near Perrysville.
She was married September 15, 1816 at Perrysville with William B. Carpenter, who survives her with three sons and four daughters. The sons are A. G. Carpenter, an attorney of Cleveland, Dr. E. G. Carpenter, superintendent of the state hospital for the insane at Columbus and Otto W. Carpenter who is in the insurance business at Cleveland; the daughters are Mrs. Electa S. Jason of Delaware, Mrs. Alice E. Seiler of Mansfield, Mrs. Ada E. Harmon of Rosedale, CA and Miss Janette E. Carpenter of Champaign, IL.
In 1868 Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter moved to Mansfield and except for about six month, their home has been at 68 South Diamond street. Last September Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter celebrated the fifty-fifth anniversary of their marriage. Hers was a noble Christian life and her sterling worth was recognized by all with whom she came in contact. A member of the Methodist church for a great many years, she was active in church work until of late years when on account of sickness she was not able to attend regularly. She had a great zeal for the Master's word and showed her faith in her every day life. She was a great believer in higher education and inspired in her children a desire for college training for their life work.
Funeral services Thursday afternoon at her late home.
21 Jan 1902