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D. R. Carpenter
Born 1825
D. R. CARPENTER, merchant, Olin; born in Delaware Co., Ohio, in 1825; came to Iowa and settled at what was known as Walnut Forks in 1853, and entered a quarter-section, and at present owns 325 acres, and also town property. He is one of the Directors of Olin College. In politics, Republican; in religion, liberal. His first wife, Christiana Mershon, was born in Ohio in 1835; married January 1, 1851; died in 1862, leaving four children—Ashad, Lewis, Lilly, Sarah M.; infant deceased. His second wife, Mary Lamb, was born in Ohio in 1831; married August 27, 1865.

Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 643.

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