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Life Abbreviated: Earl C. Carpenter & Wife—Part 1 of 2

Earl Collins Carpenter was born July 29, 1878, in Illinois to Guy C. and Viola (Irish) Carpenter.  Earl, typically referred to as E. C. or “Doc,” had two younger brothers, Guy, Jr., and George.  His maternal great great great grandfather, Benjamin Irish, was a veteran of the Revolutionary War who died in 1795 when he

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