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Jesse C. Carpenter - Oaklawn Cemetery - Decatur, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 33° 15.506 W 097° 34.379
14S E 632921 N 3680844
Quick Description: A broken column stands at the final resting place of Jesse C. Carpenter, in historic Oaklawn Cemetery, Decatur, TX.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 3/25/2015 10:29:03 AM
Waymark Code: WMNJX5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Mark1962
Views: 1

Long Description:
The column is of gray granite, standing about twelve feet tall, with the family name, "Carpenter" on the plinth. According to Findagrave, Mr. Carpenter was struck by lightning while unloading cattle from a train. (visit link)
Date of Birth: 1/16/1841

Date of Death: 8/25/1893

Headstone/Monument Text:
J.C. Carpenter Born Jan. 16, 1841 in Surry Co. N.C. Died Aug. 25, 1893 in Decatur, Tex.

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