Grimsby Newspapers
Prominent in Fruit Industry Many Years
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Grimsby Independent, 2 Sep 1948, p. 1,9


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Date of Publication:
2 Sep 1948
Date Of Event:
26 Aug 1948
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Carpenter, Charles William Franklin
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English
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For many years one of the most prominent men in the fruit industry of Ontario, as well as in general activities for the advancement of this area, Charles William Franklin (Frank) Carpenter, of Grimsby, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Hamilton, on Thursday last.

In his 82nd year, he was born at Binbrook on July 24, 1867, a son of the late Charles P. and Catharine (Davis) Carpenter. He was educated at Winona Public School, Hamilton Collegiate and Queen's University.

He was engaged for several years in the fruit growing and shipping business at Winona in association with his father and brother, T.H.P. Carpenter. In 1904, he started in business for himself at Grimsby, engaging in the nursery, fruit-growing and shipping activities. Later on, he entered the real estate and insurance field in addition to his fruit business.

Taking a most active part in the industry, he became a director in several of the big fruit growing organizations. He was a former secretary of the Southern Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers' Association, and of Niagara Peninsula Growers' Association.

A former president of the Grimsby Chamber of Commerce, he also filled the office of secretary of that organization for a six-year term. Active in furthering the tourist business in the district, he was a director of the Windsor-Niagara Falls Highway Association for some time.

His favorite sport was lawn bowling and he was one of the prime movers in establishing the Grimsby Lawn Bowling Club, of which he later became president. It was he who inaugurated the fruit bowling tournament at Grimsby which became one of the outstanding bowling events of the province.

In politics, he was a strong Conservative and was always active in the Counties of Lincoln and Wentworth.

Mr. Carpenter was a member of St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Grimsby, and was one of the district's most prominent Freemasons. He was Past Grand Superintendent, Niagara District, No. 7, R.A.M.; Past First President, Grimsby Chapter, No. 69, R.A.M.; Past Master, Union Lodge, No. 7, A.F. and A.M., Grimsby; Past Monarch, Hindoo Koosh Grotto, M.O.V.P.E.R.; and a member of Murton Lodge of Perfection, Sovereign Chapter, Rose Croix, H.R.D.M., A. and A.S.R.

He is survived by one son, G.S. Lloyd Carpenter, of Grimsby. His wife, the former Ellatta Cline, died in 1944.

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Prominent in Fruit Industry Many Years