The death occurred at his home at Winona on Tuesday, Sept. 2, 1924, of Charles Drysdale Carpenter in his 35th year. Mr. Carpenter was the eldest son of T.H.P. and Mrs. Carpenter and was born in Winona.
He had just returned on Saturday from an extended business trip in the northwestern provinces, and the announcement of his untimely demise came as a distinct shock to the community. Dry, as Mr. Carpenter was best known among his friends and acquaintances, had been identified with the fruit growing industry since boyhood and was regarded as one of its most leading and popular members.
For two years the deceased was sales manager for the Niagara Peninsula Growers, Limited, and since his connection with that company was associated with his brother in conducting the affairs of C.P. Carpenter & Sons, Limited, one of the largest fruit and garden produce wholesale houses in Ontario, operating in Winona, Hamilton and Burlington. Mr. Carpenter was very prominent in the fruit industry and had established the reputation of being a very clever buyer and salesman. He was known from coast to coast and enjoyed a very wide connection. In politics Mr. Carpenter was a staunch Conservative and was always active in the interests of his party.
Left to mourn his death are his widow, formerly Kate Wright of Hamilton, and little daughter Audrey; his father and mother, T.H.P. and Mrs. Carpenter; one sister, Miss Julia, at home, and two brothers, Ellsdon of Hamilton, and Francis of Winona.
What was probably the most largely attended funeral ever taking place in Winona and district was that of Charles Drysdale Carpenter, from his late residence on Thursday afternoon. Relatives, friends and acquaintances were present from all parts of the province and the high degree of esteem in which the deceased had been held was clearly evidenced. Not only in the representative attendance was this manifested, but in the abundance of beautiful flowers sent as tokens of respect from all walks of life.
The service was held at 2 o'clock and was in charge of Rev. Dr. Richard Whiting, pastor of Centenary Methodist Church, Hamilton, who officiated both at the home and graveside, interment being made at Hamilton cemetery.
The pallbearers were Craig and Gordon Wright, brothers of Mrs. Carpenter; Ellsdon and Francis Carpenter, brothers of the deceased and W.H. Magill and Alex MacFarlane.