Collection Number: 04068-z

Collection Title: Jake Carpenter Obituary Book, 1841-1900, 1915

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Abstract Typescript of "Anthology of death on Three Mile Creek" by Jake Carpenter of Avery County, N.C. From 1842 until 1900, Carpenter recorded local deaths and frequently added comments on the life of the deceased and the cause of death. In 1915, he added a comment on the death of bank robber Frank James. Later this material was read to Naomi Barrier Cuthbertson, who added remarks which have been recorded with her name after each. This typed copy was prepared from the original by Denise M. Abbey with the aid of Mary M. Sloop and Theron Dellinger, preserving Carpenter's spelling from his own handwritten record.
Creator Carpenter, Jake, 1833-1920.
Language English
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Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
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[Identification of item], in the Jake Carpenter Obituary Book #4068-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Dr. Chalmers Davidson, Davidson College, N.C., through H. G. Jones of North Carolina Collection, October 1975.
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Jake Carpenter was born 4 January 1833 on Three Mile Creek, N.C., and lived near Crossnore School in Avery County, N.C. From 1842 until 1900 he kept an "Anthology of death on Three Mile Creek" in which he recorded local deaths and frequently added comments on the life of the deceased and the cause of death. He died 20 March 1920.

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This collections consists of a typescript of Jake Carpenter's "Anthology of death on Three Mile Creek". From 1842 until 1900, Carpenter kept the anthology in which he recorded local deaths and frequently added comments on the life of the deceased and the cause of death. In 1915, he added a comment on the death of bank robber Frank James. Later this material was read to Naomi Barrier Cuthbertson, who added remarks which have been recorded with her name after each. In the 1930s, Denise M. Abbey, with the aid of Mary M. Sloop and Theron Dellinger, obtained the original anthology, interpreted it and had it typed. According to the introduction, this typed copy was "taken verbatim from his own handwritten records."

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Processed by: Gergana Abernathy, June 2016

Encoded by: Gergana Abernathy, June 2016

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