CARPENTER, M. D.
SURNAMES: LEARNED, VOSE, DOWNS, WORSE,
Henry Francis Carpenter, M. D., was born at Douglas, Massachusetts, in 1833. When seventeen years of age he went with his parents, Seba and Malinda (Learned) Carpenter, to Worcester, Massachusetts, where he lived with them until manhood. He completed his education in the Worcester High School in 1854, and in 1856 he entered upon the Christian ministry as a minister of the Advent Christian Church at Worcester, being ordained at the Wilbraham camp-meeting, Rev. Edward Burham officiating, assisted by Revs. H. L. Hastings and S. G. Mattewson. At different times he officiated as pastor at Barry, New York, Danielsonville, Connecticut, Poultney, Rutland, and North Springfield, Vermont, and Fitchburg, Massachusetts. In 1875 he came to California and accepted the pastorate of the Advent Christian Church at Vallejo, where he officiated until 1879, when he came to Santa Clara, and engaged in the practice of medicine as a homeopathic physician, he having studied medicine while pursuing his ministerial labors., and secured a diploma from the California State Medical Examiners in 1876. The doctor has built up a paying practice, and, besides, he is also editor of Messiah’s Advocate and Herald of his Advent, published at Oakland. He became its proprietor and editor in 1881, and in 1885 he transferred it to the Pacific Advent Christian Publication Society, he being retained as editor. Although of a very frail constitution, he is an inveterate worker, and is constantly engaged either as editor, physician, or minister. Politically, he is a Prohibitionist.
October 29, 1856,
he was married, at Worcester, Massachusetts, to Susie A. Vose, of East
Princeton, Massachusetts. They have two children: Mrs. Lizzie Frances Downs,
of Tustin, California; and Mrs. Anna Martha Worse, of the vicinity of Santa
Pen Pictures From The Garden of the World or Santa Clara County, California, Illustrated. - Edited by H. S. Foote.- Chicago: The Lewis Publishing Company, 1888.
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