B. Frank Carpenter died on Monday night at midnight, at the residence of Mr. S. F. Carpenter, fourteen miles east of St. Joseph. He was twenty-three years of age, and unmarried. He leaves a father, a mother, one sister and eight brothers to mourn his loss. Four of them live in this city. He was attacked first with measles, which changed into typhoid pneumonia. His sufferings were very severe. But he endured them without murmuring, and showed in his death the noble characteristics of his life. He was a young man who had many friends and no enemies. He was buried on Wednesday at one o'clock. The funeral was more largely attended, perhaps, than any other that ever occurred in Buchanan county. The many friends of the deceased suffer a sad bereavement in his death, and the family have sustained an irreparable loss.
St. Joseph Daily Gazette, 5 Mar 1880, p. 4
Submitted by Monica Schirmer Eshelman