Saskatchewan Gen Web Project - SASKATCHEWAN AND ITS PEOPLE by JOHN HAWKES Vol 1II 1924

Henry Stanley Carpenter, Deputy Minister of Highways with offices in the Parliament building, Regina, is one of the representative public officials of the province. He was born in Collingwood, Ontario, in 1874, a son of Edward R. and Jessie L. (Smith) Carpenter, the former a native of Connecticut and the latter of Ontario, where they were married. The paternal grandfather was a native of the United States, and the maternal grandparents were of English Loyalist stock. Edward R. Carpenter was one of the pioneer citizens of Collingwood and engaged in the drug busi- ness there for many years. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter died in Collingwood. To them nine children were born, three of whom are living. Henry S. was the fifth in order of birth. Throughout his life the father gave his politi- cal allegiance to the Liberal party and fraternally he was identified with the Masons and the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The religious faith of Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter was that of the Methodist church, in which they were loyal workers. In the acquirement of his education H. S. Carpenter attended the public schools of Collingwood and was also a student in the Collingwood Institute. He took a course in engineering in the University of Toronto and was graduated from that institution in 1898, with the degree of B. A. Sc. While attending the university he spent his vacations in engineering and survey work and was a qualified land surveyor of Ontario in 1899, and was quali- fied as a Dominion land surveyor the following year. Mr. Carpenter has also qualified as a Saskatchewan land surveyor and he is a member of the Institute of Canadian Engineers. He was employed by the depart- ment of Railways and Canals at Ottawa, on canal construction from 1900 to 1905, and did exploration work on the Yukon Railroad. He came to Regina in 1905 as district surveyor and engineer and in 1907 was made director of surveys. In 1910 he became superintendent of highways and from 1911 through 1912 was Acting Deputy Minister of Public Works. When the highways department was formed he returned as Superintendent of Highways and from 1915 to 1917 he was chairman of. the board of high- way commissioners. In 1917 he became Deputy Minister of Highways. In 1903 Mr. Carpenter was married to Miss Jessie Ross Cameron, a native of Peterborough, Ontario, where she received her education. To them five children have been born: Stanley, Paul and John, all. of whom are attending the Collegiate Institute; and Alison and Nancy, students in the public schools. The religious faith of Mr. Carpenter is that of the Presbyterian church and he is a consistent member of the Knox Presbyter- ian church of this city. Fraternally he is identified with the Ancient Free & Accepted Masons and is past master of Wascana Lodge, N6. 2. Mr. Carpenter's hobbies are curling in the winter and gardening in the sum- mer. He was president of the local Curling Club one year. He is a past president of the Saskatchewan Branch of the Engineers Institute and a member of the council of the Canadian Institute of Civil Engineers. Bibliography follows:

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