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The Western Star, June 9, 1944 .


A. A. Carpenter, president of the Farmers State Bank in Protection and one of the most prominent bankers in southwestern Kansas, passed away at 9:20 p.m., Wednesday of this week in a Dodge City hospital where he had been taken on April 25. Despite all medical aid, he continued to fail and was in an oxygen tent for a few days before he died. He was 65 years of age.

The body was brought to the Carpenter home in Protection and funeral services will be held in that city on Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock and burial will be in the Protection cemetery.

The Western Star, May 16, 1947.

Gives $100,000 to Start Children's Home

The following article concerns a well known Comanche county woman, Mrs. A. A. Carpenter, whose husband, a Protection banker, died a few years ago. We quote as follows from the Associated Press.

A gift of $100, 000 in cash for the establishment of a Church of Christ Children's Home by Mrs. Maude L. Carpenter, Protection, Kans., widow of a banker, and landowner, was announced Sunday.

The home, when completed will accommodate 150 homeless children and construction will start as soon as materials are obtained it was reported.

The board of trustees voted to name the home the Maude L. Carpenter Children's Home, Rev. G. K. Wallace, Wichita minister and fiscal director of the home, said.

The home will be a joint project of the Churches of Christ and Rev. Wallace reported some $75,000 already had been subscribed.

Thanks to Shirley Brier for transcribing and contributing the above obituary and article!

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