Carpenter, Cyrus Evans
Carpenter, Cyrus Evans a Methodist Episcopal minister, was born in Carroll County, Ind., April 2, 1838. He removed with his father's family to Iowa in 1850; was converted in 1852; made a class-leader in 1857; received license to preach in 1858, and in 1859 united with the Missouri and Arkansas Conference. He was stationed on the western frontier, but the intolerance of the secessionists at the opening of the rebellion necessitated his leaving, and he fled to Kansas, where he remained a short time, then went to Iowa, and in the spring of 1862 returned to Missouri. He continued his zealous labors till early in 1867, when failing health obliged him to become superannuated, and, retiring to Fairfield, Ia., he died there, May 21 of that year. Mr. Carpenter was a worthy man, enjoying the confidence and esteem of all classes; an able preacher, a sound theologian, a good singer, an amiable companion, and a Christian gentleman. See Minutes of Annual Conferences, 1868, p. 21.