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(XVIII) Frank H., son of Curtis Carpenter, was born at East Victor; September 6, 1852, and was educated in the public schools of Victor. At the age of fourteen he began to work for his father in the decorating and contracting business and has continued in that business to the present time at Victor with notable success. In politics he is a Republican, in religion a Methodist.

He married, December 29, 1877, Estella L. Saunders, born July 12, 1857, daughter of William and Jane (Reeves) Saunders. Her father was born February 1, 1832, and came to Victor in 1847, was a carpenter and contractor for many years there, a Republican in politics and a Methodist in religion; her mother was born near Rochester, New York, January 17, 1839, married, August 28, 1855; daughter of Theopholus Reeves, a farmer in Victor, who died in East Victor in 1881. Theopholus Reeves married Louise Green. He was a soldier in the civil war, enlisting in order to search for his son, William Reeves, who had entered the service at the age of sixteen, who served a term of three years and then reenlisted, and was killed in the battle of the Wilderness. John Saunders, father of William Saunders, was born in England and came to this country at the age of thirty-five years; married Martha Setford, followed the occupation of miller at Rochester and died at the age of eighty-five years. Mr. and Mrs. Carpenter have one child, Bertha, born at Victor, January 6, 1880, married Fred J. Connelly, of Fishers, New York, and they have one child, Thelma Connelly, born June 6, 1904. Mr. Connelly is a prosperous produce dealer at Fishers.

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