Woman of the Century/Alice Dimmick Carpenter

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CARPENTER, Mrs. Alice Dimmick, traveler, was born in Milford, Pa. She is descended from the English family of Dymokes. The founders of the American branch came to this country in 1635, and many members of the family have been conspicuous in the social, financial and political history - of Pennsylvania and New York. Her father, Milton Dimmick. was a prominent lawyer of Millord. Pa. Her mother was Elizabeth Allen, a daughter of Rev. Edward Allen. The early death of Mr. Dimmick left the widow with three young children. Alice was delicate and passed the ALICE DIMMICK CARPENTER.jpgALICE DIMMICK CARPENTER. years of her childhood as an invalid, but she possessed a bright and cheerful disposition that made her life a pleasure despite her weakness. The family lived in various cities. For seven years Mrs. Carpenter lived in Chicago, where she was prominent in art. music and literature, and in club life. She has published one volume of verse. "Poems Original and Translated" (Chicago, 1882). One of her most important productions is a pamphlet entitled "The Han Material," which attempts to prove the doctrine of materialism. She has traveled extensively in this country, Canada and Europe. She passes her winters on the Pacific Coast.