b. Theodore Carpenter, 15 Apr 1898, St. Louis, Missouri, USA, d. day unfamiliar. While still an adolescent, Carpenter dropped an arm pursuing a major accident (John Chilton information that the doctor undertaking the amputation was the uncle of trumpeter Doc Cheatham). Carpenter later on started playing trumpet, employed in numerous travelling displays in the south-western and Midwestern says. Among the place rings with which he performed had been those led by Zack Whyte and Rate Webb through the 20s and in the 30s he was using lesser-known rings in the south and south-east. In this 10 years he relocated to NY, using many different rings and in addition leading his personal small organizations. Carpenter continued to try out into past due middle-age. A audio and usually dependable player, his profession was spent mainly in minor rings and well beyond your primary centres of music and documenting.