Carsten, Rev. A. J. 1890-1930 West Laurens Obituary
Rev. A. J. Carsten Dies at
Mt. Vision Sanatorium
Beloved Pastor of Church of West Laurens
and Previously at Morris
--Funeral Saturday at Morris
West Laurens, Jan. 9---Rev. A. J. Carsten died January 8, at the Mt. Vision sanatorium, where he had passed much of the time for the past three years bravely fighting the disease from which he died.
Rev. Mr. Carsten was born in Norway, June 12, 1890. He came to America in 1914, and was for a time a student at Boston university, afterwards going to Trinity college in Hartford, Conn. He also attended the Biblical seminary in New York city and while there was assistant pastor of the Marines church. Afterwards he was pastor of the Baptist church in Vestal Center for nearly four years, coming to Morris in October, 1924. He resigned his pastorate of the Baptist church in 1926, on account of ill health and after a rest he organized a community church society and Sunday school at West Laurens, which is still being continued under the leadership of his wife.
He was married in Boston in 1917 to Tomine B. Ness, who was also born in Norway, and who came to America in 1905.
He leaves to mourn his loss the wife, above mentioned, who was his faithful companion in his home and in his Christian work, and a daughter, Dorothy Lucille, aged 12 years. They reside in the village of Morris. He leaves also a host of friends, who sincerely mourn the passing of this Christian man.
Funeral services will be held at the Morris Baptist church at 2 p. m., on Saturday, preceded by a prayer at 1:30 o'clock from his late home, conducted by Dr. E. J. Farley of the First Baptist church at Oneonta. Burial will be in Hillington cemetery.