|Birth name||Ernest O. Carpenter|
|Born||April 10, 1907
Sutton, West Virginia, USA.
|Died||January 23, 1997|
|Years active||c. 1925–1997|
Ernest O. "Ernie" Carpenter, born April 10, 1907 at Sutton, West Virginia, died January 23, 1997, was a famous American fiddle player, 1988 winner of the Vandalia Award, West Virginia's highest folklife honor, at the annual Vandalia Gathering. He is interred near Sutton, West Virginia.
- Michael Kline. 2006. "Carpenter Family" in The West Virginia Encyclopedia, Ken Sullivan, ed. Charleston, W.Va.: The West Virginia Humanities Council, pp. 113-114; see also http://www.wvencyclopedia.org/print/Article/976.
- Gerald Milnes. 1999. Play of a Fiddle, Traditional Music, Dance, and Folklore in West Virginia, Lexington, Ky.: The University Press of Kentucky, pp. 35-44.
- West Virginia Division of Culture and History: The Vandalia Award, http://www.wvculture.org/goldenseal/vandalia2k/erniecarpenter.html.
- Find A Grave.com: Braxton County Cemetery, Sutton, W. Va., http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=1361294&GRid=68870440&,
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