Charles Carter

Brief Life History of Charles

When Charles Carter was born on 17 August 1826, in Truro, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Daniel Carter, was 29 and his mother, Jane Janet Kennedy, was 37. He married Esther Geddes in 1847. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 49 years. He died on 15 September 1875, in Brookfield, Colchester, Nova Scotia, Canada, at the age of 49.

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Family Time Line

Charles Carter
1826–1875
Esther Geddes
1824–
Marriage: 1847
Theodore Angevine Carter
1848–1918
Florence Carter
1850–1923
William Carter
1852–
Celia Ann Carter
1854–1902
Everett Carter
1857–
Alexander Carter
1859–
Wallace W. Carter
1863–1922
Ellinor Carter
1865–
Etta Carter
1869–

Sources (22)

  • Charles Carter, "Canada Census, 1871"
  • Charles Carter, "Canada Births and Baptisms, 1661-1959"
  • Charles Carter, "Canada, Nova Scotia Deaths, 1864-1877"

World Events (1)

1871

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). The Old French word coalesced with the earlier Middle English word cart(e) ‘cart’, which is from either Old Norse kartr or Old English cræt, both of which, like the Late Latin word, were probably derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.

Irish: shortened form of McCarter .

Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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