Oberlin Mathias Carter

Male11 July 1856–18 July 1944

Brief Life History of Oberlin Mathias

When Oberlin Mathias Carter was born on 11 July 1856, in Patriot, Perry Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Robert Thompson Carter, was 25 and his mother, Lucinda Miriam Williams, was 21. He married Marguerite Wescott on 29 October 1890, in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States. He lived in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States in 1900 and Florida, United States in 1935. He died on 18 July 1944, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Patriot Cemetery, Perry Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Oberlin Mathias Carter
Marguerite Wescott
Marriage: 29 October 1890

Sources (16)

  • Oberlin Carter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Oberlin M. Carter, "Illinois Deaths and Stillbirths, 1916-1947"
  • Oberlin M. Carter, "New Jersey, Marriages, 1678-1985"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    29 October 1890Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1857 · Oldest tobacco shop in the Country

    Age 1

    Iwan Ries and Company is one of the oldest family owned tobacco companies in North America and was originally owned by Edward Hoffman. Realizing that he could not run the company alone, Hoffman recruited his nephew, Iwan Ries to join him. The name of the Company changed from E. Hoffman and Co. when Edward Hoffman retired in 1898.


    Age 7

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

    Age 25

    Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

    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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