Daniel Carter

1847–before February 1887 (Age 40)
Anna, Union, Illinois, United States

The Life of Daniel

When Daniel Carter was born in 1847, in Anna, Union, Illinois, United States, his father, Robert Carter, was 30 and his mother, Louisa Jane Toler, was 28. He married Eliza Jane Smith on 8 April 1866, in Cache Township, Johnson, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Jackson, Illinois, United States in 1860. He died before February 1887, in Vienna, Johnson, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40, and was buried in Mount Olive Church Cemetery, Bloomfield, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Carter
Eliza Jane Smith
Marriage: 8 April 1866
Robert Andrew Carter
Emily Carter
Margaret Carter
Sarah Carter
George W. Carter
William Henry Carter
Cordelia A. Carter

Spouse and Children

8 April 1866
Cache Township, Johnson, Illinois, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Carter


    Louisa Jane Toler




    Andrew Jackson Montgomery


    Joseph B. Carter


    Thomas Carter



    Abraham "Abe" Carter


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

Age 1

Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

Age 9

William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1858 · A House Divided

Age 11

Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). 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 originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Daniel Carter in household of Robert Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Daniel Carter in entry for Robert A Carter and Martha E Newton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Daniel Carter in entry for Charles Edgar McAlpine and Sarah E Carter, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"

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