Vera Fay Carter

4 February 1896–24 March 1960 (Age 64)
Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States

The Life of Vera Fay

When Vera Fay Carter was born on 4 February 1896, in Morrison, Whiteside, Illinois, United States, her father, Ward Gatch Carter, was 34 and her mother, Alice May Oakley, was 30. She lived in San Diego, San Diego, California, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 March 1960, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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John Ernest Ayers Mitchell
Vera Fay Carter

Spouse and Children

    John Ernest Ayers Mitchell



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    Alice May Oakley




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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 2

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 10

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1913 · The Sixteenth Amendment

Age 17

The Sixteenth Amendment allows Congress to collect an income tax without dividing it among the states based on population.

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)

  • Vera Mitchell in household of Ernest J Mitchell, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vera F Carter in household of Ward G Carter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Vera F Carter in household of Ward G Carter, "United States Census, 1910"

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