Samuel Clinton Carr

8 March 1859–27 February 1937 (Age 78)
Black Township, Posey, Indiana, United States

The Life of Samuel Clinton

When Samuel Clinton Carr was born on 8 March 1859, in Black Township, Posey, Indiana, United States, his father, Stafford Carr, was 28 and his mother, Jane Mills, was 30. He married Nancy Jane Bray on 23 March 1884, in Farmersville, Posey, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Evansville, Vanderburgh, Indiana, United States in 1910 and Mount Vernon, Black Township, Posey, Indiana Territory, United States in 1920. He died on 27 February 1937, in Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mount Vernon, Posey, Indiana, United States.

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Samuel Clinton Carr
Nancy Jane Bray
Marriage: 23 March 1884
Owen Clinton Carr
Cora J. Carr
Elsie May Carr
Rosamond Carr
Norma Carr
"Biff" George Wilfred Carr
Nancy Carr
Charles Willis Carr
Sherman Shedrick Carr
Samuel Carr
Mary Ruth Carr
Samuel Luther Carr

Spouse and Children

23 March 1884
Farmersville, Posey, Indiana, United States



    Cora J. Carr


    Elsie May Carr


    Rosamond Carr


    Norma Carr


+7 More Children

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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Simple life to Soldiers

Age 2

Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

Age 4

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 22

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

1 Northern English and Scottish: variant of Kerr .2 Irish (Ulster): Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Carra ‘descendant of Carra’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Chathair, a Donegal name meaning ‘son of the servant of Cathair’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Samuel C Carr, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Samuel C Carr, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Samuel C Carr, "United States Census, 1900"

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