Harriet Carter

1860–1955 (Age 95)
Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Harriet

When Harriet Carter was born on 8 September 1860, in Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, her father, John Carter, was 31 and her mother, Mary Parkins, was 21. She married William B Latham on 1 March 1883, in Grant, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Benton, Benton, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1900 and Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin Territory, United States for about 10 years. She died on 24 September 1955, in Benton, Lafayette, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 95.

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Family Time Line

William B Latham
Harriet Carter
Marriage: 1 March 1883
Charles James Latham
Lester Richard Latham
Percy John Latham

Spouse and Children

1 March 1883
Grant, Wisconsin, United States


Parents and Siblings

    John Carter


    Mary Parkins




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World Events (8)


Age 3

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 7

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.

Age 26

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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)

  • Harriett Carter in household of John Carter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Hattie Latham in household of William Latham, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Hattie Latham in household of William Latham, "United States Census, 1910"

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