James Lurk Carter

18 April 1905–26 September 1961 (Age 56)
Humphreys, Tennessee, United States

The Life of James Lurk

When James Lurk Carter was born on 18 April 1905, in Humphreys, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Allen Carter, was 39 and his mother, Mary I Durham, was 36. He had at least 1 son with Celona Vera Young. He died on 26 September 1961, in Smithville, DeKalb, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 56.

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James Lurk Carter
Celona Vera Young
James Ronald Carter

Spouse and Children


    Celona Vera Young




    James Ronald Carter


Parents and Siblings




    Robert Dewey Carter


    Martha Lena Carter



    Mable Carter


World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 1

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1906 · Licencing Butchers

Age 1

A law that makes it a crime to misbrand meat being sold as food, and ensures that the meat is slaughtered and processed under sanitary conditions.

Age 15

The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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)

  • Lert Carter in household of Allan Carter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • James Lurk Carter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • James Lurk Carter in entry for James Ronald Carter and Brenda Gail Turner, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"

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