Ralph Vernon Carter

8 March 1901–1 October 1995 (Age 94)
Montesano, Chehalis, Washington, United States

The Life of Ralph Vernon

When Ralph Vernon Carter was born on 8 March 1901, in Montesano, Chehalis, Washington, United States, his father, John Bendall Carter, was 29 and his mother, Lucy Minkler Mace, was 20. He married Jean Bridge on 26 August 1923. He lived in Hanford, Kings, California, United States in 1935 and Fortuna Judicial Township, Humboldt, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 October 1995, in Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Sunrise Cemetery, Fortuna, Humboldt, California, United States.

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Ralph Vernon Carter
Mildred Kathrine Hooker
Marriage: 4 August 1940
Bruce Alan Carter
Benita Kay Carter
Keith Irwin Carter

Spouse and Children

4 August 1940
Reno, Washoe, Nevada, United States


    Bruce Alan Carter



    Keith Irwin Carter


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World Events (8)

1902 · So Much Farm Land

Age 1

A law that funded many irrigation and agricultural projects in the western states.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 5

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.

Age 26

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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)

  • Ralph Carter in household of Jane Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ralph B Carter in household of John B Carter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Ralph V Carter, "United States Census, 1940"

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