Ruth Carter

about 1848–
Ohio, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Carter was born about 1848, in Ohio, United States, her father, George Carter, was 33 and her mother, Mary Cameron, was 58.

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Family Time Line

George Carter
1815–
Mary Cameron
1790–
Lorina Carter
1833–
Sarah B Carter
1840–
Ruth Carter
1848–

Parents and Siblings

    George Carter

    Male1815–Male

    Female1790–Female

siblings

(3)

    Lorina Carter

    Female1833–Female

    Sarah B Carter

    Female1840–Female

    Female1848–Female

World Events (3)

1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 12

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 15

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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 (1)

  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Carter - Government record: Census record: female

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