Ruth Clarissa Carter

2 November 1836–20 May 1920 (Age 83)
Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth Clarissa

When Ruth Clarissa Carter was born on 2 November 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States, her father, Daniel Carter, was 33 and her mother, Clarissa Amelia Foster, was 23. She married Pierre Cournoyer on 2 May 1856, in Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and West Point, Clark, Nevada, United States in 1870. She died on 20 May 1920, in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Pierre Cournoyer
Ruth Clarissa Carter
Marriage: 2 May 1856
Clarissa Amelia Cornia
Peter Carlos Cornia
Daniel Carter Cornia Sr
Frances Cordelia Cornia
Osro Cornia
Orson Cornia
John Melvin Cornia
Harriet Cornia
Enoch Cornia
Edward Cornia
Zoe Cornia
James Cornia

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    2 May 1856Endowment House, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1838 · Lord Reveals the Name of His Chruch
    Age 2
    On April 26, 1838, The Lord reveals that the name of His Church should be The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This revelation was given to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. in Far West, Missouri.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 3
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1858 · A House Divided
    Age 22
    Abraham Lincoln's goal was to be different than the previous Senators of Illinois and voice his opinion in how he saw the State and the United States start to drift apart in the different ideology on what was right and what was wrong. Even though it would become an unsuccessful campaign strategy to win the senate seat, to this day it is one of the most famous speeches of US politics.

    Name Meaning

    English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, medieval Latin carettarius, carettator). 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 derived from Celtic. This surname is also very common among African Americans.Irish: shortened form of McCarter .Americanized form of German Karter ‘carder’.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Story of My Father’s Life by Cleo Cornia Quist

    My father, Edward Cornia was born 26 November 1873 at Woodruff, Rich Co, Utah, a son of Peter Cornia and Ruth Clarissa Carter. He was born in a little log house which grandfather built when they cam …

    Sources (40)

    • Ruth Cornin in household of Peter Cornin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Ruth C Carter in entry for Daniel C Cornia and Leda A Hokanson, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1939"
    • Ruth G. Carton in entry for Orson Cornia, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1965"

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