John Hirum Carter

17 August 1847–4 April 1917 (Age 69)
Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of John Hirum

When John Hirum Carter was born on 17 August 1847, in Union, Iowa, United States, his father, John Harrison Carter, was 30 and his mother, Elizabeth Runnels Sweat, was 29. He married Sarah Jane Clark on 8 September 1867, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 8 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1850 and lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Provo Bench, Utah, Utah, United States for about 10 years. He died on 4 April 1917, in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States, at the age of 69, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Hirum Carter
Sarah Jane Clark
Marriage: 8 September 1867
John Earl Carter
Elizabeth Carter
George Carter
Riley Garner Carter
Maud Ethel Carter
Amanda Modolian Carter
Mary Ettie Carter
Joseph Orland Carter
Eldon Carter
Ada Carter
Margaret Jane Carter
Leland Clark Carter
Erma Carter
June Rhoana Carter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 September 1867Provo, Utah, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 4
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States
    Age 16
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 19
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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

    An Answer to the Question: Why did the Carters leave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Awilda Richins Ivie 10 April 1981

    An Answer to the Question: Why did the Carters leave The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints By Awilda Richins Ivie 10 April 1981 My grandfather, John Hirum Carter settled in Cartervi …

    Sources (31)

    • John H Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
    • John H Carter in entry for Leland Clark Carter and Blanche Gilner, "Utah, County Marriages, 1887-1940"
    • John H. Carter in entry for Sarah Jane Clark Carter, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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