Luke Carter

18 October 1810–November 1856 (Age 46)
Clayton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Luke

When Luke Carter was born on 18 October 1810, in Clayton, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Edward Carter, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Throp, was 25. He married Hannah Pye on 26 August 1832, in Preston St Wilfrid, Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Utah, United States in 1856 and lived in Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851 and Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. He died in November 1856, at the age of 46, and was buried in Wyoming, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luke Carter
Hannah Pye
Marriage: 26 August 1832
Elizabeth Carter
Mathew Carter
Luke Carter
Nancy Carter
Mary Carter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 August 1832Preston St Wilfrid, Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 2
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    Age 5
    The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
    Age 13
    Rugby Football 'invented' at Rugby School.

    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

    Luke Carter and William Edwards Crossing the Plains

    Monday September 15, 1856 Two bachelors, named Luke Carter, from the Clitheroe Branch, Yorkshire, England, and William Edward, from Manchester, England, each about 50 to 55 years of age, had pulled a …

    Sources (21)

    • Luke Carter, "England and Wales Census, 1861"
    • Luke Carter, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Luke Carter in entry for Frances Jane Carter, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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