Phebe Whittemore Carter

8 March 1807–10 November 1885 (Age 78)
Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Phebe Whittemore

When Phebe Whittemore Carter was born on 8 March 1807, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, her father, Ezra Carter Jr, was 34 and her mother, Sarah Fabyan, was 31. She married Wilford Woodruff on 13 April 1837, in Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 10 November 1885, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wilford Woodruff
Phebe Whittemore Carter
Marriage: 13 April 1837
Sarah Emma Woodruff
Wilford Woodruff
Phoebe Amelia Woodruff
Susan Cornelia Woodruff
Joseph Woodruff
Ezra Woodruff
Shuah Carter Woodruff
Beulah Augusta Woodruff
Aphek Woodruff

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 April 1837Geauga, Ohio, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 1
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 13
    Maine is the 23rd state.
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 23
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Think Twice, Speak Once

    The Salt Lake 14th Ward Relief Society had not been organized two years, and already the critics were out. Some accused the women of jealously guarding their independence and in this way subtly underm …

    Sources (53)

    • Phebe Woodruff in household of Wilford Woodruff, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Phebe W Carter, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Phebe Carter in entry for Beulah A. W. Beatie, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"

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