Harrison Mastin Carter

5 April 1849–25 June 1876 (Age 27)
Union, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Harrison Mastin

When Harrison Mastin Carter was born on 5 April 1849, in Union, Iowa, United States, his father, John Harrison Carter, was 32 and his mother, Elizabeth Runnels Sweat, was 30. He married Nancy Woolsey on 11 September 1873. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1850 and Utah, United States in 1870. He died on 25 June 1876, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 27, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Harrison Mastin Carter
Nancy Woolsey
Marriage: 11 September 1873
Harrison Carter

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  • Marriage
    11 September 1873
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 2
    Historical Boundaries: 1851: Union, Iowa, United States
    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines
    Age 8
    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.
    Age 14
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    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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    Sources (17)

    • Richard Carter in household of John Carter, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Harrison Carter, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Harrison Carter, "United States Census, 1870"

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