Amos Libby Carter

30 October 1849–21 March 1936 (Age 86)
Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Amos Libby

When Amos Libby Carter was born on 30 October 1849, in Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, his father, John Harrison Carter, was 33 and his mother, Sophia Eldora Sweat, was 21. He married Nancy Woolsey about 1876. He lived in Ward 3 Provo, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1920 and Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 21 March 1936, in Grand View, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Provo City Cemetery, Provo, Utah, Utah, United States.

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Amos Libby Carter
Nancy Woolsey
Marriage: about 1876

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World Events (8)

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.
1872 · The First National Park
Age 23
Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a transporter of goods, Middle English cartere, from an agent derivative of Middle English cart(e) or from Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, a derivative of Old French caret ( see Cartier ). 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 originally derived from Celtic.2 Northern Irish: reduced form of McCarter .

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

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Amous Libby (Gip) Carter

Amous Libby Carter was born in Lima Illinois, October 30, 1849. He was son of John Harrison and Sophia Sweat Carter. He came with his parents in the early 50s' and settled first in Provo and moved t …

Sources (14)

  • Libby Sweat in household of John Carter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amas S Carter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Amos Carter, "United States Census, 1880"

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