Bess Carter

24 April 1923–25 March 2010 (Age 86)
St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States

The Life of Bess

When Bess Carter was born on 24 April 1923, in St. Anthony, Fremont, Idaho, United States, her father, Adrian Byron Carter, was 24 and her mother, Hazel Ivy Edginton, was 21. She married Leonard Vernon Jenkins on 11 August 1942, in Fremont, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Oregon, United States in 2009 and Woodburn, Marion, Oregon, United States in 2010. She died on 25 March 2010, in Boise, Ada, Idaho, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Corvallis, Benton, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

Leonard Vernon Jenkins
Bess Carter
Marriage: 11 August 1942
Richard Alan Jenkins
Leonard Byron Jenkins

Spouse and Children

11 August 1942
Fremont, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 4

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1927 · First Hotel in Idaho Falls

Age 4

The Bonneville Hotel was built in 1927. It became the second hotel in Idaho Falls and the first geared for upper class patrons.
1947 · The Presidential Succession Act

Age 24

The Presidential Succession Act is an act establishing the presidential line of succession. This was a precursor for the Twenty-fifth Amendment which outlines what is to happen when a President is killed, dies, or is unable to fulfill the responsibilities of President.

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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Sources (3)

  • Bess Carter in household of Adrien Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bess Carter in household of Adrian C Carter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Bess Lowther in entry for Ivy Edginton Carter, "Idaho, Southeast Counties Obituaries, 1864-2007"

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