John Carter

26 January 1846–26 April 1918 (Age 72)
Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of John

When John Carter was born on 26 January 1846, in Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, his father, John Carter, was 38 and his mother, Ellen Jackson, was 30. He married Almeda Jannette McArthur on 12 September 1868, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Goosnargh, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 26 April 1918, in Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States.

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John Carter
Almeda Jannette McArthur
Marriage: 12 September 1868
John Perry Carter
Ella Orania Carter
Charles Byron Carter
Abbie Claudina Carter
Carrie Louisa Carter
Mary Althera Carter
Samuel Authnell Carter
Parlen Carter
Almeda May Carter

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  • Marriage
    12 September 1868Mount Pleasant City Cemetery, Mount Pleasant, Sanpete, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1850 · Industrial Revolution in Lancashire
    Age 4
    When the Industrial Revolution hit Lancashire, cotton mills started spring up everywhere. This helped the cotton industry to start booming even moreso in Lancashire.
    Age 17
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    Age 19
    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    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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    John Carter by Elva Smith

    John Carter John Carter was born in Preston, Lancaster, England on the 26th of January 1846. It was here at Preston that John heard the gospel and was baptized at the James Craig Conference on the …

    Sources (53)

    • John Carter in entry for Unknown, "Utah, County Birth and Death Records,1892-1951"
    • John Carter, "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Church Census Records (Worldwide), 1914-1960"
    • John Carter in entry for John G Carter and Emma Breitner, "Utah, Weber County Marriages, 1887-1941"

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