Martha "Mattie" Carter

4 May 1888–24 March 1980 (Age 91)
Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martha "Mattie"

When Martha "Mattie" Carter was born on 4 May 1888, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States, her father, Carter, was 33 and her mother, Nannie Giggins, was 31. She married Julian Clarence Owens on 8 December 1912, in Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 24 March 1980, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 91.

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Family Time Line

Julian Clarence Owens
Martha "Mattie" Carter
Marriage: 8 December 1912
Julian Clarence Owens
Nancy Bell Owens
Robert Owens
Martha L Owens
Estelle Owens
Dorthy Jane Owens
Sadie Jean Owens

Spouse and Children

8 December 1912
Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Nannie Giggins





    Jennie Carter


    Willie Adams


World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 3

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 24

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.

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)

  • Mattie Carter in household of Nannie Horton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Martha Carter in household of Robert Horton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Mattie Owens in household of John C Owens, "United States Census, 1930"

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