Lena Carter

30 November 1888–13 December 1971 (Age 83)
Alabama, United States

The Life Summary of Lena

When Lena Carter was born on 30 November 1888, in Alabama, United States, her father, Benjamin Lumuel Thomas Carter, was 29 and her mother, Ella Francis English, was 24. She married Richard Reden Wilkes on 10 November 1917, in Dale, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Election Precinct 8 Grant, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1930 and Election Precinct 17 Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States in 1940. She died on 13 December 1971, in Enterprise, Coffee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in County Line Baptist Church Cemetery, Sylacauga, Talladega, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard Reden Wilkes
Lena Carter
Marriage: 10 November 1917
Edward Wilkes
Gladys Mae Wilkes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 November 1917Dale, Alabama, United States
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    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.
    Age 3
    Historical Boundaries: 1891: Dale, Alabama, United States
    1910 · The BSA is Made
    Age 22
    Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

    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 (13)

    • Lena Wilkes, "United States Census, 1930"
    • Lena Carter in entry for Edward Wilkes and Addie Lou Brunson, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
    • Lena Wilkes in entry for Edward Wilkes, "Alabama, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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