George West Carter

25 November 1846–18 June 1936 (Age 89)
Laurens, Georgia, United States

The Life of George West

When George West Carter was born on 25 November 1846, in Laurens, Georgia, United States, his father, George Willis Carter, was 44 and his mother, Edith Melvin Calhoun, was 34. He married Ocala Raginia Odom on 17 April 1873, in Laurens, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 86, Laurens, Georgia, United States in 1870. He died on 18 June 1936, in Laurens, Georgia, United States, at the age of 89.

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George West Carter
Ocala Raginia Odom
Marriage: 17 April 1873
Joanah Carter
Hilory Carter
Martha E. Carter
Mamie Marie Carter
Babie Carter
Hazel Kirk Carter

Spouse and Children


    Ocala Raginia Odom


17 April 1873
Laurens, Georgia, United States


    Joanah Carter


    Hilory Carter


    Martha E. Carter


    Mamie Marie Carter


    Babie Carter


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Civil War History - Some 11,000 Georgians gave their lives in defense of their state a state that suffered immense destruction. But wars end brought about an even more dramatic figure to tell: 460,000 African-Americans were set free from the shackles of slavery to begin new lives as free people.

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 24

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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)

  • George Carter in household of Willis Carter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George Carter in household of Willis Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George Carter, "United States Census, 1900"

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