Alva Finley Carter

16 March 1875–26 January 1961 (Age 85)
Texas, United States

The Life of Alva Finley

When Alva Finley Carter was born on 16 March 1875, in Texas, United States, his father, Joseph Wilson Carter, was 35 and his mother, Elizabeth D Morris, was 31. He married Clementine Dikes on 1 May 1898, in Carter, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Justice Precinct 3, Brown, Texas, United States in 1900 and Cimarron Township, Pawnee, Oklahoma, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 January 1961, at the age of 85.

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Family Time Line

Alva Finley Carter
1875–1961
Clementine Dikes
1878–1955
Marriage: 1 May 1898
Linnie Elizabeth Carter
1900–1974
Edna Mae Carter
1902–1960
Bud Lester Carter
1904–1975
Edward Robert Carter
1907–
Raymond Francis Carter
1909–1999
Ira Myrl Carter
1911–1935
Ethel Nora Carter
1913–1994
Anna Mildred Carter
1914–1962
Cleo Amanda Carter
1916–2011
Lloyd G Carter
1919–
Alvie Franklin Carter
1920–1988
Auldin J Davies Carter
1923–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1 May 1898
Carter, Oklahoma, United States
children

(12)

+7 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Wilson Carter

    Male1840–1882Male

    Elizabeth D Morris

    Female1843–Female

siblings

(10)

    Male1866–1944Male

    George Turner Carter

    Male1868–1937Male

    Bettie Clementine Carter

    Female1871–1901Female

    Sarah Frances Carter

    Female1873–Female

    Male1875–1961Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1876 · Segregation Laws Are Passed

Age 1

A new state constitution was passed in 1876, announcing the segregation of schools.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 23

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

Crcet or crat, a carriage, a cart, and ere, an agent, meaning a person who drives a cart or carriage, a carter, a teamster. In Anglo-Saxon, craet-waen was applied to a wain, or a chariot. Craet or crat may be traceable through the Gaelic words cairt and carr to Latin carrus, meaning a car or a chariot

Sources (3)

  • Finley Carter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Alvie F Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Findley F Carter, "United States Census, 1930"

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