Frederick Nelson Carter

Brief Life History of Frederick Nelson

When Frederick Nelson Carter was born on 21 June 1896, in Plymouth, Lyon, Kansas, United States, his father, Jehu Jacob Pyle Carter, was 36 and his mother, Ella Cynthia Turner, was 34. He married Ethelyn Kitts in 1918, in Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Antonio Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 5 July 1986, in San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Anaheim, Orange, California, United States.

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Frederick Nelson Carter
Ethelyn Kitts
Marriage: 1918
Irelene Carter

Sources (9)

  • Fred N Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Fred Nelson Carter, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"
  • Fred Carter, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

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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