Carl Benson Carter

28 October 1886–18 March 1983 (Age 96)
Machiasport, Washington, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Carl Benson

When Carl Benson Carter was born on 28 October 1886, in Machiasport, Washington, Maine, United States, his father, Henry E Carter, was 27 and his mother, Linnie Belle Holmes, was 20. He married Blanche May Delhagen on 11 September 1914, in Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 daughters. He lived in Pittsfield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1920 and Natick, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States in 1930. He died on 18 March 1983, in Framingham, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 96.

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Carl Benson Carter
Blanche May Delhagen
Marriage: 11 September 1914
Gertrude Bell Carter
Leona M Carter
Blanche E Carter

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1914Bennington, Vermont, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1898 · Sinking of USS Maine
    Age 12
    During the Cuban War for Independence, the USS Maine had been sent to Havana to look out for the interests of the United States. On February 15, 1898, at approximately 21:40, an explosion on USS Maine was caused by roughly 5 long tons of powder. The front of the ship was demolished and the remains quickly sunk to the bottom of the ocean. 260 men lost their lives in the explosion itself, with at least six more dying afterwards from related injuries. The event kicked off an atmosphere of contention that would eventually lead to the Spanish-American War.
    1912 · The Girl Scouts
    Age 26
    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

    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 (17)

    • Carl B. Carter in entry for Blanche Elizabeth Carter, "Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924"
    • Carl B Carter in household of Henry E Carter, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Carl Benson Carter, "United States World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942"

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