Lawrence Elmer Carter

9 February 1891–30 January 1964 (Age 72)
Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life Summary of Lawrence Elmer

When Lawrence Elmer Carter was born on 9 February 1891, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, his father, Napoleon Bonaparte Carter, was 39 and his mother, Eliza Jane Scott, was 36. He married Annice Cornelia Hamilton on 15 September 1915, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Quincy, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1900 and Hatley, Monroe, Mississippi, United States in 1920. He died on 30 January 1964, in Monroe, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Boggan Cemetery, Monroe, Mississippi, United States.

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Lawrence Elmer Carter
Annice Cornelia Hamilton
Marriage: 15 September 1915
Mable Ophelia Carter
Willie Owen Carter
Jane Carter

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 5
A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop
Age 16
When the boll weevil threatened most the Mississippi Delta, it put the state’s cotton crop in peril. By the time the boll weevil reached Mississippi it had already destroyed four million bales of cotton. This added up to $238 million at the time or about 6 billion in present day. The boll weevil depends on cotton for every stage of its life.
1912 · The Girl Scouts
Age 21
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

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 (5)

  • Lawrence E Carter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Lawrence E Carter in household of Nepolian Carter, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Laurence Elmer Carter, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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