William Carter

12 June 1855–13 March 1937 (Age 81)
Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of William

When William Carter was born on 12 June 1855, in Alton, Madison, Illinois, United States, his father, Charles Carter, was 43 and his mother, Louisa Streatly, was 36. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870 and Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States in 1930. He died on 13 March 1937, in Coalville, Summit, Utah, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Wanship Cemetery, Wanship, Summit, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Carter
1811–1881
Louisa Streatly
1818–1885
Sarah Carter
1840–1914
James Carter
1842–1924
George Carter
1844–1925
Ann Carter
1848–1871
Elizabeth Carter
1853–1853
William Carter
1855–1937
Charles Streatley Carter
1859–1893
Mary Carter
1863–1924

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World Events (8)

1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World
Age 1
William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.
1863
Age 8
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1877 · The First Workers Strike
Age 22
The country was in great economic distress in mid-1877, which caused many workers of the Railroad to come together and began the first national strike in the United States. Crowds gathered in Chicago in extreme number to be a part of the strike which was later named the Great Railroad Strike. Shortly after the strike began, the battle was fought between the authorities and many of the strikers. The conflict escalated to violence and quickly each side turned bloody.

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.

Possible Related Names

Cartier
McCarter
Charter

Sources (11)

  • William Carter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William Carter in household of Charles Carter, "United States Census, 1870"
  • William Carter in household of Chas Carter, "United States Census, 1880"

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