Elizabeth Carter

Brief Life History of Elizabeth

When Elizabeth Carter was born on 27 September 1886, in Urbana, Champaign, Illinois, United States, her father, Martin Van Buren Carter, was 45 and her mother, Clarinda Mason, was 37. She married Irving Brown Gilbert on 24 September 1913, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Urbana Township, Champaign, Illinois, United States in 1900 and Moline, Rock Island, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. She died on 17 September 1962, in Pekin, Tazewell, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75.

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Irving Brown Gilbert
Elizabeth Carter
Marriage: 24 September 1913
John Carey Gilbert
James W Gilbert
Katherine Jean Gilbert

Sources (15)

  • Bess C Gilbert, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Bess Carter, "Illinois, Cook County Marriages, 1871-1968"
  • Bess C Gilbert in entry for Irving Brown Gilbert, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

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.

1892 · The Chicago Canal

The Chicago River Canal was built as a sewage treatment scheme to help the city's drinking water not to get contaminated. While the Canal was being constructed the Chicago River's flow was reversed so it could be treated before draining back out into Lake Michigan.

1906 · Saving Food Labels

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

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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