Edwina Carter

30 November 1903–10 November 1995 (Age 92)
Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Edwina

When Edwina Carter was born on 30 November 1903, in Wilkinson, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Edwin Carter, was 30 and her mother, Stella Love Cassels, was 29. She married David Matthews Owens on 7 June 1937, in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States. She lived in Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States in 1920 and Beat 4, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. She died on 10 November 1995, in Centreville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Woodville, Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States.

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David Matthews Owens
Edwina Carter
Marriage: 7 June 1937

Spouse and Children

    David Matthews Owens



7 June 1937
Wilkinson, Mississippi, United States

Parents and Siblings




    Richard Clifton Carter


    Eula Ann Carter


World Events (8)


Age 1

St. Louis, Missouri, United States hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1907 · Boll Weevil Destroys Most the Cotton Crop

Age 4

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.

Age 24

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

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 (3)

  • Edwina Carter in household of Edwin Carter, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edwina Owens in household of Edwin Carter, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Edwinita Carter in household of J Edwin Carter, "United States Census, 1920"

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