The Shemwell Family

William A CarterAge: 79 years18661945

Name
William A Carter
Given names
William A
Surname
Carter
Birth April 11, 1866 31 27
Historical Event
The Alaska Purchase
1867 (Age 8 months)
Note: The Alaska Purchase was the purchase of 586,412 square miles of new territory by the United States from the Russian Empire (a bargain at two cents an acre) - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alaska_Purchase
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic
1867 (Age 8 months)
Note: 3,093 perished from yellow fever in New Orleans - http://historyengine.richmond.edu/episodes/view/306
Birth of a brotherJames Ellsworth Carter
June 23, 1868 (Age 2 years)
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 2 years)

Note: The First Transcontinental Railroad was a 1,907-mile contiguous railroad line constructed between 1863 and 1869 across the western United States to connect the Pacific coast with the existing Eastern U.S. rail network - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Transcontinental_Railroad
Birth of a sisterSarah C Carter
1870 (Age 3 years)
Census August 18, 1870 (Age 4 years)
Death of a sisterSarah C Carter
September 26, 1872 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Isadora Carter
January 4, 1873 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterElsie G “Essie” Carter
December 5, 1876 (Age 10 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 11 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_yellow_fever
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 14 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas William Barnett
October 29, 1882 (Age 16 years)
MarriageAmelia Jane MooreView this family
December 2, 1890 (Age 24 years)
Text:
Name: William A Carter Spouse's Name: Amelia J Moore Marriage Date: 2 Dec 1890 Marriage Place: Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage First Page Number: 307
Death of a maternal grandmotherEmily Mary “Polly” Troutman
January 7, 1891 (Age 24 years)
Death of a sisterMahala Jennie Carter
December 30, 1891 (Age 25 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 31 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Death of a fatherJohn Jackson Carter
December 18, 1914 (Age 48 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann “Margret” Carter
June 19, 1916 (Age 50 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 49 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 50 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 51 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Death of a motherSarah Ellizabeth Barnett
March 31, 1925 (Age 58 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 63 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Death of a sisterAmanda Isadora Carter
1930 (Age 63 years)
Death of a brotherJames Ellsworth Carter
August 24, 1934 (Age 68 years)
Death of a sisterEmma Rose Althea Carter
November 28, 1938 (Age 72 years)
Death August 2, 1945 (Age 79 years)
Obituary
William A Carter Obituary
August 3, 1945 (1 day after death)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 75 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Burial
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Rochester IOOF Cemetery
Last change August 4, 202214:30:37

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: January 1, 1857Fulton, Indiana, United States
17 months
elder sister
Emma Rose Althea Carter
Birth: June 1, 1858 24 19Iowa, United States
Death: November 28, 1938St Joseph, Indiana, United States
3 years
elder sister
8 months
elder sister
Mahala Jennie Carter
Birth: June 30, 1862 28 23Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: December 30, 1891Indiana, United States
4 years
himself
William A Carter
Birth: April 11, 1866 31 27Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 2, 1945Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States
2 years
younger brother
James Ellsworth Carter
Birth: June 23, 1868 34 29Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 24, 1934Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
3 years
younger sister
Sarah C Carter
Birth: 1870 35 30Indiana, United States
Death: September 26, 1872Fulton, Indiana, United States
3 years
younger sister
4 years
younger sister
Elsie G “Essie” Carter
Birth: December 5, 1876 42 37Indiana, United States
Death: April 9, 1962Clearwater, Pinellas, Florida, United States
Family with Amelia Jane Moore - View this family
himself
William A Carter
Birth: April 11, 1866 31 27Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 2, 1945Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States
wife
Amelia Jane Moore
Birth: March 6, 1864Cass, Indiana, United States
Death: April 28, 1948Fulton, Indiana, United States
Marriage: December 2, 1890Indiana, United States

William A Carter has 32 first cousins recorded