The Shemwell Family

James Ellsworth CarterAge: 66 years18681934

James Ellsworth Carter
Given names
James Ellsworth
Birth June 23, 1868 34 29
Historical Event
Transcontinental Railroad completed
1869 (Age 6 months)

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 -
Birth of a sisterSarah C Carter
1870 (Age 18 months)
Census August 18, 1870 (Age 2 years)
Death of a sisterSarah C Carter
September 26, 1872 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterAmanda Isadora Carter
January 4, 1873 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterElsie G “Essie” Carter
December 5, 1876 (Age 8 years)
Historical Event
Yellow Fever Epidemic of 1878
1878 (Age 9 years)

Note: Over 13,000 deaths occurred from yellow fever in lower Mississippi Valley -
Census June 7, 1880 (Age 11 years)
Death of a maternal grandfatherThomas William Barnett
October 29, 1882 (Age 14 years)
MarriageMinnie May CranfordView this family
November 19, 1888 (Age 20 years)
Name: James E Carter Sex: Male Spouse's Name: Minnie Crawford Spouse's Sex: Female Marriage License Date: 19 Nov 1888 Marriage License Place: Fulton, Indiana, United States Event Type: Marriage License Page: 93 Number of Images: 1
Death of a maternal grandmotherEmily Mary “Polly” Troutman
January 7, 1891 (Age 22 years)
Death of a sisterMahala Jennie Carter
December 30, 1891 (Age 23 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 29 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 -
Death of a fatherJohn Jackson Carter
December 18, 1914 (Age 46 years)
Death of a sisterMary Ann “Margret” Carter
June 19, 1916 (Age 47 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 47 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic -
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 48 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed-
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 49 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 -
Death of a motherSarah Ellizabeth Barnett
March 31, 1925 (Age 56 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 61 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century -
Death of a sisterAmanda Isadora Carter
1930 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeMinnie May Cranford
March 16, 1931 (Age 62 years)
Death August 24, 1934 (Age 66 years)
Cemetery - also add to Place of burial: Grass Creek Cemetery
Last change August 4, 202214:30:49

by: Bruce Troutman
Family with parents - View this family
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
elder brother
William A Carter
Birth: April 11, 1866 31 27Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 2, 1945Rochester, Fulton, Indiana, United States
2 years
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 Minnie May Cranford - View this family
James Ellsworth Carter
Birth: June 23, 1868 34 29Fulton, Indiana, United States
Death: August 24, 1934Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
Minnie May Cranford
Birth: June 1872Indiana, United States
Death: March 16, 1931Kewanna, Fulton, Indiana, United States
Marriage: November 19, 1888Fulton, Indiana, United States

James Ellsworth Carter has 32 first cousins recorded