|Birth: ||Nov. 26, 1879|
|Death: ||May 5, 1954|
John E. Carter
Prudence Horn Carter
Myrtle Hough Carter
Residing at 817 S. Maple Street
Occupation was retired hardware dealer in retail hardware. His last location had a history. Jesse Thacker built the building in year Carthage became a city, 1873, starting his hardware business. His building acted as a fire wall during the 1880 devastating fire along north side of square. It was sold followwing his death to Henry Miller Keim and Joseph Moore McMillan in 1888, then, 1907, A. H. Goldstein rented the building on the north side of the square vacated sometime ago by Keim & McMillan, and expects to remove his wholesale and retail clothing and furnishing stock to his new quarters about the middle of May. By this change he will secure about 2,500 square feet more floor space which he has been much in need of. He will use both floors the upstairs being devoted to the sample room and wholesale department and the downstairs to the retail store, they then sold to Carter in 1919, he moving his store from south side of square which he in turn sold Carter Hardware store in 1946 then known as Cartage Hardware store at 119 east Third street, has been expanded into adjacent 1880 built Hannum building.
.He was 74 years old when he died of occlusion coronary artery, heart disease. Contributory cause was acute appendicitis.
315 Bellaire Place
Funeral arrangements cared for by Knell Mortuary
CARTHAGE EVENING PRESS
WEDNESDAY MAY 5, 1954
END COMES TO C.C. CARTER
RETIRED HARDWARE MAN DIES EARLY TODAY
Funeral of Prominet Carthage Resident, 74, Will be Held Friday Afternoon
Charles C. Carter, 74, prominent Carthage citizen and retired hardward dealer, died at 2 o'clock this morning in the McCune-Brooks Hospital where he had been a patient since April 17.
Mr. Carter was born on a farm in Labette County, Kansas, November 26, 1879 and came to Carthage with his parents when a year old. His father, John E. Carter was a pioneer merchant.
Mr. Carter graduated from a business school in Sedalia in 1904 then became bookkeeper and clerk for the Jay H. Butcher Carriage and Harness Company in Carthage.
In 1910 he became secretary treasurer and manager for the Carthage Marble and Building Stone Company and continued with this corporation for eight years.
In 1910 he bought half interest in the Powelson-Perkins Hardware company on the south side of the square and three weeks later bought the other half interest changing the name to Carter Hardware Co.
In 1919 he purchased the pioneer Kohn (sic, Keim) & McMillan hardware store on the north side of the square and moved the Carter Hardware Company to that location where he was thereafter in business. He also purchased hardware stores in Sarcoxie and Webb City and operated them in addition to the Carthage store.
On March 1, 1946 he sold his Carthage store to Malcolm G. Wright and Ed Mitchell and since that time it has been the Carthage Hardware store.
Mr. Carter was a former president of the Carthage Chamber of Commerce, was state president of the Retail Hardware Association in 1926 and 1927 and was president of the National Retail Hardware Association in 1935 after having been many years on that national association's board of directors.
Mr. Carter maried June 21, 1905 to Miss Myrtle Hough of Carthage, who survives him.
He is also survived by a son, C. Rex Carter of Carthage, and a daughter, Mrs. Ivan Rogers of Artesia, New Mexico, who was here at the time of his death. Four brothers also survive;
*John M. Carter
*Walter E. Carter both of Carthage
*Roy R. Carter of Jasper
*Max H. Carter of St. Louis
Another brother, James D. Carter is deceased.
Another brother Roy R. Carter
There are 4 grandchildren;
*Curtis Rex Carter, Jr., a student at Houston, Texas
*Constance Sue Carter, Carthage
*Charles E. Rhode II, a student at Albuerquerque, N.M.
*James D. Rohde a student at Aurora
Dr. Margaret Carter of St. Louis and Mrs. Eugene McGaughey of Carthage are nieces and Winston M. Carter of Carthage, is a nephew.
Knell Funeral Home
Burial Park Cemetery
Members of the Rhoda Fairchild chaper, Daughters of the American Revolution will attend the services in a body.
John Edwin Carter (1854 - 1915)
Prudence Horn Carter (1858 - 1918)
Myrtle Anne Hough Carter (1882 - 1973)
James D. Carter (1877 - 1937)*
Charles Conrad Carter (1879 - 1954)
John Martin Carter (1881 - 1959)*
Walter Edmond Carter (1884 - 1959)*
Roy R Carter (1886 - 1957)*
Max Horn Carter (1894 - 1975)*
Plot: Park Lawn Bl 33 Lot 70 Sp 6
Created by: NJBrewer
Record added: Mar 25, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50203664
Added: Oct. 3, 2012