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Leon Marks Carter
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Birth: 1855
Death: Jul. 10, 1903

Shreveport druggist and stationer. Leon Marks Carter shares a monument with his daughter who predeceased him in 1899, Livie Crooks Carter. His daughter Josie, married W.K. Henderson, founder of KWKH radio in Shreveport.

An ad in the Shreveport newspaper, The Progress, June 5, 1897:

Shreveport's Druggist.
LEON M. CARTER
DEALER IN
Pure Drugs, Medicines,
AND TOILET ARTICLES.
Makes a Specialty of
GARDEN SEED
which are warranted to be always fresh.
PRESCRIPTIONS CAREFULLY PREPARED.
Corner Texas and Spring Streets...Shreveport, La.


He was the son of Judge Lewis Everett Carter and Bettie Hunter Rainey Carter and born in New Orleans.

Biographical Source:
Leon M. Carter, Caddo Parish Louisiana
Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Northwest Louisiana
The Southern Publishing Company, Chicago & Nashville
1890



Leon M. Carter is the proprietor of a wholesale and retail drug and stationary establishment at Shreveport, La., which is recognized as one of the most popular and handsome places of the kind in the State, the proprietor holding a high position in the estimation of the public. He was born in the city in which he is now doing business on July 11, 1855, being a son of L. E. Carter, whose sketch appears above. he was reared at this place, but received the greater part of his education in the city of New Orleans, and at an early day entered the drug store of P. H. Kyes & Co., of Shreveport, where he remained three years, obtaining a thorough knowledge of the business while with this firm and during the subsequent two years which he spent in a like establishment belonging to Peter I. Trezevant. In 1879, being thoroughly versed in all the details of the business, he opened a drug store of his own at his present stand, and has built up a large local business, his trade also extending over a distance of seventy-five miles in the surrounding country, customers coming from eastern Texas and Southern Arkansas, as well as from all parts of his native State. His drug store is on the corner of Texas and Spring Streets, and his stationery establishment is next door. A job printing department is also run in connection with the stationery and book store, and all kinds of work is neatly and handsomely done. His drug store is replete with all necessary appliances for a first class establishment, and paints, oils and window glass are also carried in stock. The store covers an area of 50x150 feet, is centrally located on the principal corner of the city, and as Mr. Carter is a thoroughly competent pharmacist, agreeable and courteous in his manners, and has always manifested his desire to please and accommodate his patrons, he fully deserves his prosperity. He has been prominent in all local affairs, is a stirring, wide-awake citizen, and is popular with all.

He is a member of the board of health, is deputy collector of customs, and is treasurer of the Shreveport Fire Department. He is also one of the directors of the Board of Trade, is United States collector of this port, and is lessee of the handsome opera house of Shreveport. In the month of July, 1879, his marriage to Miss Mattie L. Parsons, a native of the town, took place, and to them have been born two interesting children: Josie and Livie.

**Deathdate source: American druggist and pharmaceutical record; July 13, 1903.

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A google search for Leon Marks Carter almost always turns up on auction sites selling bottles from his apothecary.

 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Lewis Everett Carter (1824 - 1900)
  Bettie Carter (1830 - 1888)
 
 Spouse:
  Mattie Parsons Carter (1856 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Livie Crooks Carter (1882 - 1899)*
  Josie Carter Henderson (1882 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Leon Marks Carter (1855 - 1903)
  Lewis Carter (1866 - 1875)**
  Carrie Belle Carter Allen (1868 - 1945)**
  Hul-Cee G Carter (1871 - 1899)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Greenwood Cemetery
Shreveport
Caddo Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Created by: Scout Finch
Record added: Mar 26, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50254449
Leon Marks Carter
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Leon Marks Carter
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