|Death: ||Apr. 21, 1893|
SEMI-WEEKLY INTERIOR JOURNAL, STANFORD, KENTUCKY, TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 1893
After an illness of several month's duration, Capt. James W. Carter died at his home at Rowland Friday morning, aged about 50 years. He leaves a wife and six children, all grown but two, to feel the loss of a kind husband and loving father. Capt. Carter had been with the L. & N. since 1866, for the most of the time as conductor, and no man on the road stood higher or had more friends. Last year he professed religion under the preaching of Rev. Ben Helm and united with the Christian church and seemed to be truly an accepted child of God. Capt. Carter was a faithful Odd Fellow and he was buried by the lodge here with its honors, after a sermon at the Christian church by Rev. W.E. Ellis. A large number of railroad and other friends followed the remains to their last resting place in Buffalo Cemetery.
James W. Carter, for the past twenty years employed on the south end of the Knoxville Division of the L. & N. R. R. as a freight conductor, died at his home in Rowland Friday morning. "Uncle Jimmy," as he was familiarly called, had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances among railroad men, all of whom will read this announcement with a sigh. He possessed a quaint humor that his friends enjoyed and the stations Artemus & Shawnee, which he dubbed "Nicodemus" and "Cheyenne," will serve to pleasantly recall him. Yes, "Uncle Jimmy," we will keep you tenderly in mind, remembering your joys and sorrows, and now that the book of life is closed, a kind Providence will see that all errors are carefully checked and your reward will be bountiful. As we look upon your closed eyes and folded hands we close up the gap made vacant by your loss and we receive an imprint of sadness that dictates a better feeling to our fellow man. We will greet one another more kindly as the procession continues on its journey and patiently await our turn.
By One Of His Friends.
Tuesday, May 15, 1900
Married Three Sisters - W. R. Holly, who had already married two daughters of Capt. James Carter, of Rowland, married another, Miss Lena Carter, at Lebanon Junction last week. When Mr. Holly married the second daughter, Mr. Carter remarked that Holly was trying to marry the whole family and sure enough he has married all of the daughters. This makes his fourth matrimonial venture.
(Kentuckiana Digital Library)
Sarah Davis Carter (1844 - 1917)*
Loretta Alice Carter Holley (1866 - 1897)*
Walter W Carter (1877 - 1965)*
Co D, 15th 10 WA Inf
Buffalo Springs Cemetery
Plot: Section 6 W
Created by: Joyce Tinsley
Record added: Sep 06, 2011
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