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John Arthur Carter
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Birth: Jun. 7, 1884
Death: Feb. 27, 1965

John Arthur Carter, son of Chris and Mary Elizabeth (Spaeth) Carter, was born near St. Louis, Illinois, June 7, 1884. He passed to the Spirit Land February 27, 1965, at the AlaFern Skilled Nursing Home, at the age of 80 years, 8 months and 20 days.

He came to Russell County with his parents when a young child, living on their farm until reaching manhood. After teaching in rural schools several years, he was with the Earl Lewis Grocery, leaving there at the end of 1908 to return to farming. He was united in marriage to Katie M. Rogg on February 18, 1909. They were actively engaged in farming the rest of their years.

He was active in community affairs, having held several offices on the local school and township boards. He was a member of the Methodist Church, Russell Lodge No. 177 A. F. & A. M., Russell Shrine Club, Consistory and Shrine.

He leave to mourn his decease, four sons, Clyde L. and Preston R., of Russell, Kansas; Lloyd of Otis, Kansas and Russell R. of Olmitz, Kansas. Two brothers, Elvis C., Russell, Kansas and Loren H. of Tucson, Arizona. Five sisters, Mr. Lola Isaac's, Tacoma, Wash.; Mrs. Eunice Bear, Ft. Collins, Colo.; Mrs. Maude Sullivan, Lawrence, Kan.; Sara R. and Goldie Carter, both of Denver, Colo.; 13 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. His wife, Katie M., three children, Gordon A., Clarence G., and Clara Maxine, and two brothers, Thomas B. and Lester R. preceded him in death.

He went through the eight grade twice to become a teacher. After teaching at rural schools for several years, he was employed by the Earl Lewis Grocery, Merchandising Store, leaving there at the end of 1908 to return to farming before his marriage to Katie Rogg.

Four of their boys spent time in the service during WWII. They were Arthur Lloyd Carter (Army), Preston Robert Carter (Navy), Clyde Leon Carter (Army), and Russell Rogg Carter (Navy).

The J. A. Carter Farm southeast of Russell, Kansas was a recent Record Mystery Farm. The Pioneer Community southeast of Russell has come up this weeks Mystery Farm and it belongs to John Arthur and Katie Carter who has been the owner for may years. This 160 acre farm is located 4 miles east and 6 miles south of Russell and beside this farm Mr. Carter has been farming a quarter of land belonging to Mrs. J. W. Blair since 1915. It is located three miles north of their farm. The bulk of the land handled by Mr. Carter is in wheat and on the home place, he has some pasture, and he also raises some Milo and Oats. Other activities include the raising of cattle and at the present time he has 30 head of Herefords. They have enough milk cows for their own milk supply and usually have about 150 chickens. He sold many dozens of eggs to neighbors, friends and relatives and many cases in the produce market in town. (Circa 1993)

The wife of our Mystery Farmer, Katie Rogg Carter, passed away March 23, 1950. She was a school teacher. She was remembered as a wonderful mother, giving herself unsparingly for the good of others and has left a record of words and deeds that willing serve to keep her memory green among those who knew her. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Rogg who were early day settlers in the Pioneer Community. Her brothers include: A. C. Rogg of Russell, Clarence Rogg (deceased) and George Rogg (deceased), two sisters: Mrs. Nancy Bumgarner (deceased) and Mrs. Emma Pate (deceased).

Mr. Carter was born near St. Louis, Illinois and came to Kansas when he was 6 years old, with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Chris Carter. He lived on their farm until reaching manhood. There were nine children in the Carter family: Tom Carter (deceased), Art Carter, our Mystery Farmer, Elvis Carter of Russell, Lester Carter of Russell, Mrs. Lola Isaacs of Tacoma, Washington, Mrs. Eunice Bear of Borger, Texas, Mrs. Maude Sullivan of Lawrence, Kansas, Miss Sara Carter of Russell, Miss Goldie Carter of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Loren Carter of Chicago, Illinois.

Our Mystery Farm Family include: Clyde Carter of Russell, Gordon Carter of Sterling, Colorado, Lloyd Carter of Otis, Kansas, Preston Carter of Russell, Russell Carter of Olmitz, Kansas, and Clarence Carter of the home.

Water is a plentiful item on the Carter Farm, good well water and the Smoky Hill river flows through one corner of the land. John Arthur Carter was active in community affairs, having held several offices on the local school and township boards. He was a member of the Trinity Methodist Church of Russell, Russell Lodge no. 177 A. F. & A. M., Russell Shrine Club, Consistory and Shrine. 
 
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 Parents:
  Chressy "Christian" Carter (1856 - 1898)
  Mary Elizabeth Spaeth Carter (1861 - 1954)
 
 Spouse:
  Katie M Rogg Carter (1886 - 1950)
 
 Children:
  Clyde Leon Carter (1909 - 1992)*
  Arthur Lloyd Carter (1914 - 1977)*
  Preston Robert Carter (1916 - 1973)*
  Russell Rogg Carter (1918 - 1992)*
  Clarence Gilbert Carter (1920 - 1960)*
  Clara Maxine Carter (1924 - 1924)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Bentley Carter (1883 - 1937)*
  John Arthur Carter (1884 - 1965)
  Elvis A Carter (1885 - 1972)*
  Lester Ralph Carter (1886 - 1964)*
  Dorothy Carter (1889 - 1889)*
  Infant Daughter Carter (1893 - 1893)*
  Sara R Carter (1895 - 1984)*
  Goldie D Carter (1896 - 1974)*
  Loren H Carter (1897 - 1976)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Russell City Cemetery
Russell
Russell County
Kansas, USA
 
Created by: JLF
Record added: Feb 19, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 85216160
John Arthur Carter
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