|Birth: ||Sep., 1858|
Albey L. Carter looks with pride to Illinois as his native state, his birth occurring in 1858 in La Salle County. His parents lived on a farm, his father's name being Lewis W. and his mother's name Rachel (Wheeler) Carter.
Mr. Albey Carter was reared on a farm, and there, under good parental training, acquired habits of industry and thrift that have followed him through all the years. When he was fourteen years of age, the family moved to Iowa, and settled in Buena Vista county, and later located on a farm in Sac county. Albey L. learned the blacksmith's trade, which he followed for three years in Iowa, and in 1884 went to Ord, Nebraska, and worked at his trade there for a year and a half. In 1885 he went to West Union and opened a shop of his own, which he conducted for two years, after which he took up a pre-emption claim in Loup county. He took charge of the fine farm of Ashley B. Cooley, his father-in-law, an old pioneer settler, in 1905, and has given it a great deal of attention ever since. A photo of this place appears elsewhere in this work. Mr. Carter has been prominent in public affairs and has taken great interest in politics. He has been school director and for one term held the office of county commissioner of Loup county.
In Iowa, on the fifth day of August, 1883, Mr. Carter was married to Miss Ida Cooley, daughter of Ashley B. Cooley and Jemima (Sheldon) Cooley. Mr. and Mrs. Carter are the parents of four children -- Zora, Lorin, Lella and Dell, and they make a most interesting group.
Lewis W Carter (1820 - 1894)
Rachel Carter (1835 - 1889)
Ida May Cooley Carter (1864 - 1940)
Zora Lavir Carter Raish (1886 - 1963)*
Loren Spencer Carter (1889 - 1952)*
Lella A. Carter Rush (1896 - 1966)*
West Union Cemetery
Created by: Walking the Past
Record added: Sep 15, 2010
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