|Birth: ||Jul. 7, 1845|
|Death: ||Jun. 11, 1927|
Biographical Sketch of L. H. Carter, Johnson County, MO, Madison
Township, From "History of Johnson County, MO," by Ewing Cockrell,
Historical Publishing Company, Topeka, Cleveland, 1918. USGENWEB.
Submitted by Rebecca Reuben Dyer
L(ucus). H. Carter, a progressive and successful farmer and stockman
of Madison township, is one of Johnson county's most substantial
citizens. Mr. Carter is a native of this state. He was born in Lincoln County, MO, a son of William and Agnes (Farney) Carter, of Scotch and Irish descent. When L. H. Carter was a child two years of age, his parents moved from Lincoln county to Warren county, MO, and
settled on a farm near Wright City, where the son, L. H., was reared to manhood. Mr. and Mrs. William Carter were both natives of Virginia and among the first families to leave that state in the early pioneer days and make their permanent home in the thinly populated West. They spent their lives bravely toiling for the upbuilding and betterment of their chosen county and state, Warren county and MO.
On the farm in Warren county, both the father and mother died many
years ago. On a Missouri farm, L. H. Carter was born and reared. His boyhood days and early youth were spent in assisting his father with the farm work and in attending the country school near his home. Mr. Carter has been interested in farming since childhood and after attaining maturity he began life for himself engaged in the pursuits of agriculture. Until he was 35 years of age, he devoted his attention almost exclusively to tobacco growing in Warren county. About 1880, Mr. Carter moved from Warren to Jackson county and engaged in general farming for a few years, when he located on a farm in Polk township, Cass county, and there remained ten years, coming thence to Johnson county to reside on the Dick Jackson country place for two years. From the Jackson farm he moved two years after locating there to the Corney place and two years later, in September 1916, purchased his present country home in the
northern part of Madison township, a farm comprising 558 acres of
valuable land. Mr. Carter raises both stock and grain and at the
present time, in 1917, has 40 acres of his farm in oats and is feeding a large number of fine cattle and hogs. The Carter place is conveniently located four miles north of Holden. In 1880, L. H. Carter and Virginia Dyer, a niece of Judge Dyer, the United States District Judge for MO, were united in marriage. Mrs. Carter's parents were native Virginians. To this union have been born six children: Mrs. Agnes Wright, Muskogee, OK; Harry, of OK; Parks, who is associated with his father in farming the home place; Minnie, the wife of Roy Davis, the assistant cashier of the Bank of Strasburg, MO; George, who is engaged in farming and stock raising on the homeplace, associated in business with his father and elder brother; and Bessie, the wife of Homer Carter, of Johnson county, MO.
Politically, Mr. Carter has always been an active Democrat. He is a
member of a family that have ever been intensely alive to matters of
public interest and enthusiastic participants in important struggles
for the right as each saw the right. Three cousins of L. H. Carter
served in the Confederate army during the Civil War. Mr. Carter is
one of the leading citizens of this county and he is widely known as
a prosperous and enterprising agriculturist. The 72 years of
experience in the world have given him a broad perspective and it is
a pleasure and privilege to converse with L. H. Carter. He and Mrs.
Carter are highly respected in their community.
Virginia Belle Carter (1849 - 1903)*
Oliver Parks Carter (1881 - 1943)*
Minnie F. Carter Davis (1882 - 1961)*
George W. Carter (1884 - 1960)*
Maintained by: Rebecca Reuben Dyer
Originally Created by: Susan Norine Stice
Record added: Jun 16, 2003
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