|Birth: ||Dec. 25, 1809|
|Death: ||Jan. 29, 1898|
Obituary Honolulu Gazette Feb. 1, 1898
" Mother Carter"
Death Came Peacefully at
Her Daughter's Home.
In the Islands More Than Half a
Century. A Noble Character
Life of Good Deeds.
At. 6:05, "Saturday evening, January
29th, Mrs. Carter, who had for the
past three months been confined to her
bed at the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Robert Lewers, Waikiki, breathed her
last Her age was 88 on Christmas
day. Death, which has been expected
hourly for several days, came on as
peacefully as the closing in sleep of the
eyes of a little child. The family were
all at the supper table when the nurse
called two of the younger members.
They went to the bedside and found
that the pulse of their dear relative had
ceased to beat. Mrs. Lewers was call
ed and arrived just in time to see the
passing of two fleeting breaths, the end
indeed. Mrs. Carter was injured very
badly by a fall some fifteen years ago.
From the effects of this, she never recovered
For the last five years, she
had not been outside the Lewers home.
Deceased, the daughter of John
Lord and Hannah Johnson Lord, was
born in Hallowell, Me., in the year
1809. She came to the Islands in 1832
and was married to Captain Joseph O.
Carter in the year 1833. It is an inter-
esting fact that deceased was the first
white woman to set foot in San Fran-
cisco and. also the first white woman
to marry on these Islands.
During the first few years of married
life, deceased traveled along with her
husband on the ship of which he was
the master and which was used in the
trade between these Islands and the
Pacific coast. This was given up on
account of the children which had
blessed the union of the Maine girl
and the sea captain. Mrs. Carter took
a house in Honolulu while her husband
continued the work in which
he was engaged.
In the year 1850, Captain Carter
died, leaving a widow with a family of
six children and without any money
with which to suuport herself or her
children. The fate was a hard one
but the sturdy mother managed well
Many are the stories told by the old
people of Honolulu of the noble acts
of the deceased. Never was a stran-
ger in trouble turned from her door
What little help she could afford, she
gave willingly and with a glad heart
With her own hands she cared for the
sick who came to her and whenever
there was trouble anywhere, her hands
were always the first to be thrust for
ward. For creed she cared nothing
For the sake of her brothers and sis-
ters, in trouble, no matter what their
belief, she gave her aid.
To the care and development of her
children, deceased gave a great deal
of her time. The six In the order of
their birth, as follows: Joseph O.
Carter, Henry Carter, H, A. P. Carter
Samuel M. Carter, Alfred W. Carter
Sr., Fred. W. Carter and Catherine R.
Carter. All except the first and the
last are dead. J. 0. Carter was the
first born outside the mission. Alfred
was born on the ocean, the remainder
in Honolulu, Her children were all
married and deceased leaves behind
28 grand children and 16 great grand
The funeral services took place at
the home of Mrs. Lewers, Waikiki,
shortly after 2 p.m. on Sunday, the
Rev. D. P. Birnie officiating. A quartet
composed of Mrs. A. F. Judd, Miss
Halstead, H.F.Wichman and J.Q.
Wood, sang during tbe service. The
rooms were filled with the friends of
the deceased who brought floral designs
In great number and of rare
beauty The services completed, the
body was taken to Nuuanu Cemetery
and there buried in the Carter Lot next to her husband.
The Pallbears were J.O. CarterJr.,George R. Carter, Alfred W. Carter
David Carter, J.O.Young and Fred Waterman.
Joseph Oliver Carter (1802 - 1850)*
Plot: Carter Lot
Created by: Kenneth Boardman
Record added: Feb 02, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 33483079