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James Randall Carter
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Birth: Nov. 29, 1922
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Death: Mar. 2, 1989
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA

Arizona State Board of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics Original Certificate of Birth
County: Maricopa
District of Buckeye
Town of Buckeye
[notation here: Item 2 (Full Name) amended as per child's certificate (Jr. was addes) 7-11-74]
Full Name: James R. Carter Jr.
Male Legitimate Date of Birth: 11/29/22
Father: James R. Carter
Residence: Buckeye
White 31yrs old
Birthplace: Nebraska
Occup: Farmer
Mother: Ida Hazelton
Residence: Buckeye
White 28yrs old
Birthplace: Arizona
Occup: Housewife
Number of children of this mother: 2
Born alive but now dead: 0

Buckeye Valley News 9 Mar. 1989:
James Carter Jr. Dies Friday
James Randall Carter Jr. has died at the age of 66. The former resident was
injured in a car wreck in Mesa a couple of weeks ago. He was taken to
Memorial hospital where he reportedly had remained unconscious until the time
of his death this past Thursday, Mar. 2. He was born Nov. 29, 1922, in Buckeye.
His father, who is still living and was 98 years old in Feb., had came to AZ as
a child. His mother was born in AZ, making Jim a second generation Arizonian.
Jim was born on the family farm two miles east of Buckeye, attended schools
here, and was graduated from Buckeye Union High School in 1942. He served in
the Army Air Force. He was active in 4-H and the FFA. He taught horsemanship
and gun safety, received several Certificates of Recognition for his teaching
work and taking kids all over the state to participate in various activities.
Awards included Baptist Church "Man Of The Year" in 1976 and Outstanding 4-H
Teacher, among others. He was a partner with his parents on the Buckeye farm
and a cattle ranch (the 7-Up) in Prescott. When this ranch was traded for a
larger one out in Snowflake, Jim worked that and retired in 1972 when the ranch
was sold. He then moved back to Buckeye. Jim's home in Snowflake was used as a
Baptist Church until a permanent building would be erected. That was the first
Baptist Church in Snowflake. The family was very active in the Baptist
religion. He was an active member of the AZ Farm Bureau, AZ Cattle Growers
Assn., and the National Cattle Growers. He married Connie E. Henderson Van Sant
on Sept. 1, 1959. He adopted her three children and they had two sons of their
own. Survivors include a daughter, Laura Davis; sons, Delbert,
Edward, Randy, and Charles; his father, James Carter Sr. and his step-mother,
both of Mesa; a sister, Edna Herrera and her husband of Fountain Hill, AZ;
grandchildren, Dennis, Mike, Mark, and Skippy Davis, Trea and Noel Carter,
Jessica, Sara, Brittany and Randy Carter; 10 great grandchildren; one neice; and
two nephews. A sister, Doris Albertine, as a child of 2 1/2 preceded him in
death. Funeral services were held Tue. morning, Mar. 7, at the First Baptist
Church of Buckeye with Rev. Ed Mitchell officiating. Pallbearers included, Mike
and Skip Davis, Chuck Hintze, Joe Williams, Al Rogers, Jack Callger [this is
his cousin Bonnie's spounse, Jack Gallger SBH], Mark Birhost, and David
Calvert. Honorary pallbearers were George Hazelton Jr., Carter L. Herrera,
Robert Paul Herrera, Mark Davis,David Henderson, and Daniel Clark. Burial was
in the Louis B. Hazelton Park [named for Jim's Uncle, Lewis Hazelton]. Ganley's
Buckeye Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

James R Carter, "United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946"
name: James R Carter
name (original): James R Carter
event: Military Service
event date: 10 Sep 1942
term of enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
event place: Phoenix, Arizona, United States
race: White
citizenship: citizen
birth year: 1923
birthplace: ARIZONA
education: 4 years of high school
civilian occupation: Animal and livestock farmers
marital status: Single, without dependents
rank: Private
army branch: Air Corps
army component:
source: Civil Life
serial number: 19106706
nara publication title: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938-1946
arc identifier: 1263923
card, box and reel number: 03103.32
Citing this Record
"United States, World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 02 Feb 2013), James R Carter, 10 Sep 1942.
Family links: 
  James Randall Carter (1891 - 1991)
  Ida Ruth Hazelton Carter (1892 - 1959)
  Edna Lewis Carter Herrera (1918 - 2009)*
  James Randall Carter (1922 - 1989)
  Doris Albertine Carter (1924 - 1927)*
*Calculated relationship
Louis B Hazelton Memorial Cemetery
Maricopa County
Arizona, USA
Created by: Shirley Bogart Harper
Record added: Apr 09, 2013
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