Durus Carter

Durus Carter

Birth
Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Death 4 Aug 1897 (aged 81)
Howard County, Maryland, USA
Burial Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA
Plot Lot No. 28-29, Section L
Memorial ID 101952515 · View Source
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DEATH NOTICE IN BALTIMORE SUN, THURSDAY, AUGUST 5, 1897:
ON AUGUST 4, 1897, AT 4 P.M., AT THE RESIDENCE OF HIS SON, MAJOR J.F. CARTER, DORSEY'S, HOWARD COUNTY, DURUS CARTER, AGED 82 YEARS.
RELATIVES AND FRIENDS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND THE INTERMENT AT GREENMOUNT [CEMETERY], ON FRIDAY, AT 3 P.M.
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05 August 1897
Baltimore Sun
Mr. Darius Carter, a Civil Engineer of Distinction.
Mr. Darius Carter died yesterday afternoon at the residence of his son, Major Joseph F Carter at Dorsey’s, Howard County of dropsical affection. He had been ailing for several months.
Mr. Carter was born in Baltimore August 11, 1815. He was descended from distinguished ancestry. His father, John S Carter, was a captain in the American army during the war with England in 1812. Mr. Carter’s grandfather, John Carter, served with distinction in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War and was the owner of Carter’s Delight which included the present site of Johns Hopkins Hospital. The founder of the Carter family in Maryland was Richard Carter, who emigrated from Virginia in 1660. Durus Carter’s mother was the daughter of John Ensor, who married Dorcas Gorsuch, of Baltimore County. The Carter, Ensor and Gorsuch families were among the earliest settlers of the state, and were large landed proprietors. They contributed largely to the development of Baltimore City, and warmly espoused the cause of freedom during the Revolutionary War. The founders of the Carter family in this country were two brothers, who were barristers, and emigrated to Virginia in 1642 from England. One of the brothers remained in that state and the other, as stated above, came to Maryland. Mr. Carter was a director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad in 1857. He was well known as a civil engineer and builder, and was the originator of the present plant to supply Baltimore with water. The surveys and plans for the same he made at his own expense, and offered them to the city free of charge. He retired from business in 1864. He took great interest in public charities and for over forty years was one of the managers and vice president of the Society for the Improvement of the Condition of the Poor. Mr. Carter was married in 1839 to Miss Elizabeth Cragg, who died in 1894. He leaves one son, Major Joseph F Carter of Howard County, and one daughter, Mrs. Charles Gaddess, with whom he resided. During his long life, Mr. Carter took a deep interest in the material progress of his city and state. He was director of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad on the part of the city during the life of the late John W Garrett.
The funeral will take place tomorrow from the residence of his son, Major Carter. The body will be buried at Greenmount


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  • Created by: John Latchford Beck
  • Added: 9 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101952515
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Durus Carter (11 Aug 1815–4 Aug 1897), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101952515, citing Green Mount Cemetery, Baltimore, Baltimore City, Maryland, USA ; Maintained by John Latchford Beck (contributor 47985230) .