Martin Slemp Carter

Martin Slemp Carter

Rocky Gap, Bland County, Virginia, USA
Death 18 Jan 1945 (aged 33)
Poolesville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Burial Beallsville, Montgomery County, Maryland, USA
Plot Boundary Avenue South, Lot 5 Lower, Site 3
Memorial ID 64633291 · View Source
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- James Benjamin Carter [1880-1970]
- Mary Alice (Looney) Carter [1886-1975]

Married Katherine (Leith) Carter - Barnhouse - Monroe.

- Katherine Charlotte Carter [1937-2008]
- Alice Marie (Carter) Vining
- Martin Slemp Carter, Jr., [1942-1982]
- William Owens/Ellis Carter
- James Curtis Carter

Three Men are Found Dead in Stalled Auto
Frederick Post - January 19, 1945

Three farmers from the Poolesville-Dickerson section, en route to their homes after taking pre-induction physical examinations at Baltimore Wednesday, were found dead Thursday morning in an automobile which had stalled in a snowdrift on the Edward Ferry road, about three miles south of Poolesville.

Montgomery county police said the county medical examiner certified death as due to carbon monoxide poisoning. Poolesville residents said it was assumed that the men left the engine of the car running to operate the heater in the machine in order to keep warm until daylight, when they apparently intended to get the car out of the drift.

Instead, the fumes from the engine, which was still running, the Associated Press reported, when they were found, asphyxiated the trio.

The men were identified as Dewey A. Reed, about 32; Martin Slemp Carter, about 26; and Richard Wade Leith, 18, all residents along Edwards Ferry road, which leads to the Potomac river. Police said it was reported unofficially that the men had passed their pre-induction physicals Wednesday.

Clifford Reed, a brother of Dewey, discovered the automobile and the bodies while on his way to work about 6:30 o'clock Thursday morning. At first, neighbors said, he reported that he thought the men were sleeping but quickly realized that something had happened. The Rockville rescue squad was notified and rushed to the scene but the men could not be revived.

It was reported that after the men returned from Baltimore, they stopped at the home of a relative of one of them, where they remained until quite late Wednesday night before starting for home.

The Montgomery county police investigation was made by Corp. Howard and Officer Furlow, who received a call about 7:10 a.m.

Carter is survived by his wife, Mrs. Catherine Carter, Barnesville; his parents, James and Mary Carter, Poolesville; four children, Charlotte, Ellis, Martin and James Carter, at home; the following brothers and sisters; Mrs. Cassaline Thompson, Boston, Mass.; Mrs. Zora Virtts, Roanoke, Va.; Orville and William E. Carter, Poolesville; Mrs. Casba Powers, Mrs. Lucy Buress, Misses Nora and Frances Carter, Washington; James Carter, Nashville, Tenn.; Henry Carter, U.S. Army; Georgie, Harrison and Gertrude Carter, Poolesville.

Funeral services Sunday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the funeral home in Barnesville. Interment in Monocacy Cemetery. William B. Hilton has charge of arrangements for the three funerals.


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  • Added: 24 Jan 2011
  • Find a Grave Memorial 64633291
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