Pruett Alexander Carter

Missouri, USA
Death 1 Dec 1955 (aged 64)
Los Angeles County, California, USA
Burial North Hollywood, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Memorial ID 91862782 · View Source
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Illustrator Kills Wife, Son, Self

Van Nuys, California, Dec. 2. - (INS) - Police were unable today to fix a definite motive today for the tragedy in which illustrator Pruett Carter, 64, killed his wife and son and then ended his own life. Investigators assumed that Carter was despondent over ill health in the family. However, he left no notes. His wife, Mrs. Teresa Carter, 50, whom the artist married in Atlanta in 1920, and the son, Deal, 35, a cripple, had been shot as they slept. The elder Carter was slumped in death beside his son's bed. A revolver was near his outstretched hand.

The Miami News, December 2, 1955

Pruett Carter was an illustrator who worked for Ladies' Home Journal, Woman's Home Companion, McCall's and American Magazine. From his start as an illustrator in 1918 until the end of his career his knowledge of the magazine business kept him one step ahead of his competitors. He was an art director with Good Housekeeping and also with the Atlanta Journal. He taught illustration at the Grand Central School of Art in New York and the Chouinard Art Institute in Los Angeles.

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