Advertisement

Dr Jesse Benedict Carter

Advertisement

Dr Jesse Benedict Carter

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 20 Jul 1917 (aged 45)
Cervignano del Friuli, Provincia di Udine, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Burial Rome, Città Metropolitana di Roma Capitale, Lazio, Italy
Memorial ID 95244561 View Source

Jesse Carter was the son of Peter Carter and Louise Benedict. He married Kate Freeman. Kate was born on 5 March 1870 in Peekskill, New York. Kate died on 8 September 1948 at Clinique Val-Mont, Glion, Montreux, Switzerland. She was cremated and her remains were scattered.

Jesse was a student at New York University from from 1889 to 1890 and a student at Princeton in 1893. He later attended Universities in Berlin, Gottingen and Leipsic.

He was a Professor of Latin at Princeton from 1902 to 1907. He was appointed as the director of the American Academy in Rome in 1912. Jessee succeeded F.D. Millet who died when the Titanic sunk.

In 1917 the insignia of a Commander of the Crown of Italy was bestowed on Professor Carter at Villa Mirafiori. He was the author of many books, including, "The Religious Life of Ancient Rome" and "The Religion of Numa"

"RED CROSS WORK IN ITALY. American Branch to Spend About $10,000,000 For Units.
Rome, July 12.
About $10,000,000 will be used to organize American Red Cross hospitals and ambulances on the Italian front. This sum will be taken from a fund of $100,000,000 which American headquarters in Paris has at its disposal for Europe.

The American Red Cross units on the Italian front depend on an American commissioner In Rome, who represents the Paris headquarters. Professor Jesse Benedict Carter, director of the American academy here, is making arrangements to have a splendid seat of the academy on top of Janiculum hill transformed into a home for convalescent American officers, it is an ideal spot for recuperation."
Source: The Courier-News. Bridgewater, New Jersey. 12 July 1917, Thursday. Page 8.


Inscription

SACRED TO THE MEMORY
OF
JESSE BENEDICT CARTER
DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAN ACADEMY IN ROME
BORN JUNE 16TH 1872 AT NEW YORK CITY U.S.A.
DIED JULY 20TH 1917 AT CERVIGNANO ITALIAN WAR
ZONE WHILE ON AN AMERICAN MISSION OF AID
GREATER LOVE HATH NO MAN THAN THIS"


Flowers

In their memory
Plant Memorial Trees

Sponsored by Ancestry

Advertisement