Unknown Paper- 5-23-1957

Adolphus C. Carter, a lifelong resident of Ashland Township, died at 5:30 this morning in the Putnam county Hospital at Greencastle. Bedfast for the last few years since breaking his hip, he was taken to the hospital less than a week ago. His death occurred just three days before his eighty-seventh birthday. He was a retired farmer and a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Mr Carter, who was the son of Ludlow and Margaret Rumple Carter, was born in Ashland Township May 26,1870. On Sept. 9, 1890 he was married to Daisy Whitaker who survives him. He also leaves two sons and a daughter, Elmer Carter of Grand Rapids Mich, and Earl Carter and Mrs Isa Teeters of RR 3 Cloverdale, four grandchildren and three great grand children. The Rev. Charles Paschall of Charlottesville, Va, a former Corinth pastor will conduct his funeral rites in the Whitaker Funeral home at Cloverdale at 2 o'clock Saturday afternoon. Burial will be in the Cloverdale Cemetery. Friends may call any time at the funeral home.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Leader August 27 1952

Funeral services for Albert Carter, age 84 of Morgantown will be conducted Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Anderson Funeral Home in Morgantown. Mr. Carter passed away in Bloomington. He had lived in the Morgantown community for 45 years coming to this county from Rushville. He was born in Ohio, April 18, 1868. Mr. Carter married Hattie Ernest in 1888 she passed away during World War II. Survivors include a son, Paul Carter of Bloomington, a brother, William Carter of Virginia; one granddaughter, Mrs. Richard Schmaltz of Bloomington; and three great grandchildren. Mr. Carter was a member of the Morgantown Christian Church. The Rev. M. T. Wesley of the Morgantown Methodist Church will have charge of the funeral service. Friends may call at the funeral home anytime.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County (Indiana) Democrat, March 24, 1892, p. 1.

Died at his home in Spencer Tuesday, March 22d, Calvin Carter. Mr. Carter had been afflicted with rheumatism for several years that, together with some other complications, resulted in his death. The remains were interred Wednesday in the McIndoo Cemetery four miles northwest of Spencer.

Posted by Randi Richardson


Unknown Paper- 1-31-1963

Mrs Daisy Carter, 87, died Friday January 25 at her home on R. 3 Cloverdale. She had been seriously ill for a year. Born in Morgan county April 8,1875, Mrs Carter was the daughter of William and Martha Leonard Whitaker. She was married to Dolph Carter on September 9,1890 and he preceeded her in death on May 23,1957. Survivors include one daughter, Mrs Isa Teeters, R. 3 Cloverdale; one son Elmer Carter, Grand Rapids Michigan two sisters, Mrs Bessie Patrick, Indianapolis and Mrs Lillie Edwards, Martinsville; two brothers George Whitaker Monrovia and Cleo Whitaker of Stilesville. There are four grandchildren and six great grandchildren. She was preceeded in death by one son, Earl, who died May 30, 1958. Mrs Carter was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church. Services were at 2 o'clock Monday afternoon January 28 at Whitaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. The Rev. Robert Blake officiated. Interment was in the Cloverdale Cemetery.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Unknown Paper- 3-17-1948

Mrs Sylvester Trent Carter, age 79, 265 South Mulberry Street, passed away Tuesday afternoon at 3 o'clock. Mrs. Carter, daughter of the late Mr and Mrs. Henry Greenwood, was formerly Ida E. Greenwood and was born in Putnam county November 16, 1868. She was married to Robert Caldwell, who died several years ago and was later married to Mr. Carter. Among the survivors are her husband, two children Lester Caldwell, Ohio and Hallie Zeager of Coates- ville: step children, Mrs Edith Whitaker, Stinesville Mrs Dea Caldwell, Ashland township, Mrs Avis Sierp Hendricks county, Elza Carter, Indianapolis and Loren Carter, Quincy: a sister, Ludie Dinwiddie of Indianapolis. Funeral services will be announced later. Cure and Hensley is the funeral home in charge.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


A 92 year old Morgan county native, James O. Carter of Cloverdale, died Saturday night at 11:30 at the Donna Nursing Home where he had been a patient for 4 days. Mr.Carter had not been well for several weeks. The son of Ludwell and Margaret Rumple he was born November 18,1872 in Morgan County. Moving from Amity two years ago, the retired farmer had been making his home with Glee and Carl Carter. Mr. Carter was a member of the Amity Baptist Church. Surviving him are a sister,Mrs. Mae Goss of Paragon, and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Whittaker Funeral Home in Cloverdale. The Rev.Lincoln Stafford will conduct the service, and burial will be in Mannan Cemetery.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Democrat, February 23, 1893

Johnnie Carter of Romona died last Wednesday and was brought here for interment on Thursday.

(This brief obituary refers to John Carter, s/o Calvin and Rosella (Baldwin) Carter.)

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Appearing in the Oak Grove Banner February 1924

Submitted by Debbie Jennings

Mrs. Lucy Jane Taylor died February 18 at the home of her daughter, Mrs Frazier Moss at 1528 Bristol Ave. Kansas Citym MO. Her maiden name was Lucy Jane Carter. She was born February 11 1845 in Putnam county Indiana. She was married to Jerome Taylor April 13th, 1865.To this union were twelve children born, five are left to mourn her loss; Mrs Eliza Merchant of Independence,MO; Emline Taylr, Blue Springs ; Mrs Lizzie Moss, Oak Grove, Mrs Lucy Marble, Oak Grove; Mrs Frazier Moss, Kansas City, MO. She had 24 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren all left to mourn for her. She was loved by all who knew her. She was a good mother and a good neighbor. She was always ready to help anyone as she could. She had been an invalid for almost three years but never complained about anything .For four months before she passed away she could not move herself in any way nor speak a word, but was always patient and kind. She loved her old friends of Oak Grove. She was laid to rest in the Holiness cemetery.


Martinsville Reporter April 17, 1925

Submitted by Debbie Jennings

The funeral for Ludwell Carter, who died Thursday morning at his home near Eminence, will be held Saturday morning at ten o'clock at the Corinth Baptist Church, near Plano and will be conducted by Rev. Masten of Belle Union.The burial will be in Mannan Cemetery. The deceased is survived by his wife, three daughters, Mrs Sam McGinnis, of Indianapolis, Mrs Willard Knoy, of Paragon, and Mrs George Goss of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla and five sons, W.F. Carter of Lewisville, S. T. Carter of Exchange, A.C. Carter of Quincy, James O. Carter, who resides on the home place and A. O. Carter of this city.


Well Known Eminence Woman Passed Away Early This Morning

Mrs. Ludwell Carter died this morning at 8:30 at the home of her son, Adolphus Carter, near Eminence, after a long illness. She is survived by four sons, Adolphus, with whom she made her home, James also at home, A.O.Carter of this city and Trent Carter of Coatesville and two daughters, Mrs. Willard Knoy and Mrs George Goss of Lewisville. Mr Carter has been dead about 5 years. Mrs Carter had spent practically her entire life in the Eminence and Plano communities and leaves a wide circle of friends. Funeral services will be held at the Corinth Church Wednesday at 10:30, followed with burial in Mannan Cemetery.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Funeral services for Mrs. Lizzie Carter, age 87, who passed away at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Lance, in Baker Township Sunday, will be conducted Wednesday morning at 11 o'clock at the Alaska Christian Church. Mrs. Carter, a life long resident of Lewisville, was born Jan 13,1863, the daughter of David and Margaret Reed. Her husband, Willard Carter died several years ago. Survivors include Mrs Lance Everett and Luther Carter of Martinsville Mrs Hazel Carter of Nashville and Oral Carter of Indianapolis. Friends may call at the home of Mrs Lance any time.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Leader November 18, 1931

Mrs. Melissa (Hendershot) Carter, 81 years old widow of the late Calvin Carter died at 3:15 am Saturday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Don Stimson on Hillside Avenue. Three years ago last June she suffered a paralytic stroke and had been in feeble health since that time. Two weeks ago she apparently had another light stroke which rendered her legs helpless and slightly affected her speech. Friday afternoon she sent for her son-in-law, Mr. Stimson, saying she wanted to talk to him a few minutes before she went to sleep. She talked rationally and clearly. Later she lapsed into a sleep from which she did not awaken. The immediate cause of death was given as schlerosis or hardening of the liver. She was 81 years, one month, and four days old at her death. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Lydia Stimson of Spencer and Mrs. Grace Vornehm of Indianapolis and one son, Ora Carter, also of Indianapolis. There are also five brothers and one sister--Laban Hendershot of California, Perry B., Irvin, Dan and Iomer Hendershot and Mrs. Loretta Coble all of this county.

Funeral services were held Monday at 1 pm in the Stimson home it being Mrs. Carter's wish that only a short ceremony be held. Interment was made in Willoughby Cemetery. Mrs. Carter lived a life of service to her family and friends. While like all humanity, she had her dissappointments and troubles, she kept them to herself, presenting at all times a smiling face. She told her son-in-law shortly before her death that she had lived a long life and a happy life and was ready to go at anytime. She always was glad to greet her friends and took a special delight in her family. Living an unostentatious life she nevertheless did many things to endear her to her acquaintances. Complying with her wishes that there be no vain display at her funeral she was laid to rest beside her husband. Her casket covered with flowers sent by friends attested the esteem in which she was held.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Leader April 22 1942 (date hard to read)

Mrs. Melba Bertha Carter of the Foundry addition died at three o'clock this morning at Methodist Hospital following the birth of a daughter. She was 25 years old in age and was born in Owen County where she attended school. She was a member of the Gosport Christian Church for the last eight years she had resided in this community. She leaves the husband, Elmer G. Carter, a small son, David; the daughter; the parents Mr. and Mrs. W.S. Dittemore, Gosport; three sisters, Mrs. James Martin near Franklin; Mrs. Charles Akers of this community; and Miss Justine Dittemore of Gosport; two brothers, Clarence Dalton, Robert and Winfield Dittemore Jr. and a number of more distant relatives. Funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 at the Wilhite chapel. Burial will be in the Hilldale Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wilhite funeral house anytime until 7:30 this evening.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Democrat, April 14, 1892

Mrs. Maggie Carter died at Freedom April 8th under circumstances that warranted a post mortem examination. The coroner, Dr. J. Livingston with the help of Drs. Hickam and Hixon held the examination and their verdict is that Mrs. Carter met her death from the effects of grippe.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Owen County Leader 1939

Ora Carter, 57, an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Frankfort, Indiana died suddenly Friday night on his way to a hospital. He had been suffering from diabetes for some time and had recently been off duty for a few days. He was thought to have been recovering when he suddenly became much worse Friday night enroute to the hospital he died. Mr. Carter was born in Owen County, a son of Calvin Carter and Melissa Hendershot. He attended the public schools here and when a young lad entered into railroad work which he continued to follow until his death. Surviving him are the widow and two children and two sisters. Mrs. Don Stimson of Spencer and Grace Bornehm of Indianapolis. Funeral services were held Monday and burial was at Frankfort. Mr. and Mrs. Stimson attended the funeral.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


(Self Written)

Indianapolis Star; May 24, 2016

Richard "Dick" Carter 78, Indianapolis, IN., passed away May 21, 2016. Richard was born at Indianapolis, IN June 5, 1937, son of Herschel E. and Floy L. (Lockhart) Carter, of Owen County, IN. He attended school at Lopossa, in rural Owen County, Eminence, Amo, Owensburg, and Solsberry, all in Indiana. At the ripe old age of 17, he decided he HAD to see the world. He joined the Navy. He served from 1954 until 1958. Serving at Great Lakes, IL., Bainbridge, MD., (Radio School) Patuxent River, MD., Neport, RI., (USS Charles J Badger) Norfolk, VA., (Precommissioning School) and Brooklyn, NY., (USS Compass Island). While serving at Brooklyn, he met Sylvia L Bingham, who was to become his wife on April 28, 1957. He is survived by his wife, Lynn; daughter, Debra Carter (Chuck) Jennings; grandchildren, Jason (Laura) Cagle, Joseph (Lydia) Cagle and Wendy Cagle; great-grandchildren, J Micheal Ross, Brittany Austin, Bridget, Emily and Anna Cagle, Ivy Rain Breining and Noah Cagle. Richard retired May 1, 1994 after 34 years as a claims auditor at UPS. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters Betty May and Judith Carter and a brother, Robert Carter. Services will be announced at a later date. Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan Decatur Township.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


A critical illness of one week ended in death at 12:24 this morning for Sylvester Trent Carter, 90, Owen county native who had spent most of his life in Morgan county. Ill for a year, he died at the home of his daughter, Mrs Virgil Whitaker, in Stinesville. Mr Carter was born June 15, 1868 near Quincy Owen County the son of Ludwell and Margaret Rumple Carter. His wife, the former Rachel Susanne Crank, whom he married in 1889, died July 4, 1936. A retired farmer, he was a member of the Corinth Baptist Church, the Eminence Masonic Lodge and the Order of the Eastern Star at Groveland. For a number of years he had made his home with his children, spending time with each. In addition to Mrs Whitaker, he leaves two other daughters, Mrs Vance Colwell of Paragon RR 1 and Mrs Wilbur Sierp of Clermont two sons Elzie Carter of Indianapolis, and Loran Carter of Brownsburg 11 grandchildren and 23 great grandchildren, and two great-great grand- children. Mrs May Goss of Paragon is a sister and James O. Carter of Cloverdale is a brother. A son and daughter are deceased. Funeral services will be conducted by the Rev. Leopal Day Saturday morning at 10:30 in the Cure and Hensley Chapel with burial following in the Hall Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Tuesday.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Funeral of Former Resident will be at Hall Tuesday Mrs Trent Carter, mother of Mrs Virgil Whitaker of this city, died Saturday evening at 6 o'clock at her home near Coates- ville. Although Mrs Carter had been ill with heart trouble for the last 3 weeks, her death came unexpectedly just after she had walked into her home from the porch. The daughter of John and Margaret Crank, Mrs Carter was born near Hall, Dec.6,1868, and spent most of her life in Morgan county. She was married to Mr Carter in 1888. In 1925 she and her husband moved to Indianapolis where they spent four years, moving to their present home in 1929.Mrs Carter was a member of the Baptist Church near Groveland in Putnam county and of the Eastern Star. Surviving Mrs Carter are her husband and six children, Mrs Whitaker of this city,Mrs Vance Colwell of Lewisville, Mrs Wilbur Sirp,Dayton, Elza and Loran Carter of Indianapolis: two sisters, Mrs Mollie Elmore Cloverdale and Mrs Lydia McGinnis,Long Beach California; a brother Major Crank of Orlando, Florida and ten grandchildren. Short services will be held at the home Tuesday morning at 9:15 conducted by Rev. Brown, pastor of her local church. Further services will be held at 10:30 at Hall Christian Church, with Rev. Lewis Crafton, pastor of Garfield Baptist Church in Indianapolis in charge.The Eastern Star chapter from New Maysville will give their burial service. Interment will be in the Hall Cemetery.

Posted by Debbie Jennings


Martinsville Paper date unknown

Submitted by Debbie Jennings

Mrs. Nan Carter died at her home north of here February 22nd. She leaves a husband and six children, the youngest not two years old, her mother Mrs. Eph Ratts,three brothers and one sister. The funeral services were held at this place February 23rd, conducted by Ben Knoy. The body was laid to rest in Olive Cemetery.


Martinsville Reporter October 15, 1946

Submitted by Debbie Jennings

Willard Franklin Carter, age 85, a retired farmer passed away at 5:30 am today at the home of his son, Luther Carter, 240 West Highland Street. The deceased was born September 13-1861 the son of Mr. and Mrs F. Ludwell Carter and resided in Martinsville for the last 12 years. He was ill only a short time. Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. George Lance of Baker township, Mrs. C. L. Carter of Nashville, and three sons, Oral Carter of Eminence and Everett and Luther of this city. Several grandchildren and great grandchildren as well as one great great grandchild will also survive. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 am at the Amity Baptist Church and interment will follow in Mannan Cemetery, west of Lewisville.Friends may call at the home after 7 pm Wednesday.

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