Biography - Edwin Carter

Edwin R. CARTER, grain and coal dealer, Raymond, was born in Tuscarawas County, Ohio, December 2, 1842; son of Daniel W. CARTER, a native of Maryland, born in 1811; a farmer; died in the spring of 1865. Jane TINKLER, his wife, was born in New York in 1819, and is still living with subject, who left Ohio when ten years of age, and lived in Indiana until the fall of 1869, when he removed to Pana, Ill., and eventually to Raymond. His first enterprise for himself was farming. On his arrival at Raymond he engaged in the coal and grain business, at which he still continues; built his elevator in the fall of 1879; commenced without any available means, and is a self-made man, and his business ability and enterprise have added largely to the growth and prosperity of Raymond. He was married at Reynolds, White Col, Ind., February 25, 1866, to Miss Mary CARTMELL, who was born in Clark County, Ohio, April 3, 1845. They have four boys and two girls living, viz.: Bruce, Charles, Benjamin F., Asbury L., Ruth and Naomi; two boys died in infancy. He has served as Township Clerk, Collector, Assessor, and Police Justice, or Magistrate, for several years; was Sergeant in Company K, Eighty-sixth Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with Capt. J. SOUTHARD, regiment commanded by Col. HAMILTON; in service three years; is a Republican; has been a member of I. O. O. F. several years. Himself and family are Methodists. His father's family consisted of four children, viz.: Jesse, died in 1864, aged twenty-eight years; William, of Logansport, Ind.; Ferguson, in San Francisco, clerk in State House, and Edwin R., subject of sketch.

Extracted 20 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, pages 216-217.

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