C O Carter
Posted By: County Coordinator
Date: 3/20/2009 at 01:30:40
C O Carter one of the owners and publishers of the News, of Boone, was born March 2, 1869 in Marion county, Iowa, and is a son of Dr William H and Mary (Elledge) Carter. The paternal grandfather, Enos Carter was born in 1811 in Richmond county, Virginia, but his last years were spent in Russell county, Kentucky. He was a son of John Carter, a native of the Old Dominion, who afterward removed to Kentucky. The great grandfather was born in the years 1780 and died in 1874, while the grandfather of our subject died in 1885 at the age of seventy-five years. The former had followed the occupation of arming in Kentucky, while the latter not only carried on agricultural pursuits but was also a wagon maker and followed that trade for some times.
Dr William H Carter, the father of our subject, was born in Russell county, Kentucky, and in the year 1863 arrived in Iowa and located in Marion county at what is now Altoona. He is a physician of the eclectic school and is very prominent and influential in that branch of the medical science, serving at the present time as president of the State Medical Society. He was born in the year 1839 and is therefore sixty-three years of age. He wedded Mary Elledge, whose birth occurred in Pike county, and died at the age of forty years. As a life of in Illinois. Her father, Henry Elledge, as also a native of Pike county and the work he followed the occupation of farming. He was a grandnephew of Daniel Boone, the noted pioneer, explorer and hunter of Kentucky, and was a son of Daniel Boone Elledge, and grandson of Ned Boone a brother of Daniel. He lived to be ninety years of age and was a worthy pioneer who did much to aid in improving and reclaiming the wild land in the district n which he located.
Unto Dr Carter and his wife were born eight children, of whom six are yet living: Charles Otis of this review, Irma the wife of Dr Amos Lenty, of Hull, Iowa, Marie Belle the wife of E H English, of Valley Junction, Iowa, who is editor of the Express of Polk county, A R who is editor of the Spirit Lake Herald of Spirit Lake, Iowa and in this enterprise is associated with is younger brother, Edwin E and Anna E the wife of Arthur G English who is a conductor on the Rock Island Railroad and makes his home at Valley Junction, Iowa.
Mr Carter of this review pursued his preliminary education in the public schools and afterward attended Drake University at Des Moines, Iowa. He then began teaching school and followed that profession in Jasper, Marion and Polk counties. In 1889 and 1890 he was principal of the school in Moingona and at different times has been principal of the ward school at Creston, Ohio and superintendent of the schools of Paris City, Iowa. He was also superintendent of the independent district schools of Des Moines. Turing his attention to newspaper work he spent a few months in that line in Perry, Iowa and in 1898 he purchased the Boone News, in which he sold his interest to Charles Olson, who sold his interest to Mr Carterís present partner, S G Goldthwaite. Their business has greatly increased, their circulation growing form six hundred to twenty-seven hundred and ninety to Twelve hundred and fifty. In politics his paper is Republican. The News is an eight page journal, six columns each. It is neatly and ably gotten out, is well edited and treats with fairness the many questions of public interest. While it is firm in support of Republican principles, it is also given to the dissemination of general and local news and is found as the champion of all measures for the public good.
On April 4, 183, Mr Carter was united in marriage to Effie Lena Jameson, a daughter of R B Jameson, of Des Moines, Iowa. Their children are: Lowell Jameson, born June 3, 1895, and Elledge Huston, born August 5, 1901. The parents hold membership in the Central Christian church of Boone, in which Mr carter is serving as a trustee. Fraternally he is connected with the Masonic Lodge and the Knights of Pythias Order and in the latter is serving as past chancellor. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Republican organization and takes an active interest in campaign work, doing all in his power to promote the growth and insure the success of this party.
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