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William Carter
Cox Creek Twp.

William Carter, proprieor of the hotel at Osborne Station, is a native of Ireland, born Nov. 30, 1832. His parents, Henry Carter and Margaret, nee Clinch, were likewise natives of the Emerald Isle, and came to America in 1847, and to Clayton County in 1852. His father died here Feb. 8, 1879, at the advanced age of ninety seven years and one month. His mother died in Comberland, Md., on Jan. 8, 1851. William Carter emigrated to the United States in 1849, locating in Cumberland, Md. He followed engineering there nine years, then worked at masonry on the Union Pacific Railroad six years, and on the International & Northwestern Railroad in Texas one year. Since that time he has conducted a hotel in Osborne. He was married in 1853 to Ellen Hines, who died Sept. 9, 1865, having been the mother of four children, viz.:Patrick Henry, born June 29, 1855; M. J., Apr. 20, 1857; Mary Ann, Apr. 9, 1859, and Margaret Ellen, Jan. 9, 1860. Mr. Carter was married the second time on Sept. 10, 1869, to Bridget O'Brien, who was born in Ireland, and came to this country in May, 1854. Her parents were John and Mary O'Brien, of Irish birth. The family are members of the Catholic church and in politics he is neutral, voting for the best man.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 740
transcribed by Sally Scarff and Marlene Chaney


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