Lost Creek Township
CHARLES LINCOLN CARTER.---During a number of years past Charles Lincoln CARTER has been numbered among the business men of Vigo county who have assisted it to its present standing. Since 1898 he has also been identified with the agricultural interests of Lost Creek township, and in 1904 was the choice of the Republican party for the office of trustee, his term expiring in January, 1908. Mr. CARTER is a native of Staunton, Clay county, Indiana, born on the 11th of August, 1860, son of ALLEN and EMELINE (GREGORY) CARTER, both of whom were of Miami county, Ohio. They reached maturity in their native state, came to Indiana with their parents, were married in the Hoosier state, and the following children were born to them: Della, wife of Reuben SEARS, of Terre Haute; Florence, wife of Joseph MOORE, of Clay county; Charles Lincoln, of this review; Laura, deceased; and Kate, now Mrs. William KELLER, who is also a resident of Clay county. The father was engaged at Staunton as a general merchant from 1850 to 1875, when he purchased a farm near the city and was engaged in its cultivation and improvement until his death, in October, 1892. As a voter he was both Whig and Republican; had membership in the Masonic fraternity, and served in the Civil war as a lieutenant in the Ninety-second Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Mrs. CARTER resides with her daughter in Clay county.
Charles Lincoln CARTER spent the early period of his life in his native town, where he received a common school education, and when his father retired from business to his farm he himself became thorough master of the details of agriculture. He remained at home until he was twenty-one years of age, after which, for six years, he managed the homestead farm in association with his father, and since that time has been an independent agriculturist. On the 22nd of December, 1881, Mr. CARTER married Miss OSIE BOWLES, born in Cloverland, Clay county, Indiana, December 22, 1860, daughter of Adam H. and Mary (KURK) BOWLES. Mrs. CARTER was reared, educated and married in Cloverland, and also taught school for two terms in Lost Creek township. Her mother is yet living. Both Mr. and Mrs. CARTER are members of the Cloverland Christian church. Mr. CARTER is a Republican, a member of the Knights of Pythias and Red Men, at Seelyville, and a man of substantial character and steadfast principles.
GREATER TERRE HAUTE AND VIGO COUNTY
C.C. Oakey - 1908
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