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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ William Alfred Carter ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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William Alfred Carter
BORN: 7 Jun 1874 DIED: 7 Dec 1967 BURIED:  Dec 1967
ETHNICITY:   OCCUPATION:  Attorney, Member of Legislature
BIRTH PLACE:  Greene Co., Tennessee
DEATH PLACE: Portland, Multnomah Co., Oregon

BIRTH – William Alfred Carter, born 7 June 1874, rural Greene co, Tennessee; father Louis Anderson (b Tenn); mother Sara Jane Carter (b Tenn); delayed certificate submitted 5 June 1942 by William A. Carter of Portland, Ore

1900 OR CENSUS – William Carter (b Nov 1874, Tennessee, single, occupation lawyer) boarding with Sophia Emery

1910 OR CENSUS – William A. Carter (35y, b Tennessee, married 9y, occupation lawyer) enumerated with wife Ethel H. (34y, b Oregon, mother of 3 children) and 3 children, all born in Oregon, John H. (6y), Bernice J. (5y) & William A. (3y)

WWI Draft Registration Card – William Alfred Carter, 44, of 296 Poplar St, Portland, Multnomah co, Oregon; b 7 June 1874; occupation lawyer; nearest relative wife Mrs Ethel H. Carter, 296 Poplar St, Portland, Ore

1920 OR CENSUS – William A. Carter (45y, b Tennessee, occupation lawyer) enumerated with wife Ethel H. (40y, b Oregon) and 3 children, all born in Oregon, John H. (16y), Bernice J. (14y) and William A. (12y)

1940 OR CENSUS – William A. Carter (65y, b Tennessee, occupation attorney) enumerated with wife Ethel H. (64y, b Oregon) and 2 sons, John H. (36y, b Oregon) and William A. (32y, b Oregon); family was living in Salem, Marion co, Oregon in 1935

Brown history shows a William Alfred Carter married to, Ethel Berta Hughes, and dying in 1967 in Portland. There is also another William Alfred Carter Jr. in this Lot who dies in 1971, who is his son. 
William A. Carter Residence 296 Poplar street; office, 601-2-3 Corbett building, Portland. Born June 7, 1874 in Greene County, Tennessee. Son of Louis A. and Sara J. (Carter) Carter. Married December 31, 1901, to Ethel Hughes. Early education received in the public school of Tennessee; at the High School at Willow Springs, Missouri, and at Business College in the same city. Moved to Gold Hill, Jackson Sounty, Oregon, in 1892, and read law in the office of Hon. J. L. Hammersly. Admitted to the bar at Salem in June, 1899, and practiced at Gold Hill in association with Hon. J. L. Hammersly until 1908, when he removed to Portland and became associated with Hon. E. B. Dufur, under the firm name Carter & Dufur, which continues to date. Admitted to the Circuit and District Court of the United States on December, 1908. Memer State Bar Association and Multnomah Bar Association. Was City Recorder of Gold Hill 1894 to 1899. Elected Member of Legislature from Jackson County, Oregon, 1900, Member Masonic and I.O.O.F. Fraternities. Republican.


OSBH DC (1967 Multnomah co) #17986 William Alfred Carter, male, lawyer, married, spouse Ethel Hughes Carter; b 7 June 1874, Green co, Tenn; father Lewis Anderson Carter; mother Sarah Jane Carter; d 7 Dec 1967, 1556 SE Poplar Ave, Portland, age 93y; lived in town 59y; cremated [marker at Salem Pioneer]; informant Mrs Robert J. Marble, daughter


William A. Carter--Funeral for William A. Carter, Sr., 1556 SE Poplar Ave., Portland attorney, will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday in the Chapel of A. J. Rose and Son Mortuary. 
Mr. Carter, who was delegate-at-large to the Republican national conventions in 1924 and 1928 from Oregon, was born June 7, 1874, in Green County, Tenn. He died at home Thursday. 
In 1901 he was a representative from Jackson County to the Oregon Legislative Assembly. He had been an attorney in Portland since 1908. He was past grand master of the Oregon Grand Lodge IOOF, Trust Emeritus of IOOF, a life Member of Al Kader Temple No. 959 and Knights Templar, a member of Loyal Order of Moose, first Methodist Church, Oregon State Bar, Multnomah Bar Association, City Club, Portland gun club and Hawthorne Lodge No. 111 AF&AM. Survivors include the wife, Ethel; two sons, John H. and William A. Jr., a daughter, Mrs. Robert J. Marble; a brother, Charles L. Carter of Gresham; and three sisters, Mrs. Virginia Williams, Mrs. Nina Ross, and Mrs. Mathilda Hammersley. Private committal will be at Portland Memorial. 
The Oregonian, Dec. 9, 1967, 6:4. 

CARTER--Dec.7, William A. Sr., late of 1556 SE Poplar ave.; husband of Ethel Hughes Carter; father of John H. Carter, Mrs. Robert J. Marble and William A. Carter Jr., all of Portland; brother of Mrs. Virginia Williams, Mrs. Nina Ross, Mrs. Mathilda Hammersley all of Portland Charles L. Carter, Gresham. Funeral services Saturday, 10:30 am, Chapel of A. J. Rose & Son, East Side Funeral Directors. E 6th & Alder; 232-6121. Private Committal Portland Memoria.
The Oregonian, Dec. 9, 1967, 16:1.


OSBH DC (1967 Multnomah co) #17986

Tennessee Delayed Birth Certificates (

1900 OR CENSUS (Jackson Co, Gold Hill, ED 97, sheet 2A)

1910 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 187, sheet 2A)

WWI Draft Registration Cards (

1920 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 59, sheet 4A)

1940 OR CENSUS (Multnomah co, Portland, ED 37-137, sheet 1B)

THE BROWN FAMILY HISTORY II, rev. by Judith Young and Celista Platz. Pub. Newton, KS, Mennonite Press, 1992. Obit also from the Oregon Journal, 8 Dec. 1967, 5M:1 
HBB Oreg Dec. 9, 1967, 16:1


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