William Carter (1882 - 1972)

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William Arthur Carter
1882 - 1972
September 22, 1882
May 1972
Other Names
Arthur Carter, Arthur
William Carter was born on September 22, 1882. He had sibling Dallas. According to his family tree, he married Josephine Carter and they later divorced. He died in May 1972 at 89 years of age. We know that William Carter had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95353.
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William Carter
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William Arthur Carter
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Arthur Carter, Arthur
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Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95353
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Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma United States
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Dallas, TX, Seminole, OK


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Married to Josie Carter, until their divorce in the early to mid 1950s; became a grandfather to Josie's grandsons, though he never had any children of his own.

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William Carter died in May 1972 at age 89. He was buried in Seminole, Oklahoma United States. William was born on September 22, 1882. He had sibling Dallas. According to his family tree, he married Josephine Carter and they later divorced. We know that William Carter had been residing in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California 95353.

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In 1882, in the year that William Carter was born, on January 5th, writer and lawyer Charles J. Guiteau was found guilty of the assassination of President Garfield. Guiteau was "offended" because his job applications had been rejected by Garfield's government. He was sentenced to death -although his lawyer plead insanity - and hanged five months later, on June 30th.

In 1918, by the time he was 36 years old, in July, Russian revolutionaries executed the former Tzar Nicholas II and his immediate family. While it was rumored that two of the children had survived, it was later proven through DNA analysis - when their bodies were found - that the entire family had been killed.

In 1925, by the time he was 43 years old, on November 28th, radio station WSM broadcast the Grand Ole Opry for the first time. Originally airing as “The WSM Barn Dance”, the Opry (a local term for "opera") was dedicated to honoring country music and in its history has featured the biggest stars and acts in country music.

In 1942, when he was 60 years old, on February 19th, President Roosevelt signed Executive Order 9066. This authorized the Secretary of War to "prescribe certain areas as military zones." On March 21st, he signed Public Law 503 which was approved after an hour discussion in the Senate and 30 minutes in the House. The Law provided for enforcement of his Executive Order. This cleared the way for approximately 120,000 men, women, and children of Japanese ancestry to be evicted from the West Coast and to be held in concentration camps and other confinement sites across the country. In Hawaii, a few thousand were detained. German and Italian Americans in the U.S. were also confined.

In 1972, in the year of William Carter's passing, on November 7th, Richard Nixon won re-election, amidst the dawning knowledge of the Watergate scandal, by 60.7% to anti-war candidate George McGovern's 37.5%.

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