A representative and honored citizen of Napa county, John Carter has been distinctively the architect of his own
fortunes and has been true and loyal in all the relations of life, standing as a type of that sterling manhood
which ever commands respect and honor. He would have won his way in any locality or environment in which fate might
have placed him, for he possesses sound judgment, coupled with great energy and business tact, which when guided
by upright principles invariably result in success.
Mr. Carter was born in London, England, on the 29th of July, 1880, and he is a son of John and Jane (Inison) Carter.
When he was a lad of six years the family came to the United States and located in the state of Maine, where the
father was employed in woolen mills. Both parents are now deceased.
John Carter received his educational training in the public schools of Maine, and while yet but a boy he went to
work in the woolen mills. Later he came to the Pacific coast, stopping for a time in Tacoma and in Seattle, and
in 1905 he came to Napa county. For a while he was employed on ranches in this vicinity, and he then went into
business on his own account, engaging in the raising of chickens. During the past eighteen years he has been in
the dairy and creamery business and has met with a large measure of well deserved success. Formerly he kept his
own cows, but he has since disposed of them and now buys all his milk and cream. He has a well equipped creamery
and manufactures a fine brand of dairy butter and ice cream, for both of which products he finds a ready sale because
of their high quality. He employs seven people and runs two delivery trucks. His success has been attained simply
through the exercise of sound common sense and correct business principles, and he has thus gained the confidence
and good will of the people of the community.
Mr. Carter was married to Miss Margaret Cowan, who also is a native of England, and they are the parents of a daughter,
Margaret. Politically Mr. Carter gives his support to the republican party, and he is keenly interested in the
welfare of the locality, exerting his influence for the advancement of every measure or enterprise which is calculated
to promote the prosperity of his city. Fraternally he is a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and the Fraternal
Order of Eagles. In all that constitutes true manhood and good citizenship he has been a worthy example, and he
stands high in the esteem of those who know him.
History of Solano County, California
BY: Marguerite Hune
Napa County, California
BY: Harry Lawrence Gunn
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Co.
Napa County, CA
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