Biography of Edward Carter
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Carter, Edward, was born in Oxford, England in 1825, and came to this country in 1831 with his parents, Richard and Elizabeth (Wells) Carter. His father came to Troy in 1833 and started the plane manufacturing business, which he continued at until he removed to Lewis county in 1855 and died in 1891; his wife died in 1875. Edward received his education in the public schools of Troy and Troy Academy and entered the manufacturing business; he has been sole propriotor of same since 1864. He represented the Fifth ward in the Board of Aldermen ten years and during that time was president of the board one year; he has been general assessor for ten years; he was a member of the Aruba Reed Steamer Company five years, and was five years a member of the Farnham Steamer Company, during which time he was president of the company. Mr. Carter was one of the number selected to form a committee of one hundred who had charge of the proceedings to commemorate the anniversary of Troys Centennial in 1889. In 1849 he married Lucy A. Stevens of Troy. They have two sons, Richard, Br., and Edward, Br., who assist in the manufacturing business.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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