Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

William W. Carter

WILLIAM W. CARTER, M. D. While his time has been given without reserve to his practice as a physician and surgeon at Sharon Springs, Doctor Carter has also been a cattleman in Wallace County and has rendered most valuable service in several official capacities.

Doctor Carter is a highly educated physician, and a native of Kentucky. He was born at Marion in that state February 27, 1881. His ancestors came from England and were pioneers in Kentucky. His grandfather, Garland Carter, was born in Russell County, Kentucky, in 1830, and died at Marion, that state, in 1895. He acquired a large amount of land and was one of the largest farmers in the state. T. H. Carter, father of Doctor Carter and now a resident of Garden City, Kansas, was born at Marion, Kentucky, in 1855. All his active career has been spent in farming; In 1904, on leaving Kentucky, he settled at Selden, Kansas, and in 1913 moved to a farm near Garden City. He is a republican in politics. T. H. Carter married Anna Postlethwaite. She was born in Marion, Kentucky, in 1864, and died at Selden, Kansas, in 1906. She was the mother of four children: Mary, wife of Mr. Runyon, a farmer in Phillips County, Kansas; David, who died at the age of seventeen; Dr. William W.; and Julia, wife of Curtis E. Bradburn, a real estate man at Garden City.

Doctor Carter attended the public schools of Crittenden County, Kentucky, graduated from the Marion High School in 1898, and after two years in the normal department of Valparaiso University in Indiana taught for two years in Crittenden County, Kentucky. He then entered the medical department of the University of Louisville, from which he graduated M. D. in 1906. In the same year he came to Kansas, and he practiced at Grainfield until the fall of 1911, when he entered upon his professional duties at Sharon Springs. His office and residence is on Front Street. Doctor Carter has been a considerable land owner here, and still retains interests as a cattleman, having in the fall of 1918 500 cattle on pasture.

During the past five years he has rendered some valued public service as county health officer of Wallace County, and has also been county coroner and for two terms was a member of the city council at Grainfield. He is also a director of the school board at Sharon Springs. He is a republican, and for the past two years has been Worshipful Master of Sharon Springs Lodge of Masons, and is a member of Grainfield Camp of the Modern Woodmen of America.

In 1903, at Marion, Kentucky, Doctor Carter married Miss Ada Nation, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John A. Nation, farmers living at Repton, Kentucky. Doctor and Mrs. Carter have one daughter, Gladys, born November 11, 1904.

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