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Title: Willis Carter
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A history of the loyal native sons and representative citizens of Warren county would not be complete should the name that heads this review be omitted. During a useful and successful life here he has labored diligently, not only to promote the interests of himself and family, but also those of the general public, being one of those neghborly, altruistic, generous-hearted men whom to know is to admire and respect. He has been devoted to the public welfare and in all his relations one of his ambitions has been to benefit the community and to advance its standards of citizenship. Personally, he is a man of pleasing address, approachable, unassuming, and the number of his friends are as the limits of his acquaintance.

Willis Carter, the efficient superintendent of the Warren county poor farm, was born in Illinois on the 7th day of February, 1865, and is the son of M. V. and Elizabeth (Day) Carter. M. V. Carter is a native of the state of Tennessee, who many years ago came north, beingan early settler in Illinois. In 1867 he came to Indiana and has lived here ever since, he and his wife now making their home in Williamsport. He is now practically retired from active labor, though he does some huckstering. They are the parents of seven children, namely: Willis, Mary, Henry (who died in Portland, Oregon), one who died unnamed, George, Nellie and Rose.

Willis Carter has always followed agricultural pursuits. His boyhood days were spent under the parental rood and he secured his education in the schools of the neighborhood. As soon as old enough, he started to work on his own account and his industry and economy were rewarded in that he was soon enabled to buy a farm of his own. His splendid farm is located in Liberty township, and it has always been maintained at the highest standard of excellence. Mr. Carter received the appointment as superintendent of the county poor farm and he is now devoting all of his time and attention to that position, which is, indeed, a responsible one. He has given to this official position the same careful attention and applied the same business principles which he does to his own private affairs, with the result that he has gained the commendation of all who are at all conversant with his work.

Mr. Carter ws united in marriage with Flora E. Helwig and they have two children, namely: Pearl is married and is the mother of one child, Forrest; Edward is at home.

Fraternally, Mr. Carter is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Modern Woodmen of America. His religious affiliation is with the Methodist Episcopal church, to which he gives an earnest support. He has the undivided confidence of his neighbors and friends, being regarded by them as strictly honest and upright in all his dealings.

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Date: 1/1/1913
Origin: Past and Present of Fountain and Warren Counties Indiana
Author: Thomas A. Clifton, Editor
Record ID: 00001032
Type: Book
Source Archive: Williamsport-Washington Township Public Library
Date Entered: 8/10/2001
Collection: William-Washington Township Public Library
Entered By: Leslie J. Rice

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