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Luther Carter

Luther Carter
Full Name: Martin Luther Carter
Birth date: April 2, 1886
Death date: July 18, 1971

Terms of Service

  • House, 34th (1) (2) (3) (4) Legislature
    1/12/1915 - 1/9/1917
(1) Clarksville. Biennial Report of the Secretary of State of the State of Texas: List of Senators and Representatives .
(2) Clarksville. House Journal .
(3) Clarksville, Red River County. Members of the Texas Congress 1836-1845; Members of the Texas Legislature 1846-2004 2005.
(4) Detroit. Texas Legislative Manual .

Biographical Notes and Resources


Other Resources

  • Census of 1900 - Martin L. Carter, Red River County, Texas, age 13, born April 1887 in Texas, in household of father Lee M. Carter and mother Cinthia A. Carter.
    Census of 1910 - Luther Carter, Red River County, Texas, age 24, born circa 1886 in Texas, laborer/odd jobs, boarder in the home of John and Stella Mass.
    Census of 1920 - L. Carter, Hugo (incorporated place), Choctaw County, Oklahoma, age 33, born circa 1887 in Texas, attorney, spouse Myrtle.
    Census of 1930 - Luther Carter, San Angelo, Tom Green County, Texas, age 44, born circa 1886 in Texas, insurance salesman, spouse Mrs. Luther Carter.
    Census of 1940 - Luther M. Carter, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas, age 54, born circa 1886 in Texas, life insurance salesman, spouse Myrtle. Last place of residence on 4/1/1935: Dallas. FamilySearch . 1930 1940
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  • Martin Luther Carter, birth date 4/2/1886 in Texas; death date 7/18/1971 in Beaumont, Jefferson County; life underwriter - life insurance; father Lee Carter; wife Mrs. Myrtle Carter; removal to Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, Oklahoma, 7/21/1971. FamilySearch Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 .
  • Martin Luther Carter, permanent home address in Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, birth date 4/2/1886, age 32, lawyer, mother Mrs. C.A. Carter, registration date 9/12/1918. FamilySearch United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 .
  • Luther M. Carter, birth date 4/2/1886, death date 7/18/1971, burial in Mount Olivet Cemetery, Hugo, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, with spouse Myrtle T. Carter. Find a Grave .
  • Occupation and religious affiliation, 34th Legislature. "Occupations of Members of Legislative House," 3/14/1915, p. 4. Galveston Daily News .
  • Luther Carter of Hugo, Oklahoma, marriage to Miss Myrtle Turner in 1919; attorney at the law firm of Dickson & Carter; brother Dr. M.L. (Madison Lafayette) Carter, president of First State Bank; candidate for 27th Judicial District Judge in Oklahoma, 1926 (biographical sketch in candidate announcement notes his service in the Texas Legislature from Red River County for one term); Mr. and Mrs. Luther Carter lived in Beaumont, Texas, as of October 1958. Latimer County News-Democrat (Wilburton, Oklahoma), 6/6/1919, p. 5; Hugo Husonian and the Choctaw Herald (Hugo, Oklahoma), 2/6/1920, p. 1; "To the Voters of the 27th Judicial District," Kiamichi Valley News (Antlers, Oklahoma), 6/25/1926, p. 1; "Return to Beaumont After Visiting Here," Hugo Daily News (Hugo, Oklahoma), 10/15/1958, p. 3. Newspapers.com .
  • Luther Carter, "at one time represented Red River county in the legislature." "Patient from Hugo," 5/12/1920, p. 1. Paris Morning News .
  • "Luther Carter, district manager of the State Mutual Life Insurance company, attorney and former state legislator," "Morgan Names Council Slate," Beaumont, 2/9/1942, p. 6. Port Arthur News .
  • Obituary, Luther Carter, 7/19/1971, p. 7. Port Arthur News .
  • "Luther Carter has agreed to teach at Scatter Creek." "Educational," Clarksville Times, 6/28/1910, p. 1, crediting Red River County Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • Moved to Hugo, Oklahoma, around 1916. "Luther Carter, representative from Red River County in the last legislature, left for Hugo, where he will make his future home." "Forty Years Ago," Clarksville Times, 8/17/1956, p. 7, crediting Red River County Public Library. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries) .
  • 34th Legislature (1915) - Luther Carter, postoffice Detroit, nativity Texas, age 28 (born circa 1887), teacher, 28 years in Texas, Democrat. Texas Legislative Manual .
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