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Amon Giles Carter[1, 2]

Male 1879 - 1955  (75 years)


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  • Name Amon Giles Carter 
    Born Dec 11, 1879  Crafton, Wise county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Apr 26, 1910  Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census May 15, 1910  Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1930  Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Died Jun 23, 1955  Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Greenwood Memorial Park, Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • His biography at the museum named for him:
      http://www.cartermuseum.org/about/amon-carter-bio
      TX Handbook Online:
      http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/CC/fca69.html
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      He worked before 1905 in San Francisco for an advertising company and moved that year to Fort Worth where he started his own advertising business.  He was advertising manager of the Fort Worth Star at its founding in 1906.  He promoted the merger of the Fort Worth Telegram in the Star and, by 1919, the Star had the largest circulation of any newspaper in Texas.  In 1922 he founded the first radio station in Fort Worth, WBAP.  He was also an aviation enthusiast and was responsible for three military air fields in Fort Worth for WW-I. He established the Amon G. Carter Foundation in 1945.
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      He appears on two 1910 censuses:
      1910 census, TX, Tarrant, Fort Worth
      -- ed 130, 14-B, April 26, 809 S. Main St, HH 308/352
      Carter, Amon G, head, M, W, 31, m1 8 yrs, TX, TX, TX, secretary, newspaper
      Carter, Etta T, wife, F, W, 30, m1 8 yrs, 1/1 child, TX, TX, TX
      Carter, Bertice, dau, 6, CA, TX, TX
      Coleman, Janie, cook, F, B, 19, TX, TX, TX, cook, private family
      -- ed 121, 18-A, May 15, 818 W. ??? St., (no HH info)
      Carter, Amon G, head, M, W, 31, m, TX, TX, TX, newspaper
      Carter, Zetta T, wife, F, W, 30, m, TX, TX, TX
      Carter, Bertice, dau, 6, CA, TX, TX
      Coleman, Janie, cook, F, B, 19, single, TX, TX, TX, cook
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    Person ID I136934  mykindred
    Last Modified May 19, 2011 

    Father William Henry Carter,   b. Apr 17, 1854, Coryell county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1915, Bowie, Montague county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Mother Josephine Annie Ream,   b. Feb 10, 1859, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 07, 1892, Crafton, Wise county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Married Nov 22, 1875 
    Notes 
    • -
      1880 census, TX, Wise, pct 3, p 9, ed 127, June 9, HH 57/61
      Carter, William H, W, M, 26, TX, TN, MS
      Carter, Josie A, W, F, 21, wife, AR, AR, TX
      Carter, Giles J, W, M, 30, bro, TX, TN, MS
      Carter, Giles A, 6/12, son, TX, TX, AR
      Harkins, William W, W, M, 18, boarder, AL, AL, AL
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      1900 census, TX, Montague, jp 4, ed 52, 2-A, June 4, HH 33/33
      Carter, William H, head, W, M, Apr 1854, 46, m 3 yrs, TX, TN, MS
      Carter, Ella P, wife, W, F, Nov 1866, 33, m 3 yrs, 1/1 child, GA, GA, GA
      Carter, Addie A, dau, Aug 1887, 12, TX, TX, AR
      Carter, Roy E, son, Apr 1898, 2, TX, TX, GA
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    Family ID F44808  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Zetta Thomas,   b. Abt 1880, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d.  
    Married Abt 1902  California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bertice Carter,   b. Aug 11, 1904, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 01, 1952, Dallas, Dallas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    Family ID F44805  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Nenetta Wiess (Burton),   b. Jun 18, 1895, Beaumont, Jefferson county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 18, 1983, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married Abt 1919 
    Divorced Feb 1941  Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1930 census, TX, Tarrant, Fort Worth, 16 wd, ed 220-69, 111-A, (T626-2396, p.111)
      Virginia Place, HH ??? (can't make out), all b. TX
      Carter, Amon G, head, M, W, 50, m at 38, pres & pub, newspaper
      "  , Amon G Jr, son, 10
      "  , Nenetta B, wife, F, W, 34, m at 22
      "  , Olive R, dau, 6
      Brooks, Laura Mae, niece, F, W, 23, single
      "  , Gene, nephew, 15
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      Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, TX, Jan. 7, 1941, p. 6
      Amon Carter Sued for Divorce
      FORT WORTH, Jan. 6 (AP) -- A divorce suit instituted by Nenetta Burton Carter against Amon Carter was on file in district court today.
      The petition stated that his want of attention and lack of affection had created a form of mental cruelty, which rendered their living together as husband and wife insupportable, thereby impairing the petitioner's health.
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      The Amarillo Globe, Feb. 5, 1941, p. 1
      Amon G. Carter is Divorced
      FORT WORTH. Feb. 5 (UP) -- Amon G. Carter, jovial "one-man publicity bureau" for the city and publisher of one of the largest papers in Texas, today had been divorced for the second time.
      Mrs. Nenetta Burton Carter was awarded a divorce in district court.  She filed the suit on Jan. 4 and alleged mental cruelty.  The had not lived together for several years.
      Carter did not contest the divorce.
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    Children 
    +1. Amon Gary Carter, Jr.,   b. Dec 23, 1919, Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jul 24, 1982, Dallas, Dallas county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
    +2. Living
    Family ID F44800  Group Sheet

    Family 3 Minnie Meacham,   b. Sep 30, 1902,   d. Jan 27, 1996, Fort Worth, Tarrant county, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 1947 
    Family ID F44806  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S2303] Amarillo Daily News, The, Amarillo Daily News, Amarillo, TX, Jan. 7, 1941, p. 6.

    2. [S2304] Amarillo Globe, The, Amarillo Globe, Feb. 5, 1941, p. 1.

    3. [S967] 1910 US federal census, 1910 census, TX, Tarrant, Fort Worth, ed 130, 14-B, April 26.

    4. [S967] 1910 US federal census, 1910 census, TX, Tarrant, Fort Worth, ed 121, 18-A, May 15.

    5. [S2555] 1930 US federal census, 1930 census, TX, Tarrant, Fort Worth, 16 wd, ed 220-69, 111-A, (T626-2396, p.111).



  
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