Edward Franklin "Frank" Carter


parents: Williamson Carter and Eleanor F Andis


Birth:  20 Dec 1875  Lee Co, VA
Death:  11 Oct 1955  Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
Burial:  Hillcrest Cemetery, Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM

Marriage #1

Almyra M Cooper

01 Mar 1894 Lee Co, VA


Worley Allen Carter 14 Jul 1897
Edward Gray Carter 13 Jun 1898
Ida Estelle Carter 16 Apr 1900
Katye Gertrude Carter 30 Jun 1904
Helen M Carter 29 Jun 1907
Rosie Nell Carter 30 Jun 1909
children of Edward Franklin Carter and Almyra M (Cooper) Carter


1880 Federal census Rocky Station, Lee, VA - age 5 (view census information)
1900 Federal census Salem, Lee, VA - age 24 (view census information)
1910 Federal census Appalachia, Wise, VA - age 33 (view census information)
Ancestry.com WWI Civilian Draft Database
San Diego Union, San Diego, CA Obituaries
Dona Ana Co, NM Obituaries
Claiborne Co, TN Courthouse, Tazewell, TN Marriage records (Wanda Turner personally viewed and copied or transcribed)
Find a Grave volunteer Dave Poling Tombstone photos - West Virginia National Cemetery, Pruntytown, Taylor, WV
Find-a-Grave volunteers Rick Kauffman and Gerrie Jones Dickens-Yates Tombstone and cemetery photos - Brookside Memorial Park, Houston, Harris, Texas
Find a Grave volunteer Kay Tombstone and cemetery photos - Pensacola Memorial Garden, Pensacola, Escambia, FL
Find-a-Grave volunteers Margaret and Tory Tombstone and cemetery photos - Hillcrest Cemetery, Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM
Family records Records belonging to Ronald Reford Carter
Family records Records belonging to Edward Ashley Fendt
Family records Photos from the collection of Shirley (Head) Mellons and Wanda Turner
Family research Research belonging to Valerie Boman and Debra Branigan

Miscellaneous Information
1) Wife of Edward Franklin Carter: Almyra M Cooper - born 1873 Lee Co, VA; died 20 Aug 1961 Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM; obituary; buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM; daughter of James Tennessee Cooper (25 Dec 1853 Montgomery Co, VA-24 Aug 1954 Lee Co, VA) and Mildred M Kirk (15 Jun 1842 Stone Creek, Lee, VA-01 Dec 1937 Lee Co, VA); James and Mildred buried Cooper-Parsons Cemetery, Pucketts Creek, Lee, VA; tombstone photo).

2) We have a copy of Edward Franklin Carter's WWI draft registration card.

3) News article regarding Edward.

4) We have a copy of Edward's obituary.

Photos and/or signatures

thanks to Wanda Turner for sharing all of the following photos


Eleanor (Andis) Maness, Carter and children

Back rowJohn Carter, James Carter, 
Andrew Russell Carter, Frank Carter
Front row:  Eleanor, Harvey Maness,  Charlie Maness 
and Mary (Carter) Stapleton. 
 Joseph (Joel) Carter is not pictured

date unknown

back row: Charles Huston Maness 
and James Monroe Carter 
 middle row: Edward Franklin Carter, 
John M Carter, unknown
Lucinda Stapleton Carter
Charles, James, Edward and John are sons 
of Eleanor (Andis) Maness, Carter

date unknown
Indian Creek, Tennessee

Kayte, Estelle and Helen Carter
daughters of Edward & Almyra Carter

c. 1920

Edward Franklin Carter

unknown date

the Edward Franklin Carter family home
photo taken on the wedding day of Edward & Elmira's daughter, 
Kayte Carter and Lunice T Horton

Wise Co, Virginia


Edward Franklin Carter, Andrew Russell Carter, 
Almyra (Cooper) Carter (wife of Edward) 
and Sarah Annice (Cooper) Carter (wife of Andrew)
Almyra is standing at the graves of two of her children - Edward Gray and Rosie Nell.

Maness Cemetery
Lee County, Virginia


Edward Franklin Carter

unknown date


Maude (Hart) Carter and Almyra

unknown date
New Mexico

Almyra (Cooper) Carter with her children

unknown date

thanks to Margaret for this photo


Edward Franklin Carter and his wife, Almyra M (Cooper) Carter

Hillcrest Cemetery
Las Cruces, Dona Ana, NM

thanks to Tory for this photo