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William Arthur Carter

William Arthur Carter

Male 1890 - 1962  (71 years)

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  • Name William Arthur Carter 
    Born 24 Feb 1890  Bismark, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 1962  East Masonic-186-3-1/2-2, Mount Olivet Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I8291  Watson Clan Tree
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2012 

    Father James W Carter 
    Mother M Harding 
    Family ID F5437  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Ancestors Glennie Moore,   b. 9 May 1892, Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1928, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 35 years) 
    Married 17 Aug 1915  Arkadelphia, Clark, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F5997  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Ancestors Kathryn Hannah Cummings,   b. 1 Sep 1894, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1968, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 31 May 1930  Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 4
    Last Modified 18 Jun 2012 
    Family ID F5436  Group Sheet

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    William Arthur Carter (1890-x)

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    William Arthur Carter (1890-1962) - Headstone
    William Arthur Carter (1890-1962) - Headstone

  • Sources 
    1. [S18] Utah Marriage Index, beta.familysearch.org (Reliability: 2).
      Groom's Name: William Arthur Carter
      Groom's Birth Date: 24 Feb 1890
      Groom's Birthplace: Arkansas
      Groom's Age: 40
      Bride's Name: Kathryn Hanna Cummings
      Bride's Birth Date: 01 Sep 1894
      Bride's Birthplace: Salt Lake
      Bride's Age: 35
      Marriage Date: 31 May 1930
      Marriage Place: Salt Lake City
      Groom's Father's Name: Jas.W. Carter
      Groom's Mother's Name: M. Harding
      Bride's Father's Name: Marlo Cummings
      Bride's Mother's Name: Christina Decker
      Groom's Race: White
      Groom's Marital Status:
      Groom's Previous Wife's Name:
      Bride's Race: White
      Bride's Marital Status:
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M74589-8
      System Origin: Utah-EASy
      Source Film Number: 429136
      Reference Number:

    2. [S121] findagrave.com (Reliability: 2).
      Birth: 1889
      Death: 1962


      Burial:
      Mount Olivet Cemetery
      Salt Lake City
      Salt Lake County
      Utah, USA
      Plot: East Masonic_186_3 1/2 2

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      Imported from: UT State Historical Society
      Record added: Feb 02, 2000
      Find A Grave Memorial# 170120

    3. [S332] Grand Lodge of Utah, (http://www.utahgrandlodge.org/) (Reliability: 2).
      Most Worshipful Brother William Arthur Carter

      Most Worshipful Brother William Arthur Carter
      Most Worshipful Grand Master of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of Utah 1951.

      Brother William Arthur Carter, our Seventy-sixth Grand Master of the M: .W: .Grand Lodge, F. & A. M. of Utah, was born February 24, 1889, at Bismark, Hot Springs County, Arkansas, a son of James W. and Carrie L. Carter.

      He received his education at Arkadelphia, Arkansas, where he attended the grammar and high schools and at Ouochita College, Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

      He and Miss Glennie Moore, also of Arkadelphia. were married August 17, 1915, and shortly after their marriage moved to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he was associated with the Grand Trunk Railway Company and Postum Cereal Company for two years.

      On June 1, 1917, he joined The Penn Mutual Life Insurance Company as a Life Underwriter at Grand Rapids, Michigan. He was transferred by that company to Salt Lake City in December, 1917, to take the position of Office Manager which he occupied until September 21, 1921, when he was advanced to the position of General Agent. He continued in that position until June 1, 1938. when he relinquished managerial duties on advice of his physician, on account of a heart impairment. He is still associated with that company, however, with the title of Associate General Agent.

      Mrs. Carter passed away February 13, 1928, in Salt Lake City and two years later, May 31, 1930, Brother Carter and Miss Kathryn C. Cummings of Salt Lake City were married.

      Since coming to Salt Lake City he has been very active in civic affairs. He is a member and Past President of the Salt Lake City Kiwanis Club; a member of the Salt Lake City Chamber of Commerce and for three years served on the Board of Governors of that organization; Past President of the Salt Lake Country Club; member and Past President of the Bonneville Knife and Fork Club; past Board member and Chairman of the Budget Committee of the Salt Lake City Community Chest; Past President of the Family Service Society; also, active member and Past President of the Salt Lake City Underwriters' Association.

      Brother Carter became a Master Mason November 28, 1913, in Arkadelphia Lodge No. 381 of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. and on October G, 1922, affiliated with Argenta Lodge No.3 of Salt Lake City and was installed as Worshipful Master of that lodge in December, 1941.

      He received the degrees from the 4th to 32nd in the Scottish Rite Bodies of Utah at the Fiftieth Reunion held November 21, 22 and 23, 1927, and was honored with the rank and decoration of Knight Commander of the Court of Honor, December 12,1947. He was elected by the Supreme Council to that honor October 16, 1945, but illness prevented him from participating in the Investiture made on the other six members on January 10, 1946.

      In the American (York) Rite of Freemasonry he was Exalted November 7. 1923, in Salt Lake Chapter, Royal Arch Masons. Salt Lake Chapter No.5 and Utah Chapter No.1 were consolidated by mutual agreement in 1933 and Brother Carter served Utah Chapter No.1 as High Priest during the Masonic year 1946-47; he was Greeted March 30, 1940, in Utah Council No.1, Royal and Select Masters; Knighted March 31, 1943, in Utah Commandery No.1, Knights Temple and on May 27, 1950, was Installed Knight Companion in Bonneville Conclave No. 25, Red Cross of Constantine.

      He was Created a Noble of the Mystic Shrine, A.A.O.N.M.S., in EI Kalah Temple on October 24, 1928, and is now serving that body as Oriental Guide.

      He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Intermountain Unit. Shriners' Hospitals for Crippled Children.

      Brother Carter having had thirty-five years experience in the business world, seventeen of which were in an executive position of importance and responsibility and more particularly because of his many years of activity in and devotion to Masonry, we believe him to be well qualified and will perform the duties of Grand Master during the coming year in a manner acceptable to all.

      When he has concluded his term of office as M:.W:.Grand Master he will have served eight years as a Grand Lodge Officer, in the following order:

      January 25, 1944 Grand Marshal
      January 23, 1945 Grand Marshal
      January 29, 1946 Grand Marshal
      January 28, 1947 Grand Marshal
      January 27, 1948 Junior Grand Warden
      January 25, 1949 Senior Grand Warden
      January 24, 1950 Deputy Grand Master
      January 23, 1951 M:.W:.Grand Master

      Utah Grand Lodge Proceedings, 1951

      PGM, William Arthur Carter died on November 10, 1962 in Salt Lake City, Utah, Utah Grand Lodge Proceedings, 1963, page 68.

    4. [S332] Grand Lodge of Utah, (http://www.utahgrandlodge.org/) (Reliability: 2).
      Mrs. Carter passed away February 13, 1928, in Salt Lake City and two years later, May 31, 1930, Brother Carter and Miss Kathryn C. Cummings of Salt Lake City were married.