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An opportunity for the Cartter family to communicate - if you're one of us, jump in! If you're not a Cartter, leave a comment someplace anyway - I'd like to know who's stopping by. Otherwise, I'm just going to ramble until a Cartter comes in with questions... Astutia Et Animo

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Wednesday, October 26, 2005

New E-mail Address

First, I apologize for not blogging more often - I have this thing called "a life" that gets in the way of the blog(s) quite often.

Second, I am in the process of moving my e-mail to carycartter AT gmail DOT com - first, because for a free service, it rocks. Second, because for a free service, it provides (currently) 2.65 gigs (yes, gigs with a G) of storage - free. No auto-delete, all conversations remain grouped... go. Now. Check it out here.

And I'll try to get something a little more interesting up soon.

I promise.

Tuesday, October 11, 2005

Cartter Memorial

Saturday morning, before I headed over to Johnston, Ohio for Bob and Sheila's wedding, I visited Lake View Cemetery to see if I could find a few ancestors. First, a big thank you to Anita at the Lake View office, who was kind enough to look up the gravesites for me. It was, appropriately enough, a windy and damp morning, with rain trying to fall and the temperatures in the brisk range. Beautiful weather. I remember what comes next, and it's white - so I don't miss the Ohio weather too much.

This is a picture of Section 5 plot 1 in Lakeview Cemetery. The corner of this section is for Justice David K. Cartter and his family. The headstones are, from left to right, his son Lt. David K. Cartter, the Judge, and the Judge's wife, Nancy Hanford Cartter.

As mentioned earlier, Lt. Cartter died of Typhoid Fever while at Ft. Scott, Kansas during the Civil War.

This is a closeup of the Judge's headstone.

A closeup of his wife's headstone.

Another view of the Cartter memorial.

After I took the pictures of the headstones, I took a tour of the Jeptha Wade Chapel. This building was designed and built by the grandson of Jeptha Wade as a memorial to the elder. The inside was designed and installed by Louis Comfort Tiffany (yes, that Tiffany) and depicts the Old and New Testaments on either wall, with the Glorious Resurrection in the center window. The two bronze doors were cast in Cleveland and each one weighs two tons, yet they are so well balanced they can be opened or shut with one hand.

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And I promise, I'll have pictures up soon.

Traveling was not exciting, which is a good thing. Exciting plane rides rarely end with "and they lived happily ever after."

I did get to Lakeview Cemetery, located Judge Cartter's plot, memorial, and headstone. Pictures to follow.

I also toured the Jeptha Wade Chapel on the ground of Lakeview.

Wow. Wait till you see those pictures. I'll have them up, soon. Gotta work my butt off this week, since I am traveling again on Friday and as an hourly pogue I still need to squeeze as many hours in as possible, even in a short week.