Joe H. Carter, Sr., died last Thursday, Sept. 18th, 1913, at 4:30 p.m. at the age of 72 years, from the effects of a stroke of paralysis. Mr. Carter suffered a stroke of paralysis about five years ago, but for a time was much improved and hopes were entertained of his ultimate recovery, but the past eight months he had grown worse, and for five months was practically helpless. Friday night, Sept. 24th, he suffered another stroke, from which he was unable to rally and from that time until his death was unable to speak or take any nourishment. He passed away quietly and easily, having been unconscious for several hours before the end came.
Joseph Henry Carter was born in Harrisonville, Mo., March 29th 1811, and at an early age learned the printers trade and embarked in the newspaper business in Kansas City, Mo. afterwards establishing a paper at Hunnewell and Caldwell, Kansas. He was one of the pioneers of Comanche County, having come to Coldwater in 1881, where he established the Coldwater Review. Later he took up land about nine miles northwest of this city, and established The Leader at Lexington, which paper was afterwards moved to Protection where he conducted it for about two years. He then removed to Oklahoma, where he connected with a newspaper at Beaver City, moving from there to a ranch in Woodward County. The last few years he has resided on a farm 8 miles northwest of this city.
Besides his wife, he leaves two sons, Joe H. Carter, Jr. of Alva, Okla., and Grover Carter of this place, three daughters, Mrs. Ed. Coles of Coldwater, Mrs. Julia McLaughlin of Protection, Laura Carter, Moberly, Mo., two brothers, R. L. Carter of Moberly, Mo., and Will Carter of Ft. Worth, Texas; and two sisters, Mrs. Anna Pomeroy and Mrs. Mollie Chalmers of St. Louis, Mo.
Funeral services were conducted at his home northwest of town Friday afternoon by Rev. Tanksley, of the Christian church of this city, after which the remains were laid to rest in the Protection cemetery, in the presence of a large assemblage of neighbors and friends.
The deceased was a typical pioneer, having a desire always to be among those who were blazing the trails to the westward. He saw some hard service in the Confederate army during the Civil War, and has ever since been an uncompromising southerner in his sentiments. He was loyal to his home and friends, and after having born his suffering and affliction so long and patiently, will be greatly missed by his loved ones and his host of friends, who will have the sympathy of the entire community.
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