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From: "Vera Reeves" <>
Subject: [ARIZARD-L] Carter
Date: Tue, 24 Jul 2001 09:45:46 -0600
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John,

Goodspeed's Coffee County, TN

GEORGE N. CARTER, jeweler, dealer in watches and silverware, and a leading
young citizen of Tullahoma, Tenn., was born in Tuscumbia, Ala., in 1859, and
is the son of James Carter, a native of Virginia. He father immigrated when
quite small with his parents to Bedford County, Tenn., where, in 1830, our
subject's grandfather, grandmother, and five children were burned to death
in their residence, the house having been set on fire from a stove. Reared
in the town of his birth, he attended the public schools. In 1878 he
succeeded his father in the jewelry business at Tuscumbia, continuing until
1881, when his health failed him, and he traveled for two years in the
photograph business. In 1883 he entered the jewelry store of John W. Rooth,
at Shelbyville, Tenn., remaining with him until January 2, 1883, when he
came to Tullahoma, and opened his present establishment. Our subject is a
member of the National Jeweler's League, and also of the Christian Church.
In politics he is a Democrat.





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