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(From the Marinette Eagle-Star, 1938)

Death Claims David Carter

Long-time Resident Succumbs in Home on South Shore Today

David Carter, 88, a longtime resident of Marinette county, passed away in his home on the South Shore across from Camp Wehakee Monday afternoon.

Born in Green Bay on Jan. 9, 1850, Mr. Carter was a survivor of the Peshtigo fire, having taken refuge in the river. After the fire he came to Marinette and had remained here since. He had been ill with heart trouble for the past five years.

Besides his widow he is survived by the following children: John J., city; Mrs. Walter Zinn, Menominee; William B., at home; Leo, at home; Joseph, White Earth, North Dakota; Fred, Denver, Colo.; David Jr., Porterfield; Mrs. Andrew Carlson, Menominee, and Mrs. Herman Wilke, city, also one sister, Mrs. Herman Leisner, Escanaba, Mich., and twenty-five grandchildren.

The body is at the McLain Funeral home. Funeral arrangements are not complete, and will be announced on Wednesday.

Submitted by Jim Carter

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