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Transcribed biography of Lewis B. Carter


Lewis Bruce Carter was born in Allen Co. Kentucky, Sept. 6, 1925 to John Henry & Tula (King) Carter. He has 2 sisters Mrs. Ralph (Ruby) Jent, of Plant City, Fla. Mrs. Willord (Ocei) Brawner of Holland, Ky. He has 2 living brothers Everett of Woodbrun, Ky. And John Rondel of Arthur Ill. In 1955 he had a brother killed in Plant City, Fla. Sammie Haywood.

Lewis father died when he was about 2 years old. After the death of his mother he left Allen Co. Ky. In 1941 to live with his sister and her family in Douglas Co. Ill. Ralph & Ruby Jent.

In Oct. 1942 the Jents and Lewis moved to Porter Co. Ind. To work on the Eagle Elm Farm south east of Kouts. Oct. 1944 he went to work at Ind. General in Valparaiso. Dec. 20, 1944 Lewis was called to service his great country as many young men. He was in the Army, serial no. 35 966 363, Aug. 10, 1946 he received an Honorable Discharge.

Lewis is a member of the Church of Christ in Valparaiso. He has been active in the work of the church.

He enjoys camping very much.

In 1944 he married Mary Louise Baum, one of 7 children of Leland Byron and Minnie (Stotle) Baum. Leland Jr. (Bud), Robert Francis, Harry Leroy, Loretta Mae, Vernon Howard, & Larry Gerald. All are living near Valparaiso.

Mary was born and raised in Malden, Indiana Porter Co. Feb. 28, 1928. The Baum family has been in Porter Co. Ind. Since 1835 when James Baum settled here. Mary is also a member of the Valparaiso Church of Christ.

For 17 years she cooked at the Union Center School in Union Twp. Her hobbies would be baking and decorating wedding cakes, and oil painting.

We have 2 daughters. Carol Joyce born Dec. 25, 1944 in Valparaiso. Carol went to Wheeler High School & Humboldt Institute, Minneapolis, Minn. She is married to Lon E. Fox son of Mr. and Mrs. Lon R. Fox of Ashville, N.C. Carol & Lon have a daughter Loretta Lee. They live in Adrian, Mich.

Sherry Jane was born April 5, 1949 in Valparaiso. She also went to Wheeler High School & Harding College in Searcy, Ark. For 3 years. At this time she is living in Lombard, Ill.

Carol and Sherry both have been baptized into Christ.

Carolyn Rippie made her home with us for a few years. We love her very much. Carolyn married Richard McBride in Valparaiso. Their home is near Charlotte N.C. They both are very active Christians, working with the Westside Church of Christ in Charlotte. Carolyn and Rick have 3 sons, Triston, Scott and Todd.

We have lived in Union Twps. Since 1953.

Source: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County. 1976. A Biographical History of Porter County, Indiana. Valparaiso, Indiana: American Revolution Bicentennial Committee of Porter County, Inc. 180 p.
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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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