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Carter, Rodney Forsyth


Age: 0, credited to Unknown
Unit(s): USN
Service: Acting 3rd ASST ENG, USN, appt 12/13/63

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Birth: 02/20/1838, Deering, NH
Death: 07/17/1912

Burial: Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
Gravestone researcher/photographer: Tom Ledoux
Findagrave Memorial #: 90627075


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, ../../...., GA; widow Emma C., 7/31/....
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
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Remarks: None


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Loudon Park Cemetery, Baltimore, MD

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Rodney F. Carter


Rodney Forsyth Carter, of Hardwick, is carrying on a very large and satisfactory business as proprietor of the Standard Granite Company's quarries, which are located about one and onehalf miles southeast of the village. He was born February 20, 1838, in Deering, Hillsboro county, New Hampshire, which was also the native place of his parents, Rev. David S. and Naomi (Forsyth) Carter. The father was a Methodist clergyman, who did most of his work in New Hampshire.

Rodney F. Carter served an apprenticeship at the trade of a machinist and mechanical engineer, and during the Civil war was an engineer in the United States navy, serving from 1861 until 1865. He enlisted as third assistant engineer, and was promoted to first assistant engineer. At the close of the war he embarked in the merchant marine service, having charge of a vessel running to South America, and visting all of the more important ports of that continent. In 1867 he accepted the charge of a steamship running between Baltimore and New Orleans, later having an interest in a line of boats plying between Baltimore and New York city. Locating in Montpelier, Vermont, in 1876, he engaged in the granite business there with Sumner Kimball, and soon after opened quarries at Ryegate. He continued there twelve years, buying out his partner after two years, and conducted a prosperous business. In 1888 he removed to Hardwick, and here he has developed a fine business, the quarries producing one of the finest grades of granite in the world, for which he has ready sale, supplying material for monumental and building purposes, to leading firms at home and abroad. He has put up over one hundred thousand dollars' worth of monumental work on the field of Gettysburg.

He is a man of great energy and enterprise, possessing rare business ability, and is sure of success in almost any undertaking.

In April, 1867, he was married at Baltimore to Miss Emma C. Zastrow, a daughter of Frederick and Charlotte (Emrich) Zastrow, natives of Stettin and Frankfort-on-the-Main, respectively. Mrs. Carter was born in Baltimore, and has borne twelve children, six of whom are living. Of these, three sons are prosperously engaged in the monumental business in Hardwick. There are three daughters, Naomi, Emma B. and Ruth.. The eldest is the wife of Elton Darden, of Baltimore.

Genealogical and family history of the state of Vermont, edited by Hiram Carleton, p 675.