Carter, Elwin S., was born in Porter, N. Y., October 12, 1850, a son of John and Mary A. (Clyde) Carter. John Carter was born in England in 1814 and came to America in 1823 with an uncle, his parents having died in England. He was a mason by trade and traveled in the South and various places until twenty-seven years of age, when he married and located in Youngstown, N. Y., where he has since resided. Elwin S. Carter was reared on a farm and educated in the common schools and Lockport Union School. He is a fruit grower and farmer, having 125 acres where he has resided for about fifteen years; he has in fruit thirty-five acres, mostly peach and pear. October 9, 1873, he married S. Amelia Spencer, born in Porter and daughter of C. S. and Mary Spencer. Mr. and Mrs. Carter had ten children: Charles E., John P., Carrie A., Herbert S., George R., Bessie H., Jessee H. (who died at the age of five months), Wesley C., Howard R. and Miriam C. Mr. Carter is an ardent Republican and has been very active; he has been town auditor and collector and elected supervisor of his town in 1897. He is a member of the A. O. U. W. and the Select Knights. In the fall of 1896 he was elected county committeeman by the Republican party in the town of Porter.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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