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Cater-Carter Book Update

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An addition to Chapter Four: The Life of Mary CATER (8-1) and William MANLEY is now available for download.

The Table of Contents and Record of Changes have been updated accordingly.

Please continue to notify me of any errors you might find or any suggested changes, improvements or information that I may have overlooked or would like to be considered for addition.

Carter Family Reunion

Ed. Note Any or all of the following information is subject to change. Updates will be made as they become available. I am providing this information to you early in order to allow you plenty of opportunity to make arrangements to attend. See you there!

CARTER FAMILY REUNION
P R O P O S E D
JUNE 25-27, 2015
WINTER QUARTERS (OMAHA), NEBRASKA

THURSDAY, JUNE 25

6:00-9:00PM: MEET AND GREET at the home of Morgan & Kathy Wise, 14913 Laurel Ave, Omaha, NE

Cookout Dinner: Grilled Omaha Steaks and Burgers, Firecracker Corn on the Cob, Tossed Green Salad, Watermelon, Pop or Water

Fireside Musical Performance: “Refuge and Rest” (title piece of the pioneer cantata written by Daniel L. Carter and Jo Fankhauser) and “Come Home to Kanesville” (another production by Jo Fankhauser) will be performed by a vocal ensemble by the glow of firelight.

Door Prize Drawing (to include various Nebraska/Iowa-made gifts (must be present to win)); Distribution of Itinerary and Area Maps

Bring your own chairs!!!

FRIDAY, JUNE 26

9:30-10:15AM: MORMON PIONEER CEMETERY, 3301 State Street, Omaha, NE

Spirits of the Pioneers: Dominicus, John H, William F and Eliza Ann will tell their stories, portrayed by descendants

Hymn sing: “Come, Come Ye Saints”, original pioneer tune written at Winter Quarters to be sung by all

10:30AM-12:00 NOON: MORMON TRAIL CENTER AT HISTORIC WINTER QUARTERS, 3215 State Street, Omaha, NE

Guided Tour: See a reproduction of Dominicus Carter’s blacksmithing advertisement in the Trail Center as well as life-sized oxen, handcarts, sod cabin, etc. Church Missionary, Sister Terry Latey, will also speak to us about the Pioneer Research Group which was founded at Winter Quarters.

12:00-2:00PM: LUNCH ON YOUR OWN

2:00-4:00PM: KANESVILLE TABERNACLE, 222 East Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA

Ice Cream Social: Iowa’s own Blue Bunny ice cream will be served as we regroup for the afternoon.
Movie “A Legacy More Precious Than Gold: Contribution of the Mormon Battalion” and Mormon Battalion Memorabilia: Accompany Richard Carter on his march from Kanesville to New Mexico.
Tabernacle Self-Guided Tour: A reproduction of the site where Brigham Young was sustained as LDS President
Family Photographs: Descendants of each Carter ancestor will be grouped together for photographs

4:00-6:00PM: AUTO TOUR OF HISTORICAL SITES

Caravan to historical sites: Guided tour by LDS Omaha Stake Patriarch, Church & Local Historian Gail Holmes, we will depart from the Tabernacle and visit the sites of Carterville, the Mormon Battalion mustering grounds and Grand Encampment. Signed copies of Gail’s booklet on local church history sites may be available for purchase.

SATURDAY, JUNE 27

10:00-1:00PM: BREAKFAST MEETING at the LDS Elkhorn Meeting House, 17606 Spaulding Street, Omaha, NE

Breakfast: Egg, Meat & Cheese Casserole, Pancakes, Fresh Fruit, Juice or Water

Keynote Speaker: _________________ of Family Search will talk on the topic of telling our stories

Speaker: Paul & Karen Larsen, Church and Local Historians, will talk on the topic of research and publishing stories. Signed copies of the Larsen’s book may be available for purchase. Copies of the church booklet co-authored by Karen Larsen will be provided to each in attendance if available.

Family Meeting:

  • Family History Developments
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Election
  • Adjourn
  • Farewell gift to all present

Registration by May 30, 2015

Meet and Greet Cookout Dinner and Fireside (Cost of supplies or we can ask BYO Meat & Beverage)

Mormon Trail Center Tour (Free but need an idea of number attending)

Ice Cream Social (Free but need an idea of number attending)

Kanesville Tabernacle Movie and Self-Guided Tour (Free but need an idea of number attending)

Breakfast Meeting (Cost of catered meal)

At the time of promotion to the family, I will provide a brief description and websites for various historical sites nearby such as Nauvoo, Independence, Liberty Jail, Haun’s Mill, Chimney Rock, Nebraska Archway, and other attractions that family members can choose to visit while in the area as well as local campgrounds, hotels and airport information.

Dexter Clinton SNOW (1932-2011)

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Dexter Clinton Snow - 1932-2011

Dewey WILKINS (1898 – 1977)

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Dewey Wilkins - 1898-1977

Delbert Lynn MATHEWS (1915-1998)

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Delbert Lynn Mathews - 1915-1998

Cater-Carter Book Updates

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An update (Errata 1) to Chapter Three: The Life of Richard CATER (I) in America is now available for download.

An update (Errata 2) to Chapter Four: The Life of John CATER (6) and Mary WITTUM is now available for download.

The Table of Contents and Record of Changes have been updated accordingly.

Please continue to notify me of any errors you might find or any suggested changes, improvements or information that I may have overlooked or would like to be considered for addition.

Clara Marie GOODWIN (1909-1944)

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Clara was the daughter of Clyde GOODWIN and Myrtle Mae NEATEROUR. She married John Howard BREST.

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Charles Fletcher CARTER (1886-1949)

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Charles Fletcher Carter - 1886-1949

Avuncles and Niblings: Unusual words for the family

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The words we use for family members in English are specific about some things, and vague about others. Our vocabulary marks a distinction between our mother and her sisters (some languages use one word for mother and maternal aunts), but doesn’t say whether siblings are older or younger (some languages have different words for brother and sister depending on their age relative to you). We lack words that pick out particular family members (we have “cousin,” but what about child-of-my-father’s-brother?) as well as certain general terms (we have “siblings” for brothers-and-sisters, but what about nieces-and-nephews?)

If you look hard enough, you can find some words to help fill in the gaps. Here are 11 unusual English kinship words for family members.

To see the list: Little-Known Words for Specific Family Members