Carter

Place Name: Carter Crest, Road, Way

Feature Type (Year Approved): Neighbourhood (1981), Road (1990), Road (1990)

Name Origins: Commemorative

Definition: 

English: occupational name from Middle English carter(e) ‘carter’ (Anglo-Norman French car(e)tier, Old French charetier, Medieval Latin carettarius, carettator).
From: Oxford Dictionary of Family Names in Britain and Ireland

Cultural Affiliation: English

Gender: Male

Naming Edmonton: From Ada to Zoie 

Robert I. Carter (1858-1931) was an agent for the Canadian government who advised Americans on their prospects as immigrants in Canada. In 1906, after numerous visits to Edmonton from his home in Ohio, he purchased a farm in what is now Terwillegar Park, naming it Riverside Farm. While Carter moved to Strathcona in 1910, his sons continued to work on the farm until 1946. Carter was active in the affairs of Strathcona, serving on the council for rural districts, as president of the Conservative Association of Strathcona and as a member of the Masonic Order. In 1923 Carter and his wife returned to the United States and lived in Long Beach, California, for the rest of their lives.

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