The Carter Girls

Nettie, Annie, Nellie Carter daughters of Mary Louisa Ray and Charles Henry Carter.

Annie Catherine Carter King

 From the family of Mary Louisa Ray and Charles Henry Carter:  
Annie was born 30 Jan 1902 in Scott Co., Missouri and died  20 Oct 1996 in Herrin, Williamson, Illinois.  She married Homer King  in 1921 in Scott Co., Missouri. 
Her children:  

Kathryn King 1923 –
Mildred Fay King 1927 – 2011
Virginia King 1930 –
Nadine King

Nettie Odela Carter Adkins

Another child of Mary Louisa Ray and Charles Henry Carter -
Nettie Odela Carter was born Jan. 18, 1900 in Wayne Co., Mo, probably around Black Creek or Lost Creek.  She is listed on the 1900 in Johnson Township, Carter, Missouri
In 1910 she is in Williams, Wayne, Missouri .   In 1920, she is  20 and on the Richland, Scott, Missouri census and by 1930 she is married the Thomas L. Adkins and is buried in Deepwater, Bates, Missouri .   She died  in Nov 1934 in Bates County and is buried in Radford Cemetery.

Nellie Carter King

Nellie Carter was born about 1905 in Wayne Co., Missouri to Mary Louisa RAY and her husband Charles Henry CARTER.   She is listed on the  1910 census for Wayne and on the Scott Co., Mo census for 1920.  She married Jesse King. Nothing more is known. 

A Mystery No More : Ray-Carter Line

When this photo was first discovered no one had any clues who these people were.  The first of two clues was that it belonged to Effie Algerty Ray Conner Hudson and the second clue that on a second image of just the same three women the names "Annie, Nellie, and Nettie" were penciled on the back.

Finally, the mystery has been solved, although many still remain.

Effie had a sister Mary Louisa Ray who married Charles Henry Carter. They settled in Scott Co., Mo.  They had daughters Nellie, Nettie, Annie, and Julie C. Carter.    Left to right the women above are: Annie Catherine Carter King (wife of Homer), Nellie Carter, and Nettie Carter King (wife of Jesse).  The children are thought to be Annie's daughters.   

Effie and Mary Louisa were the daughters of Drury Edward Ray and Harriet Anna Rowe Ray. The other siblings were:  Lucy Elizabeth Ray Hurst Lord, Julius Harriet Ray and Wilson Edward Ray,


Minature Leather Work - Curtis Hudson

Curtis R. Hudson when he was about 13-15 years old crafted some minatures including a saddle, holster, and chaps. During that time period he was living in Seibert, Colorado. See more here.

Buckeye, Arizona Rodeo Parade ca 1963

Shown left to right Marvin J. Hudson, Curtis R.Hudson and Roy C. Hudson in Buckeye, Arizona.


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