CARTER Francis J (c1868 - ?)
Posted by on January 01 1970 00:05:42
Francis John Carter stood for election to Stroud UDC in 1928

On 23 March 1928 The Stroud Journal published pen portraits (with photographs) of the 27 candidates

Mr Francis John Carter of Labrook Cottages, Acre St, Stroud is also seeking Council honours for the first time. He is a retired postman and thus has ample time to devote to the affairs of the town, if elected. By a wide circle of friends his best known as “Sergeant Carter” for in the days before the war he was the crack shot of the old Stroud Volenteers. He served during the War, attaining the rank of Sergt. Major.

He was unsuccessful on this occasion coming 20th in the contest for 18 seats.

The 1901 census records a postman called Francis J Carter (aged 33 born in Witney, Oxfordshire) living in Tower Hill (now known as Parliament Street) with his wife Amelia (aged 27 born in Stroud) and their 3 children Ethel (aged 7 ) Charles W (aged 5) and Frederick G (aged 4). A Francis Carter is recorded as marrying in Stroud in the October – December Quarter in 1893 (Stroud register 6a, page 650) On the same page is an Amelia Louisa Neale and it is assumed that this is their marriage.