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A. Bion Carter

Carter, A. Bion, banker; born in Great Bend, N.Y., June 23, 1857; son of Asa T. and Amanda (Cross) Carter; educated in school at Great Bend, and Ives Seminary, Antwerp, N.Y.;  

married, Boonville, N.Y., Oct. 17, 1883, Lelia M. Wentworth; children: Lulu I., Helen W., Erma L. Was telegraph operator on Utica & Black River Railroad at age of 16; enered land office of Leroy De Chammont, Carthage, N.Y., later entered employ of G. M. Ratchford & Co ., sole leather tanners, Otter Lake, N.Y.; became manager of the large Moose River Tanneries serving until their close; engaged in drug business at Carthage, and was employed with Hon. Le Roy Crawford, Chase's Lake, N.Y., making extract of hemlock bark for tanning purposes: manager of large tannery at Fine, N. Y., for U. S. Leather to., until its close in 1902. 

Organized National Exchange Bank of Carthage, and has been its president since 1902. Treasurer Wilna Farms Co., and Security and Real Estate Co. Republican. President Board of Education of Carthage High School; Odd Fellow (trustee of lodge) ; Royal Arch Mason, Knight Templar, Shriner. Club: Carthage. Address: Carthage.

Source:  Builders of Our Nation, Men of 1914 pub. Men of Nineteen-Fourteen, Chicago, Ill. 1915.

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