For years a railroad
conductor, then a real estate dealer
and now one of the heads of a big insurance business, Capt. Charles R.
has become one of the leading prosperous citizens of St. Petersburg and
an active part in business and political affairs here. He has been a
the city commission for several years, was chairman for two years and
acting mayor several times. His present home is at 318 Fifth avenue
Capt. Carter was born April 30, 1878, in Lowndes
He attended the common schools in that county and began work with the
system of railroads, now the Atlantic Coast Line in 1898. He started as
flagman and in 1900 was promoted to be a conductor and was transferred
Florida division. He was put on the St. Petersburg run for the A. C. L.
and moved here in 1909 continuing with the railroad. In 1912 he left
railroad service and entered the real estate business with John Larson,
Capt. Carter married Miss Lula DeLoach, in Albany,
in 1912 and they have three children, Charles, Ann Elizabeth and Frank.
Carter’s mother, Mrs. Martha Carter, makes her home with him.
Capt. Carter is now associated with James G. Foley
Foley-Carter Company which specializes in insurance of all kinds with
estate as a side line. Capt. Carter was in the fire insurance business
1914 to 1917 and then bought an interest in the Foley-Carter Company.
Capt. Carter is a member of the Elks, I. O. O. F.
Woodmen lodges and also the Yacht, Rotary and Country Clubs. His
is golf and he believes that what St. Petersburg needs most is a pull
by everybody here, especially among the city officials.
Transcribed by Linda