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Name Carter, Susan Ophelia, 1860-1946
Othernames Payne, Susan
Nicklas, Susan
Born 07/02/1860
Birthplace Gardner, Illinois
Father Carter, Lewis Wood, 1820-1894
Mother Carter, Rachel (Wheeler), 1835-1889
Spouse Payne, William Albert, 1854-1914, Nicklas, Joseph, 1859-1953
Children Payne, Louis Ansel, 1888-1900
Deceased 05/03/1946
Deceased where Sterling, Colorado

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Image of RG0846.AM - RG0846 Carter, Susan Ophelia, 1860-1946

RG0846.AM - RG0846 Carter, Susan Ophelia, 1860-1946

The collection contains Susan Ophelia Carter's diary, 1887. Up until May 1887, she taught school in Valley County, Nebraska. She then moved to Box Butte County, Nebraska, where she and her fiancée, Will Payne, homesteaded. They married October 29, 1887. Colleen Switzer transcribed the diary and added biographical and genealogical information about Carter, her extended family, and other people from Valley and Box Butte Counties. A map shows the various routes of journeys referred to in the diary. The original diary also has printed reference information, a list of Carter's correspondents, personal expense receipts, home health remedies, and recipes for cakes and pickles.