James Blevins Carter
1930

    MOTOR ACCIDENT FATAL TO CARTER

   Man Struck by Car on Market Street Bridge Dies Saturday Morning.


  James Blevins Carter, 35 residing at 507 Fairpoint street, North Chattanooga, died in a local hospital at 8:20 O'clock Saturday morning from injuries received
on the night of February 13, when he was struck by an automobile at the corner of Frazier and North Market streets.
  The body of Mr. Carter was removed to Wann's and prepared for burial. Surviving him are his mother, Mrs. M. A. Carter: four sisters, Mrs. George Haley of
New Orleans: Mrs. Sam Corney: Mrs. Fred Bennett and Mrs. R. A. Terrell, this city.
  Mr. Carter came here Tuesday morning from New. Orleans. He was a first lieutenant in the quartermaster department overseas for almost three years, being one of the last of the service men to return to the United States. He saw service in England, France and Germany.
  Funeral services will be held from the residence at 10 O'clock Monday morning, the Rev. E. L. McConnell Officiating. Interment will follow in Chattanooga Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be W. L. Rutledge, C. M. Slaughter, Prentys word, W. F. Chambers, Wilkes T. Thrasher and F.C. Bickers. J. B. Carter was hit by a car occupied by Milton and Alton Farrah, young white men on the Market street
bridge Thursday afternoon.
  The two young men, who are cousins, were arrested by detective Joe Paradiso and charged with manslaughter. They had been charged with assault with an automobile
before the death of Carter.
  Both of the defendants deny driving the car. Alton Farrah was arrested at the scene of the accident, while Milton deserted the car and was picked up later. They will be given a preliminary hearing in Police court sometime next week.
February 1930.

Additional info by submitter: Ivelyn Kay Skelton Blanton. James is my cousin. He is the son of James M and Martha A. Simmerman Carter. 
    


Submitted by Ivelyn Kay Skelton Blanton
k_blanton@yahoo.com