George N. Carter, jeweler, dealer in watches and silverware, and a leading young citizen of Tullahoma, Tennessee, was born in Tuscumbia, Alabama, in 1859, and is the son of James Carter, a native of Virginia. He father immigrated when quite small with his parents to Bedford County, Tennessee, where, in 1830, our subject’s grandfather, grandmother, and five children were burned to death in their residence, the house having been set on fire from a stove.
Reared in the town of his birth, he attended the public schools. In 1878 he succeeded his father in the jewelry business at Tuscumbia, continuing until 1881, when his health failed him, and he traveled for two years in the photograph business. In 1883 he entered the jewelry store of John W. Rooth, at Shelbyville, Tennessee, remaining with him until January 2, 1883, when he came to Tullahoma, and opened his present establishment.
Our subject is a member of the National Jeweler’s League, and also of the Christian Church. In politics he is a democrat.