Mable Carter – Obituary
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Death Of Former Union Young Lady
Mable, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. L. Carter, a well known lady of a family who resided for many years in Union county, died at the home of her parents near Hood River Friday afternoon.
Death was caused from fright following a runaway accident. Miss Carter was married a couple of years ago to Dr. E. D. Johnson, a prominent surgeon of Portland. She came up from Portland to Hood River to spend Christmas with her parents. On the way to the Carter farm, a mile and a half from town, the horses became unmanageable and ran away. After crossing the bridge at Hood River the team broke away from the sleigh leaving the occupants apparently unharmed. Mrs. Johnson, however, was thrown into convulsions by the fright she sustained, and although medical aid was summoned at once, failed to recover.
Mable Carter, as she was known before her marriage to Dr. Johnson, was reared from childhood in Union county, her father being in the earlier years a resident of La Grande and later a druggist at Island City, then a resident of Union where he served two terms as county superintendent.
Mable was the oldest daughter of the family, the children besides herself being two brothers and two sisters. She was an elocutionist of ability and was at one time an instructor in a prominent school of this character in Chicago and later at the head of an elocutionary department in the Williamette University at Salem.
Her death will be deeply deplored by the many friends of the family in Union County and in Baker County where she had many friends and acquaintances.
Reprint from the Baker Democrat Dec 1908
Contributed by: Larry Rader