50 years ago: Community mourns Caroline Carter’s passing

East-End-final-new-50-years-WEBIn the July 13, 1966 edition of the Caymanian Weekly, a precursor of the Cayman Compass, East End correspondent Charles Dixon wrote:

“Mr. Elbert Connor left on the 30th to work for National Bulk Carriers.

“Messrs. Francis Welcome, Lozeta Hydes, and McCrea Pearson left on July 3. They are employed by National Bulk Carriers.

“Arriving on the 3rd from Jamaica was Mrs. Josephine Pearson, who visited her sick husband Mr. Carlton Pearson. He is feeling much better and hopes to be back soon.

“Also on the flight were Mr. Goldwyn Welcome and Mr. Horace McLaughlin, who was hospitalized for some time.

“Mrs. Jenice McLaughlin and her 3-year-old son returned from Jamaica on the 30th.

“Mr. Elvit Conolly returned on the 3rd of July to spend his vacation. He works for National Bulk Carriers.

“Mrs. Caroline Elissa Carter passed away on the 4th of July in George Town, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Enna Sinclair, who had cared for her for many months prior to her death.

“Mrs. Carter was born on Sept. 5, 1879, at East End, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Absalom Jeffers. She was the eldest of 13 children and was married to Laban Myothan Carter in January 1904. From this union was born one daughter, Enna.

Her husband preceded her in death four years ago.

“Left to mourn her loss, besides her daughter and her son-in-law, are a granddaughter, 2 great grandchildren, sisters, Naomi, Enala and Adinah, nephew, Mr. T.E. McField and many friends.

“The funeral service was conducted at the Church of God (Full Gospel) on the 5th by Pastor Fossie Arch. The mortal remains were taken to East End where they were laid to rest at the East End Cemetery.”