In accordance with this age of specialization in which comparatively few representatives of a profession attempt to master their calling in all of its branches but concentrate their energies, Dr. J. C. Carter, of Denison, is giving his attention, entirely to the treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, nose and throat. Born in Tennessee in 1871, he is a son of Columbus B. and Elmira (Saunders) Carr, both of whom live in Loudon county, Tennessee, the father being a native of East Tennessee and the mother of Virginia. In the family were nine children: Lola, the wife of L. M. Lee, of Lenore City, Tennessee; Sallie, the wife of Rev. James E. Hughes, of Knoxville, Tennessee; Thomas F., who resides in Bonham, Texas; James C., of Denison; John Saunders, who is a graduate of the Tennessee Medical College and is now engaged in practice in Denison; Rufus A., who is employed as a salesman in a mercantile establishment in Denison; Miss Mildred, who lives at home; Laura, the wife of James B. Cooley, a member of the firm of Cooley & Sons, of Knoxville; and Joe Allen, who is living with his parents in Tennessee. A farmer by occupation, the father has followed that pursuit throughout his entire life and through that means has provided for the needs and comforts of his family.
Dr. Carter acquired his early education in the common schools of Tennessee, afterward attended Acme College, and from a student career in the Tennessee Medical College at Knoxville was graduated in the class of 1899. Having established himself in general practice at Knoxville before he had completed his medical preparation by graduation, he continued as a general practitioner altogether extending over about seven years. In 1902 and 1903 he took post-graduate courses in the eye, ear, nose and throat departments of the New York Polyclinic Hospital, and having completed that work of special preparation, located at Denison in August, 1903. Here he has given his time and energies entirely to his specialty, and has all the modern appliances for scientific practice in keeping with the advanced methods of the profession. He has met with much success in his chosen field of labor since coming to Denison, and his business has reached large and profitable proportions.
On the 12th of December, 1901, in Knoxville, Tennessee, Dr. Carter was united in marriage to Miss Corinee Greer, a native of that city.
Source: B. B. Paddock, History and Biographical Record of North and West Texas (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1906), Vol. II, p. 712.