Born: November 18, 1849, Baltimore, Maryland.
Died: August 23, 1928, Catonsville, Maryland.
Buried: Greenmount Cemetery, Baltimore, Maryland.
Carter attended the Pennsylvania Military Academy, West Chester, Pennsylvania, where he was a star athlete.
After graduation in 1867, he stayed there to teach chemistry, natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. He moved to California around 1873, but stayed only three years.
In 1887, Carter was ordained a Methodist minister. In 1891, he co-edited Hymns of the Christian Life with Albert Simpson. Eventually, Carter moved from the ministry into medicine, finishing his career as a doctor in Baltimore, Maryland.