Obituary of James P. McCarter
December 17, 1920
Orange County, California
Dead Overtakes a Well Known Citizen James P. McCarter Found Dead in Bed at Elsinore
Friends of James P. McCarter were shocked Saturday to hear of his death as he was not known to be seriously ill. On Sunday, December 5, he went to Elsinore to try the baths, as he had not been feeling at all well for some time, and on Saturday morning he was found dead in bed, having expired some time during the night. Y.W. Bushard, a near neighbor was notified and made arrangements for the funeral, which was held at Huntington Beach on Tuesday afternoon, a number of Anaheim Elks going down to attend. Deceased was a member of the lodge here.
Mr. McCarter was 72 years of age. He was born in Virginia, and came to Anaheim about 12 years ago. For many years he was engaged in the mining business in California, but finally sold all his interests and came to Anaheim to spend the remainder of his days. His only relative in this region is a niece who lives at Huntington Beach. He was a quiet and unassuming man, a friend to everybody, and will be missed by those who have associated with him, and met him daily on the streets of this city.
Huntington Beach News, Orange County, California
Friday December 18, 1920
Funeral services were held Tuesday p.m. at Bundschuh's undertaking parlors for James P. McCarter, uncle of Mrs. J.A. McCoy of this city, who died at Elsinore Saturday of last week. The services were conducted by Rev. F.J. Seaman and were in charge of the Elks' lodge of Anaheim, where the deceased resided. Interment was in the Huntington Beach cemetery.
James P. McCarter, an uncle of Mrs. J. A. McCoy, passed away early Saturday morning at Elsinore, California. Funeral services were held at the undertaking parlors Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.
Mr. McCarter was a resident of Anaheim, coming to California from Wyoming in 1907. He lived the bachelor life, having never married, and was 72 years of age. Born and raised in Virginia, he left his native state to mine in Idaho in the 80's and later made his home on a stock ranch in Wyoming, coming to California to benefit his health, about 14 years ago. Mr. and Mrs. McCoy took him up to Elsinore last Sunday.