G. W. Carder

                 Goodspeed 1890

G. W. Carder is one of the prosperous general merchants of Arkadelphia, Ark., and by his superior management and excellent business ability, he has become a well - to - do citizen. His birth occurred in Randolph County, Va., in April, 1831, and he is a son of James and Lucinda (Earle) Carder, who were born, reared and married in Clark County, Va. From there they moved to Randolph County, Va., where they remained for several years, thence moved to Clarksburg, Harrison County, Va., and there spent their lives. G. W. Carder is one of four surviving members of a large family of children, and was reared in the hotel business, in which his father was successfully engaged, but in his eighteenth year he went to Baltimore, Md., and was there employed in a wholesale hardware store until 1858, when he came to Arkansas, and located at Red Fork, Desha County, where he was occupied in the mercantile business until 1861. At this date he moved to Arkadelphia, but in 1863 he went to Marshall, Tex., and was in the quartermaster's department until the final surrender in 1865. From that time up to the present he has been interested in merchandising in Arkadelphia, and has done exceptionally well. He has served as a member of the board of alderman several terms. From 1885 to 1888 he was mayor of the city of Arkadelphia, and is the present mayor, having been elected in April, 1890. In 1863 he was married to Miss Ellen M. McDaniel, a daughter of J. B. McDaniel, a highly respectable and prosperous citizen of this county. Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Carder have two living children, Archie E. and Mary, and are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. He is a Mason, a member of the I. O. O. F. and the K. of H.
___________________________________________________________________________ Biographical and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas, Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co., 1890, Clark County, page 129-130. Contributed in memory of Evelyn Dickerson Jackson, Magora Owens Wingfield, Miss Jamie McConnell, and Miss Lucille Westbrook. ___________________________________________________________________________ Update 03.19.06 Morris Myers 2006 BIO-0143.HTM