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Lomonde Lial Carter
and Viva Jones Carter

Heritage of the High Country
A History of Del Bonita and
Surrounding Districts, Pages 294 - 295
by Viva Jones Carter

Lamonde Lial Carter, son of Alma Miner and Eunice Pulsepher Carter, was born June 17, 1894 at Provo, Utah, and married November 1, 1920 in Raymond, Alberta and died November 16, 1973 in Nelson, B.C.

His father came to Raymond, Alberta from Provo, Utah with the Willie Bullock emigrant train in 1902, and had nearly completed a home to live in when Mother arrived with five children on March 3, 1903.

He finished public school and took three winters of high school, a mid-winter course. In 1914 he filed on a homestead and pre-emption E 1/2-Sec. 27-T.1-R-20- W4th M.

On September 28, 1918 he enrolled with the Royal North West Mounted Police at Regina, Saskatchewan. The date of his discharge from that service was July 11, 1919 at Regina. Theaters of service were Canada and Siberia.

After he and Viva Jones were married in 1920 they moved to Twin River. Four children were born while they lived there. Lamonde was a successful rancher. At one time he had one hundred and ten cows.

In 1928 they moved to Cardston, Alberta and places of residence after that were Macleod, Raymond, and Calgary, all in Alberta. They moved to Nelson, B.C. on the 12th of October, 1943, where Lamonde was employed with the Greyhound Company. Other employment included fireman for the C.P.R., the locomotive foreman of Grand Forks, B.C. and the master mechanic, Mr. Baron, of Nelson, B.C., recommended Lamonde as a first class fireman.

Lamonde passed away in Nelson, 1973. Two children had predeceased him, and daughter Leta died in 1977. He had filled a home mission in Cardston, Alberta and was second councilor in the Twin River Branch and first councilor in the Nelson Sunday School.

Viva enjoyed the Twin River country and people very much and has many fond memories of visits and good times spent with their neighbors and friends there.

Lamonde and Viva had nine sons and 5 daughters

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