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Lee Carter

Heritage of the High Country
A History of Del Bonita and
Surrounding Districts, Pages 295 - 296

Lee Carter was born at Stewartsville, Missouri on October 17, 1884. He came to Canada in 1916 and settled in the Spring Coulee area where he and Elbert Dustin formed a farming and ranching partnership. Following Elbert's death in 1918, his widow, Matilda Dustin, continued in the partnership with Lee Carter.

In 1926 the Dustins and Lee Carter moved to the Del Bonita area where they acquired some land from George Ross. Mrs. Dustin's three sons, Arvel, Lauren, and Roy helped Lee. Lee was a lover of horses and raised many fine draft horses as well as some light horses. For several years he travelled a stallion through the Del Bonita area. He also raised cattle and hogs. He had good luck raising hogs in straw stacks. He would call them to the yard for feed and water, and then they'd return to the stacks for shelter.

Lee was an enthusiastic sportsman and had played baseball with the Spring Coulee team. He continued his interest and support of both baseball and basketball. He was also an ardent Red Cross worker.

In 1946 Lee retired to Magrath where he lived for several years. He spent the last two years of his life in Cardston. He passed away at the age of eighty years and was buried in Magrath.

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