Carl S. Carlton
Author: The History of Florida: Past & Present, The Lewis Publishing Co., Vol. II, page 300, 1923.
Used with the permission of Nancy Rayburn Naev
CARLTON, CARL S., assistant cashier of the Wauchula National Bank, founded
by his father and brother, is one of the enterprising young businessmen of
Hardee County, and one who has borne an important part in the development of
the citrus industry. He was born in what is now Hardee County, Florida, in
September, 1880, a son of ALBERT and MARTHA (McEWEN) CARLTON, and grandson of
DANIEL W. CARLTON, who located on Hooker Prairie, Hillsborough County, prior to
the war between the two sections of the country, and for many years was engaged
in farming and stock raising. His death occurred at Arcadia. ALBERT CARLTON,
one of the homesteaders of Hardee County, is now living at Wauchula, and is
president of the bank CARL S. CARLTON is serving as assistant cashier. He set
out the first orange grove at Wauchula, and now has the largest and finest one
in the city. A complete sketch of him appears in the preceding sketch.
Growing up in his native county, CARL S. CARLTON attended the public
schools, and then took a business course at Deland, Florida. When he was
twenty-one years old he began working in orange groves, and was so engaged for
about four years, when he came into the bank as assistant bookkeeper. Two
years later he returned to farming and citrus growing, and owns a valuable
rural property of which thirty-five acres are set out to oranges. Since 1906,
however, he has given his personal attention to his duties as assistant cashier
of the bank.
On November 19, 1904, Mr. CARLTON married Miss DAISY PLATT, who was born
at Lily, Florida, a daughter of CICERO and FLORETA PLATT, natives of Florida.
Mr. CARLTON had two children by this marriage: MATRED and MATTIE MAY, both of
whom are at home. Mrs. CARLTON died April 12, 1913. In September, 1920, Mr.
CARLTON married Miss EMMA EDWARDS, who was born at Lake Butler, Florida, a
daughter of W. H. and EMMA (MILTON) EDWARDS, natives of Northern Florida. Mr.
CARLTON belongs to the First Baptist Church of Wauchula, which he has served as
treasurer since 1914. He is a democrat. Fraternally he belongs to the
Independent Order of Odd Fellows and the Knights of Pythias. In everything he
has undertaken Mr. CARLTON has proven himself a worthy son of a most excellent
father, and his standing in his home community is of the highest.
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