Member of Old Philadelphia Family, Polo Player Before World War, Dies in Florida
Was Seriously Injured in 1912 While Playing for Bryn Mawr Benedicts in Local Match
PALM BEACH, Fla., March 20 (AP)-William Ernest Carter of Philadelphia, a brother-in-law of William C. Dickerman, president of the American Locomotive Company, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital here last night at the age of 64.
Estate at Unionville
PHILADELPHIA, March 20-William Ernest Carter, a sportsman and a survivor of the Titanic disaster, who played polo before the World War, maintained a country estate, Gwenda Farm, at Unionville, Pa.

A member of one of Philadelphia's old families, Mr. Carter was the son of the late William Thornton and Cornelia Redington Carter. He was injured seriously in 1912 while playing polo with the Bryn Mawr Benedicts against the Philadelphia Country Club's B team.

With his wife, Mrs. Lucile Polk Carter, and his two children, he was aboard the Titanic when it struck an iceberg and sank in April, 1912. He was separated from the rest of his family, but all were rescued. Mr. Carter was divorced in 1914.

He leaves, besides his sister, Mrs. W. C. Dickerman of New York, a son, William T. Carter 2d, and a daughter, Mrs. Samuel T. Reeves, both of Bryn Mawr. The late Mrs. Joseph Leidy of this city was a sister.

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(1940) WILLIAM E. CARTER, TITANIC SURVIVOR New York Times (ref: #3185, accessed 4th September 2015 12:25:36 AM) URL :

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