From the "History of Steuben County, Indiana, 1885", page 665.


William M. Carr was born in Stark County, Ohio, Aug. 24, 1839, a son of James and Mary (McKinley) Carr.  His father died in 1851.  His mother is living in Ohio.  Mr. Carr learned the machinist’s trade in his youth, serving an apprenticeship, and worked at it till after the breaking out of the Rebellion.  In August, 1861, he enlisted in Company A, Nineteenth Ohio Infantry, and served till Nov. 28, 1865.  He participated in the battles of Mill Springs, Shiloh, Corinth, on Bragg’s raid, Stone River, Chicamauga, Atlanta, and San Antonio, Tex.  He was promoted to Assistant Quartermaster on General Stanley’s staff, and held the position at the time he was mustered out.  He was wounded in the fort at the battle of Atlanta.  In 1865 Mr. Carr came to Indiana and settled in Angola, where he has since resided.  He was married in 1864 to Catherine Ingold.  She died in 1877 in Massillon, Ohio, leaving one son – Frank P.  March 9, 1880, Mr. Carr married Jennie C. Fetterhoff.  They have three children – Mary C., Joseph McKinley, and James F.  Mr. Carr is a member of the Grand Army of the Republic, and is Adjutant of his post.


Submitted by:  David D. Masterson