J. T. Carter

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J. T. Carter
Died December 21, 1889
Spouse Susan Thompson (divorced)
Not to be confused with J. D. Carter.

J. T. Carter was a Pensacola man killed by his ex-wife's husband, grocer J. M. Thompson. Carter and Susan Thompson had been married eight years prior, but she divorced him on the grounds that he could not properly support her. She remarried to Thompson in 1889. On December 21 of that year, Carter brushed by the couple on the street, calling Susan "a very objectionable epithet" as he passed. Her new husband objected, and in the resulting fight, Carter was stabbed through the jugular vein and right lung, spurting blood onto his ex-wife's face. He died from the wounds, and Thompson was arrested.


  • "Blood Covers Her Face: Mrs. Thompson Sees Her First Love Killed." Boston Daily Globe, December 23, 1889.