Encyclopedia > Maybelle Carter

  Article Content

Maybelle Carter

Maybelle Carter (née Maybelle Addington), (May 10, 1909-October 23, 1978) was born in Nickelsville, Virginia, daughter of Hugh Jackson Addington and Margaret S. Kilgore. On March 13, 1926, Maybelle married Ezra J. Carter, A.P. Carter's brother. They had three daughters, Helen, Valerie June, and Anita. Maybelle was a member of the Carter Family, perhaps the first commercial rural country music group. Maybelle was widely respected and loved by the Grand Ole Opry community of the early 1950s. She was popularly known as "Mother Maybelle". In 1993, Maybelle's image appeared on a U.S. postage stamp honoring the Carter Family.

All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
  Featured Article
Great River, New York

... and the average family size is 3.36. In the town the population is spread out with 29.0% under the age of 18, 5.0% from 18 to 24, 29.0% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to ...

This page was created in 35.2 ms