Walter Tenney Carleton (1867 - 1900)

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Birthplace: Bradford, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Cause of death: Died in surgery for appendicitis
Managed by: Robert Carleton
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About Walter Tenney Carleton

Walter Tenney Carleton (24 December 1867 – 6 July 1900) was an early international businessman. He was one of the three founding directors of NEC Corporation, the first Japanese joint venture with foreign capital.

Walter Tenney Carleton was born in Everett, Massachusetts on 24 December 1867 to Isaac Newton Carleton and Laura Tenney Carleton. He attended public schools in New Britain Connecticut. He later attended Carleton School for Boys in Bradford (Now part of Haverhill) Massachusetts in 1884. He attended Dartmouth College. He was a member of the Glee Club. He was also in the Kapa Kapa Kapa fraternity and Sphinx society. He graduated in 1891 with an A.B. He briefly taught at Carleton School and worked for D.C. Heath & Co, a publisher in Boston. He started working for Western Electric in 1892.

He married Enriqueta Navarro D'Hamel December 31, 1895. He traveled with his wife to Japan as an agent for Western Electric in October 1897. Their only son, Charles Dubois Carleton was born in Yokohama. Walter worked with Kunihiko Iwadare as one of the three founding directors of NEC Corporation in 1899. He sailed for home June 2, 1900 after completing his duties with NEC. He arrived in Bradford Massachusetts, June 30, 1900.

He was to take charge of the Chicago branch of Western Electric. Tragically he had developed Appendicitis. Walter passed away during a difficult operation at Hale hospital on 6 July 1900 in Haverhill Massachusetts.

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December 24, 1867
Bradford, Massachusetts, United States
Age 31
Yokohama, Japan
July 6, 1900
Age 32
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States
Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States