1898 – Born on August 15th in Richland, Georgia. American nurse.
– Bessie Lillian Gordy Carter was the mother of the 39th President of the United States, James "Jimmy" Carter.
1920 – She left Richland for a career as a nurse.
– She had dreamed of being a nurse and when she was accepted as a trainee at the Wise Sanitarium, the 22-year-old Miss Gordy moved to Plains.
– Lillian met Earl Carter, who was a successful business man in Plains.
1923 – Married to Earl Carter on September 26th at Plains Baptist Church.
1966 – At the age of 68, Lillian decided to join the Peace Corp.
– She used her nursing skills to help those less fortunate in India.
1983 – Died on October 30th.