Alice Coles Carter (1879-1936) was born in the Keswick district of Albemarle County to Isaac and Mary Coles and was the widow of Newton Carter.
The Carters made their home in Keswick, where Alice was a laundress, working out of her home. Newton was a farm laborer.
Late in life, Alice moved to Gospel Hill, the African American neighborhood adjoining the University of Virginia that was demolished in the 1970s and 1980s, when the University built its new hospital and expanded its medical and nursing schools.
She was buried in Oakwood Cemetery.