Thursday, March 20, 2008

Carringer Family Letters, 1890 to 1900 - Post 1

I have a series of family letters from the parents, brother and aunt of Henry Austin Carringer residing in National City and San Diego in the 1890 to 1900 time frame. Austin's parents and brother resided in Boulder, Colorado during this period of time and there is news of towns people and events in these letters.

The first letter is from Austin's aunt, Helen Brown, in Pennsylvania.


Letter from Helen Brown of Conneautville, PA to Austin and Della Carringer in National City, California. No envelope.

Conneautville Pa.
May 28, 1890

My Dear Auston & Della.

I recived the Paper containing the Sad news of the Death of your Darling Boy.

I asure you have My Deepe felt Symphaty in this your great tryll in having to part with your Darling Just when he was getting to be so interresting yet we have to Say the Lord will be dun not ours.

Thare is no Death not for him the fair the beautifull you loved your Babe is Safe at home. At Home with God who rains above think of one who careth for all, who loves little children beyond others, and think of the bright and neverending future life of that Dear Babe whose Spirit has passed away but for a brief period, whose soul only waits in Heaven to meete you both from whom he has been parted. I have to commit you to a higher power then mine to that which I cannot.

We all Symphathise with you. May, God bless you and breath into your bosom peace and cheerful resignation.

Ever yours, Aunt Hellen Brown.

Write me the particulars conserning his Death when ever you feel as tho you can.


This letter refers to the death of Austin and Della's first son, Devier David Carringer, noted here.

Dear Helen didn't win any spelling bees, did she? She's nosy, too - she wants all of the details.

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