Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tombstone Thursday - DJ, Rebecca and Devier Carringer

I visited La Vista Memorial Park in nearby National City yesterday to obtain pictures of several gravestones of my relatives and the cemetery itself (for my post La Vista Memorial Park on the South San Diego County Graveyard Rabbit blog).

My great-great grandparents, David Jackson (D.J.) Carringer (1828-1902) and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901) are buried here, as is Devier David Carringer (1889-1890), their grandson, and brother of my grandfather, Lyle Carringer.

Their gravestones are flush with the ground in the older section of the cemetery, just west of the cemetery office and parking lot, and just past the fenced in Kimball graveyard. Here is a picture of the gravestone setting looking east, with the three Carringer stones in the foreground and the fenced Kimball graveyard beyond it.

The grave stones are very simple - here's a photo of David Jackson Carringer's:

Here's a photo of Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer's gravestone:

Here is Devier David Carringer's gravestone:

I just realized that I haven't posted much about David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer, other than the transcribed collection of family letters listed here.

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