Thursday, January 21, 2010

Treaaure Chest Thursday - Austin Carringer's Fireman Certificate

It's Thursday morning, and time to open up the Treasure Chest and see what family history goodies are hiding in it.

Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer came to the San Diego area in September 1887 on the train, and settled first in National City, which was a boom town because the railroad ended there and there was plenty of work there. Austin was a carpenter.

At some time, he joined the National city Fire Department as a volunteer fireman, and received this certificate from the department:

Unfortunately, there is no date on it, but I think it was in the 1888 to 1892 time period when they resided in National City, according to the extant San Diego City Directories.

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