Wednesday, November 24, 2010

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 130: The D.J. Carringer house in San Diego

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from the Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:


The handwriting above the image says "D.J. Carringer. Cor. 30th & Ivy St" in Della (Smith) Carringer's handwriting.  I believe that my great-great-grandparents (David Jackson (DJ) and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer) resided in this house on the northwestern corner of what is now 30th Street and Ivy Street in San Diego for several years before their deaths in 1901 and 1902.  They are enumerated on 30th Street in the 1900 US Census.

The persons in this picture that I can identify are:

*  Harvey Edgar Carringer (1852-1946) is the balding man on the left sitting on the porch.

*  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976) is the young boy sitting on the porch stairs (my grandfather).

*  David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902) is the man with the white beard standing on the porch just to the right of Lyle (my great-great-grandfather).

*  Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer (1832-1901) is the woman standing on the porch to the left of DJ Carringer (my great-great-grandmother).

*  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) is the man standing on the ground to the right of the house (my great-grandfather, son of DJ and Rebecca, father of Lyle).

*  Della (Smith) Carringer (1864-1944) is the woman with the hat standing on the ground to the right of Henry (my great-grandmother, wife of Henry Austin, and mother of Lyle).

This was the complete three-generation Carringer family in San Diego in 1900.  The Henry Austin Carringer family lived one block south on the northeast corner of what is now 30th and Hawthorn Streets.

This picture was found pasted into a county history book in the Carringer collection.  I cut the page from the book in order to obtain a scan of the picture. 

This house does not exist any longer, at least on this site.  I believe that it was torn down and replaced in the 1920s.  I have not explored land records in San Diego yet for the Carringer, Smith and Auble families - I really should!

1 comment:

Ernest Thode said...

Monday was a big online shopping day called 'Cyber Monday.' Immediately followed by 'Identity Theft Tuesday.' –Conan O'Brien

Not to mention "(Not So) Wordless Wednesday."