Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection passed to me by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:
This is a photograph of Devier David Carringer, born 19 August 1889 in San Diego, the first son of Henry Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer. Unfortunately, he died on 10 May 1890.
This photo is of a baby aged about six months or so - he is alert and responsive, just a beautiful child (aren't they all at this age?).
I have a remembrance card for Devier that says:
Devier David was named after his two grandfathers, Devier James Smith (1839-1894) and David Jackson Carringer (1828-1902).
Austin and Della Carringer had one more child, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), my grandfather.
The death of Devier David Carringer was a family trauma - according to my grandfather, Austin and Della renounced religion and were humanists the rest of their lives. This affected Lyle and his daughter, my mother, Betty (Carringer) Seaver in their life outlook also. They were tolerant of religion, but didn't practice it.
I've often wondered what the Carringer family would have been like if Devier David Carringer had survived childhood, married and had children. My mother would have had cousins! I would have had cousins.
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