Wednesday, July 24, 2013

(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post 266: My Mother's 1942 Picture

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

Here is a photograph from the Seaver/Carringer family photograph collection passed to me by my mother, or taken by Linda or me in the 1970s:

This is a studio photograph of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) taken in 1942 before her marriage to my father on 12 July 1942 in San Diego, California.  The photo appeared in the San Diego newspaper society sections with the wedding announcement (I have a clipped copy of the photograph and announcement in my treasure box, and a PDF of the page dated 5 April 1942 from GenealogyBank).  My mother was 22 years old when she married my father, who was 30 years old.  

She was the only child of Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer, was born in San Diego, and lived her whole life in San Diego (except for the rare vacation trip out of town).  She grew up on Fern Street in San Diego, and attended Brooklyn Elementary School, Woodrow Wilson Junior High School, San Diego High School, and San Diego State College, graduating in 1940 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Education.  She was the first college graduate in my Carringer ancestral line (that I know of).  She taught Art and English for several years at Wilson Junior High, Memorial Junior High and Pacific Beach Junior High.  

After marriage, Fred and Betty Seaver lived in Chula Vista (a San Diego suburb) until Fred joined the U.S. Navy in 1944, and Betty moved in with her parents on Fern Street.  After the end of the war, Fred and Betty and their growing family (son #2 was born in 1946) moved into the  Carringers' rental units at 2114 and 2116 Fern Street, and eventually into 2119 30th Street (on the same block) in 1947, where the Seaver family resided until 1978.  After Lyle and Emily Carringer died in 1976 and 1977, Fred and Betty moved to the Point Loma house at 825 Harbor View Place, and resided their until their deaths in 1983 and 2002, respectively.

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