Thursday, May 1, 2014

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 212: Death Certificate of Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946)

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - time to look in my digital image files to see what treasures I can find for my family history and genealogy musings.

The treasure today is the Death Certificate for Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) who died in San Diego County, California.  

The transcription of this death certificate is (handwritten items in italics, form entries underlined):

District No.  3701    Registrar's No.     2717    
1.  FULL NAME:     Henry Austin Carringer       
2.  Place of Death: (A) County:  San Diego   
(B) City or town:   San Diego    
(C) Name of Hospital or Institution:    Quintard Hospital .  
(D)  Length of Stay:  In Hospital or Institution:   2 days  In This Community:  59 yrs   In California:  59  yrs.  
(E) If foreign born, how long in the U.S.A.:   Life   years
3.  Usual Residence of Deceased:  (A)  State:  California  
(B) County:  San Diego   
(C)  City or Town:  San Diego   
(D) Street No.:  2115 30th Street  
(E) If Veteran, Name of War:  No  
(F)  Social Security No.:  None
4.  Sex:  Male   
5.  Color or Race:  White   
6.  (A) Single, Married, widowed or Divorced:   Widowed   
(B)  Name of Husband or Wife:  Della A. Carringer   
(C)  Age of Husband or Wife if Alive:  ---   
7.  Birthdate of Deceased:  November 26, 1853   
8.  Age:   93   Yrs  0  Mos   4   Days
9.  Birthplace:   Mercer County , Pennsylvania  .
10.  Usual Occupation:   Woodshop Foreman   
11.  Industry or Business:   Retired    
12.  Father's Name:   David J. Carringer   
13.  Father's Birthplace:   Pennsylvania  
14.  Mother's Maiden Name:   Rebecca Spangler    
15.  Mother's Birthplace:   Pennsylvania  
16.  (A) Informant:    Lyle L. Carringer     
(B) Address:  2115 30th St., San Diego, Calif.
17.  (A) Cremation  
(B)  Date:   Dec 3 1946   
(C) Place:  Cypress View Crematory  
18.  (A)  Embalmer's signature:  R. W. Sanburn   License No.  608  
(B)  Funeral Director:  Benbough Mortuary  Address:  711 Date St., San Diego, Calif.   By:  G. Doran   
19.  (A) Date Filed: 12/3/46  
(B) Registrar's Signature:  Alex M. Larson, M.D.

20.  Date of Death:   Month:   November  Day  30  Year  1946  Hour  9  Minute  00 AM 

21.  MEDICAL CERTIFICATE:  I hereby Certify that I attended the Deceased from   Nov 28 1946   to   Nov 30 1946   That I has saw h im  alive on Nov 30 1946  and that death occurred on the date and hour stated above.
Immediate cause of death:  Cerebral hemorrhage   
Due to:   arteriosclerotic disease  
Other Conditions:  None    
Major Findings: of operations:  None performed   Of Autopsy  -----   

23.  If Death was due to external causes, fill in the following:  [blank]   
24.  Coroner's or Physician's Signature:   G. Berdue (?) MD.   
Address:  3701 - 4th    Date:  12-3-46  


The source citation for this death certificate is (using the Evidence Explained template for a Death Certificate, local level):

Henry Austin Carringer, Certificate of Death, Local Registration District 3701 (San Diego), Registrar's No. 2717 (1946), State of California Department of Public Health, San Diego, California.

I don't see any obvious errors on this form.  The signatures are difficult to read and may be erroneous on the transcript above.  

As a result of this death certificate, I now know his birth and death dates and places, her parents names, her husband's name, their address, the cause of death, the place and time of death, the physician's name, and the disposition of his body.

Henry Austin Carringer is my great-grandfather, husband of Abbie Ardell "Della" (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944), and the father of my grandfather, Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976).

I obtained this death certificate from the San Diego County Recorder on 28 April 2014 by walking into the Chula Vista office and requesting it, while forking over $21 for a certificate with the banner "Informational, Not a Valid Document To Establish Identity" on it.  

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Copyright (c) 2014, Randall J. Seaver

UPDATED:  Claire deciphered the disease for me.  Thanks!


Unknown said...

Arteriosclerotic disease. Registrar might be Hansen (-on). Claire Keenan

Unknown said...

And...I've always wondered. When, where, and why (maybe in the hereafter?) would a death certificate ever be accepted as proof of identity? I'm picturing zombies at the DMV, trying to get / renew drivers' licenses.... ;-) Claire Keenan