Thursday, November 12, 2015

Treasure Chest Thursday - Post 288: 1890 Death Memorial Card for Devier David Carringer (1889-1890)

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  1890 Death memorial card for my grandfather's brother, Devier David Carringer (1889-1890):

The transcription of this death memorial card is:

In Loving Remembrance

Devier Carringer
Died May 10, 1890
Age 9 Months

"One less at home
The charmed circle broken -- a dear face
Missed day by day from its usual place,
But cleansed, saved, perfected by grace,
One more in heaven!

"One less on earth!
Its pain, its sorrow, its toil to share,
One less the pilgrim's daily cross to bear,
One more the crown of the blessed to bear,
At home in heaven!

The source citation for this record is (using the "Artifact, Privately held" source template in RootsMagic 7):

Devier Carringer memorial card, in Carringer Family papers collection, May 1890, privately held by Randall J. Seaver, [address for private use], Chula Vista, Calif.. black card with gold printing, includes a poem. passed from Henry Austin Carringer to Lyle L. Carringer (1946) to Betty (Carringer) Seaver (1977) to Randall J. Seaver (2002).

Devier David Carringer was born on 19 August 1889 in National City, California, the first child of Henry Austin and Abbie Ardelle "Della" (Smith) Carringer.  He died at age 9 months and was buried at La Vista Memorial Park in National City.  His name was taken from the first names of his grandfathers, Devier Jame Smith and David Jackson Carringer.

Can you imagine losing a 9 month old child?  I cannot, and yet events like this happen that affect a person and a family for the rest of their lives.  Austin and Della had another son, Lyle Lawrence Carringer, my maternal grandfather,  on 2 November 1891, and by family accounts, over-protected him during his childhood.  Family accounts also said that Austin and Della renounced their Christian faith because of Devier's death.  

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