Thursday, May 4, 2017

1889 Birth Record of Devier David Carringer in National City, California

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 1889 birth record of Devier David Carringer in the National City, California Birth and Death Register book:

a)  Left-hand page:

b)  Right-hand page:

 The information extracted from this birth record is (6th record down from the top):

*  Name of child, if named:  Devier David Carringer
*  Sex:  Male
*  Name of father:  H. Austin Carringer
*  Race or nationality of father:  U.S.
*  Occupation of father:  Carpenter
*  Maiden name of mother:  Della A. Smith
*  Race or nationality of mother:  U.S.
*  Residence of parents:  Nat[ional] City

*  Date of Birth - day of week:  Monday
*  Date of Birth:  Time of birth:  10 a.m.
*  Date of Birth: Day of Month:  Aug[ust] 19
*  Date of Birth:  Year:  1889
*  Condition at Birth:  Good
*  Name of Attending Physician:  Theo F. Johnson

The source citation for this record is:

National City, California, "National City Birth Register [1886-1920]," unnumbered page, Devier David Carringer entry, born 19 August 1889; in possession of Chula Vista Genealogical Society, Chula Vista, Calif.

The Henry Austin and Della A. (Smith) Carringer family resided in National City, California when their first child, Devier David Carringer, was born on 19 August 1889.  His is the earliest birth in San Diego County of any of my ancestral families.

The birth was recorded in this Birth Register used by the city of National City, San Diego County, California.  In addition, the birth was recorded in a family Bible and in family papers.  Devier died nine months later on 10 May 1890.

Devier David Carringer is my granduncle, the brother of my maternal grandfather, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).  His given names are the names of his grandparents - Devier James Smith and David Jackson Carringer.  He is buried with his grandparents, David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer, in La Vista Memorial Park in National City.

This National City Birth Register (and the Death Register on the other side of the book) was found in the files of La Vista Memorial Park in National City when the Chula Vista Genealogical Society was reviewing the cemetery records, and the society salvaged the book when it was about to be discarded.  The society is in the process of creating a spreadsheet with all of the information in it which will be published as a book in the future.


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1 comment:

Geolover said...

So excellent that the CVGS rescued that register. It is difficult to understand why it was to be discarded.