Thursday, March 8, 2012

Treasure Chest Thursday - Della Carringer's Obituary

It's Treasure Chest Thursday - a time to reveal another gem in my treasure chest of family history.  

This week, it's another newspaper article, this time from the San Diego Union dated 4 January 1944 (page 14, accessed on GenealogyBank):

The transcription of this short obituary is:

Della A. Carringer

After living 46 years at the same address, 2115 Thirtieth st., Mrs. Della A. Carringer, 81, died in her home Saturday.  She and her husband, Henry A., celebrated their golden wedding in 1937.  Funeral services will be conducted in the Benbough Funeral parlors at 2 tomorrow afternoon under auspices of the Neighbors of Woodcraft.  Cremation will follow.

Mrs. Carringer, a native of Wapan, Wis., had resided here 55 years.  Besides her widower, she leaves a son, Lyle L., of San Diego; a granddaughter, Mrs. F.W. Seaver jr., and a great-grandson, Randall Jeffery Seaver, both of Chula Vista.

If I was just starting my genealogy research, this would have been a great find on GenealogyBank.  It gives me a death date (Saturday,before 4 January was 1 January in 1944), so I could order a death certificate.  

I am really thankful that GenealogyBank added the San Diego Union and Evening Tribune newspapers to their collection.  It has been very helpful to my search for family history information.  I've been collecting death notices, obituaries, articles, real estate transactions and more about my San Diego families.

The bonus for me was to see my name in another newspaper article, only two-plus months after my birth!

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Copyright (c) 2012, Randall J. Seaver

1 comment:

Unknown said...

I know this may be a bit late but for what it's worth, my sincere condolences to the family. They have been very good members of the Woodcraft neighborhood and they have inspired a lot of australian timber furnitures. May eternal repose be granted upon their souls.