Thursday, August 9, 2012

Finding My Folks in the 1940 U.S. census - Post 3: The Carringer Line

In my previous posts, I found some of my Seaver and Richmond family members in the 1940 U.S. Census, but not all of them.  My grandmother was missing, as was my uncle Edward R. Seaver.  See Finding My Folks in the 1940 U.S. Census on - Post 1: Seaver Line and Finding My Folks in the 1940 U.S. Census on - Post 2: Richmond Line.

In this post, I'm going to look for my Carringer relatives.  My maternal grandparents, Lyle (1891-1976) and Emily (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977) were only children, but had some aunts, uncles and cousins.  I made a list of the Carringer (and related) relatives to search for in the 1940 U.S. Census.  Here is my list, and what I found:

1)  Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976, my grandfather), Emily (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977, my grandmother) Betty V. Carringer (1919-2002, my mother) and Georgia K. Auble (1868-1952, Emily's mother) resided at 2130 Fern Street in San Diego, San Diego County, California.  

Betty was enumerated as Betty Z, not Betty V. for some reason!

2)  Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946, Lyle's father) and his wife Abbie Della (Smith) Carringer (1862-1944, Lyle's mother) resided at 2115 30th Street in San Diego, San Diego, California.  

3)  Harvey E. Carringer (1852-1946, Austin's brother) resided at 9292 'A' Avenue in National city, San Diego County, California.

The enumerator misspelled Harvey's first name as "Harvy."

4)  Leava (Smith) (Smith) DeFrance (1866-1958, former wife of Della's brother David, widow of Joseph DeFrance) resided at 1645 5th Avenue in San Diego, San Diego County, California.

She was indexed as "Leana De France" - I think this is an Ancestry indexing error.

5)  Maybelle (Smith) Milner (1902-1964, daughter of David Smith, divorced from John Milner) resided at 2212-1/2 Logan Avenue in San Diego, San Diego County, California with her two children, June and Louis.

These three entries are indexed as "Milnes" rather than "Milner."  Magnifying the image reveals, to me, an "r" at the end of the name, not an "s."  I classify these three items as an Ancestry indexing error.  

There are a number of more distant cousins to Lyle Carringer and Emily Auble that resided in the Los Angeles area, but I'm not going to search for them at this time.

The tally for this set of 1940 US Census records on are:

*  5 correctly enumerated and indexed
*  0 missing from the census (or I can't find them)
*  2 erroneous enumeration
*  4 erroneous index entry

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