Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Proud and Pensive Father in 1919 -- Post 305 for (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

I'm posting family photographs from my collection on Wednesdays, but they won't be Wordless Wednesday posts like others do - I simply am incapable of having a wordless post.

Here is a photograph from my grandfather's photo album in the Seaver/Carringer family collection handed down by my mother in the 1988 to 2002 time period:

This is a photograph of my mother, Betty Virginia Carringer, born 30 July 1919 in San Diego, California, being held by her father, Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976).  

I can't decide if Lyle looks proud, pensive or a bit nervous holding his baby girl.

Betty is looking right at the camera and is wearing a long white gown.  My first impression was that this might be on Betty's christening day, but I don't know if she was baptized or christened as an infant.  If it was, it was probably at the Central Christian Church in San Diego where Lyle and Emily (Kemp) Auble were married in 1918.  The occasion may have been Emily's birthday in August, or Lyle's birthday in November, or perhaps Christmas.  

My guess is that the photograph was taken by Emily at their home at 2054 Harrison Street in San Diego.  They were recorded there in the 1919 and 1920 San Diego City Directory.  

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1 comment:

Yvonne Demoskoff said...

Does the Central Christian Church still exist, Randy? If so, would it be possible to see if there are christening records you can check?