Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The Carringer-Smith-Dyar Families at the Beach -- Post 400 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

This is post number 400 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday - a journey through my family photograph collections that I started almost eight years ago with the photograph below - in the post titled  Family Photographs - Post #1 (posted 18 April 2008):

Fortunately, my great-grandmother, Della (Smith) Carringer wrote numbers on the bottom of the photograph and on the other side she wrote down the setting, the date, and who the people were.

This photograph was taken in February 1910 at Ocean Beach in the city of San Diego (Ocean Beach is on the ocean side of Point Loma, the peninsula that protects San Diego Bay from wind and waves). It appears to be taken on the sand looking east away from the water.

The people by number are (left to right):

1. Abigail (Vaux) Smith (in back), age 65, mother of Della, Matie and David.

2. Matie (Smith) Cramer (in back), age 43, sister of Della.

3. Maybelle Smith (in front), age 6, niece of Della, daughter of David and Amy (Ashdown) Smith.

4. Thomas Ashdown (in back), father of Amy (Ashdown) Smith, and father-in-law of David Smith.

5. Della (Smith) Carringer (shortest lady), age 48, my great-grandmother.

6. Beulah Dyar (in front), age 3, Della's first cousin once removed, daughter of Bert and Mary (Woodward) Dyar.

7. Amy (Ashdown) Smith (in back), age 43, wife of David Smith, daughter of Thomas Ashdown.

8. Cecil Dyar (in front), age 8, Della's first cousin once removed, son of Bert and Mary (Woodward) Dyar.

9. Mary (Woodward) Dyar (in back of Cecil), age 43, Della's first cousin (daughter of Mary Ann (Vaux) Woodward, sister of Abigail (Vaux) Smith).

10. Lyle Carringer (in back in white suit and hat), age 18, son of Austin and Della (Smith) Carringer, my grandfather.

11. Austin Carringer (in back with hat), age 56, husband of Della (Smith) Carringer.

12. Bert Dyar (in back with hat), age 43, husband of Mary (Woodward) Dyar.

13. David D. Smith (in front with hat), age 46, brother of Della (Smith) Carringer, and husband of Amy (Ashdown) Smith.

The Bert Dyar family moved from Boone County, Nebraska to Los Angeles County, California before 1910. Information about this family can be found here.

I wonder who took this picture?  Perhaps it was Austin's brother, Harvey Edgar Carringer, since he wasn't related by marriage to any of these people. 

About 10 months after I posted this photograph in 2008, a reader commented "I'm related to those Dyars if they came from Nebraska. I'm from the branch that didn't move out to California."  See, posting family photos works as cousin bait!

NOTE:  The first 78 posts that I count in the (Not So) Wordless Wednesday series were titled "Family Photographs - Post nn."  On Post 79, I switched to labeling them "(Not So) Wordless Wednesday - Post nn" posts.


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