Monday, February 20, 2017

A Maiden Name for Ethel G. (--?--) Carringer (1880-1919)

I was reviewing my RootsMagic database today for the first time in two weeks, looking for persons without a maiden name.  I ran across Ethel G. (--?--) Carringer (1880-1919), who was married to Franklin Eugene Carringer (1859-1946).  Both have Find A Grave memorials in Fairmount Cemetery in Denver, Colorado, but they are not linked together.  However, their gravestones are very similar.  At some point, I linked them as husband and wife.  I wondered if there was more data now than when I originally worked on them several years ago.  I hoped to find Ethel's maiden name.

Here is the profile for Franklin Eugene Carringer in my Ancestry Member Tree:

I also had two daughters for Franklin and Ethel, named Ruth (born about 1917), and Ethel (born about 1919), based on 1930 and 1940 census records.  There were no 1920 census records found.

Franklin married Florence F. McEnery in 1930 and they are listed in the 1940 U.S. Census.

I looked through the Hints for Franklin Carringer and found no Hints that named Ethel as a wife.

There were no Hints for Ruth other than the 1930 census record.

However, the daughter Ethel had two Hints, including the 1940 U.S. Census entry:

The second Hint was the U.S. Social Security Application and Claims Index, 1936-2007 entry:

This Hint not only provided the names of her parents, but also her birth date, death date, and her married name.  From this record, and the Suggest Records on the right side of the screen, I was able to find more information about the daughter, Ethel (Carringer) Marwitz (1919-2005) and her husband, Dewey Eugene Marwitz (1922-1974).

But the real prize here was her mother's name - Ethel G. England.  So now I have a maiden name for Ethel (England) Carringer.

I updated my Ancestry Member Tree to reflect the newfound data, and also my RootsMagic database.  Here is Ethel (Carringer) Marwitz's profile in my Ancestry Member Tree:

Why do I care about this?  Well, Franklin Eugene Carringer (1859-1946) is my 2nd cousin twice removed, and Ethel (Carringer) Marwitz (1919-2005) is my third cousin once removed.  I don't know if Dewey and Ethel (Carringer) Marwitz had any children, but if they did they would be my fourth cousin, and might show up on an autosomal  DNA test result.

As I've said before, "Genealogy research is like a box of chocolates - you never know what you're going to find."

This was a fun break from my humdrum day, and I enjoyed the successful hunt.  On to the next family tree challenge.  Have I mentioned before how I love that Social Security Applications and Claim database on


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