Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Treasure Chest Tuesday -- Lyle L. Carringer U.S. Marines Muster Roll Card - May 1921

Today's Treasure Chest document is the May 1921 U.S. Marines muster roll entry for Lyle L. Carringer in San Diego, California:

The entry for Lyle L. Carringer is #4 in Privates, near the top of the top page of the image:




The transcription of the record is:

"4   Carringer, Lyle L.    7 May 17 [Enlisted]   6 May 21, "Expiration of Enrollment"

                                                                                    Character 'Excellent"

The source citation for this muster roll is:

"U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1798-1958," indexed database and digital image, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com : accessed 17 September 2018), T977 > US Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1893-1958 > Roll 0201, Sheet No. 463 (image 467 of 682), May 31, 1921, Lyle L. Carringer entry; original data in U.S. Marine Corps Muster Rolls, 1893-1958. Microfilm Publication T977, 460 rolls. ARC ID: 922159. Records of the U.S. Marine Corps, Record Group 127; National Archives in Washington, D.C.

Lyle L. Carringer enlisted in the United States Marines Reserve on 7 May 1917 at the Marine Barracks in San Diego, California as a Private in MCRs Class 4.  There are 24 muster cards like this one from May 1917 to December 1921 with some cards missing.  He served throughout his enlistment in San Diego.


I don't know how much time these Reserves had to put in each day or week - perhaps it was a full-time job.  Lyle was married in June 1918 and I believe that he commuted to this job in Balboa Park - probably on the streetcar (down 30th street to downtown San Diego), and then up the Balboa Park streetcar line to the Marine encampment.

Lyle was very proud to have served his country.  Here he is in his Marine uniform, all 5 feet 7 inches and 125 pounds of him:


Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976) is my maternal grandfather, who married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) on 19 June 1918 in San Diego.

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