Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Seavers and Carringers at the Train Station in July 1942 -- Post 641 of (Not So) Wordless Wednesday

 I can't help it, I can't do a wordless post! This is one of my favorite photographs:

This colorized photo is from July 1942 taken at the Santa Fe train station in San Diego.  The occasion was the arrival of my father's mother and sister on the train from Massachusetts before the wedding of my parents on 12 July 1942:

The people in the photo are, from the left:

*  Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976), my maternal grandfather

*  Emily K. (Auble) Carringer (1899-1977), my maternal grandmother (in the shade)

*  Frederick W. Seaver, Jr. (1911-1983), my father (in the suit in front)

*  Dorothy (Taylor) Chamberlain (1904-1992), my first cousin 1x removed

*  Geraldine Seaver (1917-2007), my aunt (Fred's sister)

*  Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver (1882-1962), my paternal grandmother, and Fred's mother

*  Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), my mother, soon to be Fred's wife.

I don't know for sure who took this photograph - my guess is that Dorothy's husband, Marshall Chamberlain took the photo.  When my father came from Massachusetts in December 1940, he stayed with the Chamberlains in San Diego.  Dorothy is the daughter of Emily (Richmond) Taylor (who is the sister of Alma Bessie (Richmond) Seaver) who also resided with the Chamberlains.  

Look at the suits, dresses, jewelry, hats and gloves fresh off the train!  I have a home movie of this event also.


The URL for this post is:

Copyright (c) 2020, Randall J. Seaver

Please comment on this post on the website by clicking the URL above and then the "Comments" link at the bottom of each post. Share it on Twitter, Facebook, or Pinterest using the icons below. Or contact me by email at

No comments: