Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Carringers in the News -- John M. Carringer Dies in 1906 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania

 It's time for another edition of "Carringers in the News" - a weekly feature from the historical newspapers about persons with the surname Carringer (my mother's maiden surname) that are interesting, useful, mysterious, fun, macabre, or add information to my family tree database.

This week's entry is from The Record-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper dated 8 September 1906:

The transcription of the article is:

"John M. Carringer

"John M. Carringer, of Sheakleyville, died Friday, September 7, 1906.  He had been in poor health for several years and was over 80 years old.

"Mr. Carringer was born in Perry township and was the son of George Carringer.  Martin Carringer, his grandfather who wasl iving on the farm in 1795, was probably the first settler in Mercer county.  Mr. Carringer was a farmer and then a merchant in Sheakleyville.  For several years he has been unable to attend to business.

"He leaves to mourn his loss a wife and six children: Mrs. A. DeArment, of Michigan; Milo S., of Marieville, Forest county; Mrs. F.W. Findley, Sandy Creek township; Burt, of Sharon; Emmett, of Greenville, and Walon, of Sharpsville.

"Mr. Caringer was in politics, being a whig, then an ardent republican during the remainder of his life.  His Christian experience dates back over 60 years, first a seceedeh then United Presbyterian.  His character has been exemplary and consistent.  The funeral will be held Monday at Sheakleyville."

The source citation is:

"John M. Carringer," The Record-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Saturday, 8 September 1906, page 2, column 3, John M. Carringer obituary notice;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 29 March 2021).

John Montgomery Carringer (1822-1906) was born 28 October 1922 in Perry township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of George and Isabella (Montgomery) Carringer.  He married (1) Sarah Elizabeth Spangler (1824-1864) on 2 November 1843 in Sheakleyville, Pennsylvania, and they had five children:

*  Anderson Carringer (1845-1879), married about 1864 Orvilla Minerva Dean (1846-1921).
*  Milo Cerastes Carringer (1847-1939), married 1875 Mary Amanda Robinson (1850-1932).
*  Araminta Ceretta Carringer (1849-1937), married 1869 Andrew Jackson DeArment (1845-1912).
*  Eveline Elizabeth Carringer (1851-1871).
*  Esmond Alonzo Carringer (1858-1858).

John Carringer married (2) Mary J. Sheakley (1843-1869) on 12 March 1867 in Mercer, and they had one child:

*  Elva Orval Carringer (1867-1868).

John Carringer married (3) Appaline Reash (1847-1920) in about 1871 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and they had six children:

*  Elsa Carringer (1872-1946), married 1894 Frank Weldon Findley (1856-1916).
*  Renaldo Carringer (1874-1885).
*  Bert Anson Carringer (1877-1934), married 1907 Sadie Irene Love (1889-1965).
*  Walton Garfield Carringer (1880-1970), married 1911 Joanna F. Thompson (1888-1977).
*  Emmett Roscoe Carringer (1883-1957), married 1910 Ellen M. Moreland (1888-1971).
*  Earl Spencer Carringer (1886-1908).

I am a first cousin four times removed to John Montgomery Carringer.  Our common ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851). 

There are hundreds of Carringer "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them.   Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a person lives a long life with three wives and 12 children. I am glad that I can honor John Montgomery Carringer today.  

You never know when a descendant or relative will find this blog post and learn something about their ancestors or relatives, or will provide more information about them to me.


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