Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Carringers in the News - Mrs. Carringer Dies in 1918 in Chicago, Illinois

  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 Daily Gate City and Constitution-Democrat [Keokuk, Iowa]  newspaper dated 7 January 1918:

The transcription of the article is:

"Death Claims Mrs. Carringer
Former Resident of Keokuk Died Saturday at the 
Home of Her Daughter in Chicago --81 Years Old

"Mrs. Maria Carringer, for several years a resident of Keokuk, passed away at the home of her only daughter, 3935 Ellis Ave., Chicago, at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5.

"Mrs. Carringer was born in West Greenville, Pa., March 22, 1837.  July ? 1858, she was united in marriage to Anthony S. Carringer.  six children were born to this union, all of whom survive her, six grandchildren, and one sister.  The children are Franklin E. of Denver, Colo.; Wm. E. of Urbana, Ill.; Chas H. of Waco, Texas; Mrs. Lillie I. Findley of Chicago; Harry M. of Gary, Ind, and Fred W. of Denver, Colo.

"For the past five years Mrs. Carringer lived with her daughter in Chicago.  She was a member of the Christian Science church.  Services were held today at 2:30 p.m. after which the body will be conveyed to Denver, Colo. for interment."

The source citation is:

"Death Claims Mrs. Carringer," The Daily Gate City and Constitution-Democrat [Keokuk, Iowa] newspaper, obituary, Monday, 7 January 1918, page 5, column 1, Maria Carringer obituary notice;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 19 April 2021).

Maria Carringer died 5 January 1918 in Chicago, Illinois.  The obituary provides a birth date, her husband's name, and their marriage date, but not the names of her parents.  It does provide the names of her six living children and their residences, and a few association details.

Maria (Moyer) Carringer (1837-1918) was born 22 March 1837 in West Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Sarah (--?--) Moyer.  She married Anthony Spangler Carringer (1837-1910) in July 1858 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and they had six children:

*  Franklin Eugene Carringer (1859-1946), married 1915 Ethel G. England (1880-1919).
*  William Effinger Carringer (1860-1926), married 1884 Huldah Jane Crawford (1861-1932).
*  Charles Herbert Carringer (1865-1951), married 1894 Grace Darley (1870-1945).
*  Lilla Annetta Carringer (1868-1924), married 1894 Samuel Gibson. Findley (1870-1948)
*  Harry Martin Seaver (1872-1960), married 1953 Della Kiser (1885-1969).
*  Frederick Willard Carringer (1876-1965), married 1898 Elisabeth A. Olds (1876-1950).

I am a first cousin three times removed to  Anthony Spangler Carringer.  Our common ancestors are my 3rd great-grandparents Daniel Spangler (1781-1851) and Elizabeth King (1796-1863) and 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 loses her husband and leaves a relatively large family.  I am glad that I can honor Maria (Moyer) 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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