Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Carringers in the News - William E. Carringer Dies in 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio

 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 News-Herald [Franklin, Penn.] newspaper dated 21 June 1948:

The transcription of the article is:

"William E. Carringer

"Wiliam E. Carringer, 72, husband of Fannie Lo Bertha, of Cleveland, O., former Franklin resident, died in his home on Saturday afternoon.

"Mr. Carringer was born near Sheakleyville, the son of the late J.A. and Esther Louise King Carringer.

"He was married in 1899 in Mayville, N.Y.  In 1900 he moved to Franklin and lived here until 1921, when he moved to Cleveland where he had since made his home.

"Besides his wife he is survived by the following children all of Cleveland:  Mrs. Jennie Groh, Mrs. Leora Haldeman, Mrs. Hazel Rogers, and Earl Carringer.  Grandchildren:  Bertha Jane rogbers and Albert Singleton, Jr., and two great-grandchildren, Chloe and Raymond Singleton, of Cleveland.  Four sisters also survive:  Mrs. Palmer Campbell, West Sunbury; Mrs. Howard Cain, National City, Calif.; Mrs. Harley Bell, Franklin; and Mrs. William Rowe, Greenville.

"The body will be brought to the Hoovler Funeral Home Tuesday where friends may call after 1 p.m.  Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. with Rev. B.E. Coleman, of the First Evangelical United Brethren Church officiating.  Burial will be made in Franklin Cemetery."

The source citation is:

"William E. Carringer," News-Herald [Franklin, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Monday, 21 June 1948, page 3, column 5, William E. Carringer obituary notice;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 17 May 2021).

This obituary provides a death date and place, an age, the names of his wife, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, but there is no information about his occupation or associations other than the church..  

William Earl Carringer (1875-1948) was born 21 August 1875 in Deer Creek, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Elexander and Esther Louise (King) Carringer.  He married Fanny Bertha Latshaw (1876-1962) in  1898 in Mayfield, New York. He died 19 May 1948 in Cleveland, Ohio.  They had four children:

*  Jennie Adelle Carringer (1899-1974), married 1924 Harry Louis Groh (1900-1978).
*  Leora Pearl Carringer (1901-1982), married (1) 1919 Albert William Singleton (1896-1971); (2) 1928 Abel W. Haldeman (1902-1984).
*  Hazel May Carringer (1903-1995), married 1926 Frank Rogers (1900-????).
*  Earl Leroy Carringer (1906-1973), married 1946 Alma D. Reith (1911-1991).

I am a third cousin twice removed to  Wilbert H. 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's obituary lists all of his family members but not an occupation.   I am glad that I can honor William Earl 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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