Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Carringers in the News -- Emmett Roscoe Carringer Dies in 1957 in Whittier, California

   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 17 January 1957:

The transcription of this article is:

"Emmett Roscoe Carringer

"Emmett Roscoe Carringer, 73, of 133 South Pickering Avenue, Whittier, Calif., died at his home at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 1957.

"A son of John Montgomery and Apaline Reash Carringer, he was born in Hadley, Pa., Aug. 26, 1883.  He married Ellen Mabel Moreland, March 12, 1910.  He lived in Hadley, Greenville and Jamestown until 1943 when he moved to Pasadena, Calif.

"He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Free Jamison (Alene) of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. James W. McElhaney (Alberta) of Monrovia, Calif; one son, John R. Carringer, of Whittier, Calif.; three grandchildren; one brother, W.G. Carringer, of Jamestown; one niece and two nephews.

"He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, Adelphic Lodge, F. and A.M., Jamestown, and the Carpenter's Union, Pasadena.

"Services were conducted Saturday, Jan. 12, 1957, by Dr. Ralph Grove, pastor of the Pasadena United Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery there."

The source citation is:

"Emmett Roscoe Carringer," The Record Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Thursday, 17 January 1957, page 2, column 3, Emmet Roscoe Carringer obituary;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 14 June 2021).

This obituary provides a death date and place, an age, a birth date and place, parents names, the names of his wife, children and siblings, and some information about his residences and associations.

Emmett Roscoe Carringer was born 26 August 1883 in Hadley, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Montgomery and Apaline (Reash) Carringer.  He married Ellen Mabel "Nellie" Moreland (1888-1971) on 12 March 1910 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  he was the daughter of James A. and Mary E. (Bates) Moreland.  Emmett and Nellie had three children:

*  Mary Alene Carringer (1911-1995), married 1936 Herman Free Jamison (1905-1978).
*  John Richard Carringer (1913-1992), married (1) 1950 Marilyn Margaret Williams (1921-2001); (2) 1966 Louise E. Bryson (1917-2008).
*  Alberta M. Carringer (1918-1978), married 1942 James Willard McElhaney (1916-1987).

I am a second cousin three times removed to Emmett Roscoe 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 and dies near his family.  I am glad that I can honor Emmett Roscoe 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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