Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Carringers in the News -- Frederick Willard Carringer Dies in 1965 in Fort Worth, Texas

 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 Fort Worth [Texas]Star-Telegram newspaper dated 28 November 1965:

The transcription of this article is:

Frederick Willard Carringer, 2524 Stadium Drive, passed away Saturday.  Survivors: Daughters, Edward C. House, Fort Worth, Mrs. Carl Rolle, Bethesda, Maryland; five grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren.  Friends may call at Harveson & Cole, 702 8th Avenue until 1 p.m., Monday.  Services 2 p.m., Monday, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Rev. Louis F. Martin officiating.  Interment Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Colo.  Family will appreciate memorials to Frederick W. Carringer Memorial Fund, St. Andrew's Episcopal Church.  Arrangements Harveson & Cole."

The source citation is:

"Carringer," Fort Worth [Texas]Star-Telegram newspaper, death notice, Sunday, 28 November 1965, page 50, column 3, Frederick Willard Carringer obituary;  Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 5 July 2021).

This death notice provides a death date and place, daughters names, but nothing about his occupation, religion or associations.

Frederick Willard Carringer was born 1 April 1876 in Monmouth, Warren County, Illinois, the son of Anthony Spangler and Maria (Moyer) Carringer.  He died 27 November 1965 in Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas.  He married Elizabeth A. (Daisy) Olds (1876-1950) on 9 June 1898 in Denver, Colorado.  They had two children:

*  Elizabeth Olds Carringer (1900-1992), married 1923 Edward Chandler House (1899-1976).
*  Catherine Olds Carringer (1908-2008), married 1937 Carl C. Rolle (1910-1976).

I am a second cousin two times removed to Frederick Willard 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 has a death notice with some family information but no other information.  I am glad that I can honor Frederick Willard 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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