Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Carringers in the News -- Bessie Louise Carringer Marries Charles Davis in 1915 in Greenville, 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 2 November 1915:

The transcription of this article is:  

At three o'clock, Tuesday afternoon, November 2, 1915, Miss Bessie Louise Carringer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Carringer, became the bride of Charles Davis, son of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis of Maysville.  The marriage ceremony took place in the bride's home, 33 Elm Street and the service was read by the pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal Church, Rev. Dr. Lloyd L. Swisher.  The house decorations were in yellow and white, chrysanthemums and late autumn garden flowers being used.  The bride wore a gown of white embroidered organdie and she carried chrysanthemums.  She was attended by her sister, Miss Hazel Carringer, who also wore a frock of white.  Raymond Donner of Sharon was Mr. Davis' best man.

"A wedding supper of pretty appointments was served in the dining room, which was also beautiful with yellow and white chrysanthemums.  Covers for thirty were placed.  among the out-of-town guests were Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis, Harry and William Davis of Maysville; Mr. and Mrs. John Davis, Misses Elizabeth and Bertha Davis and Mr. and Mrs. Ezra Garlick of Sharon; Mrs. Lavinia Heckman, Miss Bessie Heckman of Youngstown; Mr. and Mrs. Charles Baughman and Mr. and Mrs. William Baughman of Oil City.

"Mr. and Mrs. Davis left for Pittsburg and Oil City and after November 15, will be at home in 51 Wilson avenue, Sharon."

The source citation is:

"Carringer-Davis," The Record-Arhus [Greenfield, Penn.] newspaper, marriage article, Tuesday, 2 November 1915, page 3, column 5, Charles Davis and Bessie Louise Carringer marriage article;   Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 20 September 2021).

This marriage article provides the names and residences of bride and groom, and their parents names, and the out of town attendees.  

Charles H. Davis (1890-1964) was born 2 May 1890 in Sharon, Pennsylvania, and died 24 July 1964 in Sharon, the son of Joseph T. and Sarah Ann (Thain) Davis of Sharon.  Bessie Louise Carringer (1886-1943) was born 3 June 1886 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, the daughter of William M. and Louisa M. (Baughman) Carringer of Greenville.  She died 21 December 1943 in West Shenango, Pennsylvania.  Charles and Bessie Louise (Carringer) Davis married 2 November 1915 in Greenville, Pennsylvania. They had one child:

*  Sara Louise Davis (1918-2006), married John J. Meredith (1920-2003).

I am a 3rd cousin twice removed to Bessie Louise (Carringer) Davis.  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 marriage article contains the names of family and friends. I am glad that I can honor Bessie Louise 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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