Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Carringers in the News -- Sally Carringer Married La Verne Eggleston in 1952 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa

 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 Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] newspaper dated 30 November 1952:

The transcription of this article is:  

"Sally Carringer Becomes Bride of La Verne Eggleston

"In a candlelight ceremony performed Thanksgiving eve in the Cedar Christian church, Miss Sally Carringer became the bride of La Verne Eggleston.  Baskets of yellow and bronze mums and palms provided the setting for the service read by the Rev. Fraser Thomason.

"The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Krumbholz, 1420 E avenue NE, and Mr. Eggleston's parents are Mr. and Mrs. Irvin Eggleston of New Hampton.

"The bride's gown of  white satin was fashioned with a rolled shoulder collar over a high neckline of net.  The hooped skirt extended into a full train.  A Juliet cap of tufted satin and lace held her fingertip veil and she carried an ivory prayer book adorned with orchids.

"Miss Martha Miller was maid of honor and Miss Vivian Porch of Chicago, bridesmaid.  They were identically attired in gowns of raspberry velvet and net and carried cascade bouquets of yellow mums.

"Edward Dozark was best man and Robert McCracken of Waterloo, groomsman.  Ushers were Donald Zierath of Ames and Roy J. Bleedner.  Miss Ann Brooks, vocalist, was accompanied at the organ by Miss Elaine Curtis.

"A reception for 200 guests was given in the church parlors.  Hostesses were Alpha Gamma Delta sorority sisters of the bride and Mrs. Helen McFatridge and Mrs. Guy Andrews.

"After a wedding trip to Chicago, the couple will reside at 1424 A avenue NE.  The bride is a junio at Coe college and Mr. Eggleston is employed by Cargills.  He attended Coe college, where he was a member of Alpha Phi Omega, and was graduated from Iowa State Teachers college."

The source citation is:

"Sally Carringer Becomes Bride of La Verne Eggleston,The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] newspaper, marriage article, Sunday, 30 November 1952, page 29, column 5, Sally Carringer and  La Verne Eggleston marriage article;  Newspapers.com  (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 15 November 2021).

This marriage article provides the names of the bride and groom, the  parents names of the bride and groom, the implied wedding date and location, the names of the attendants, their employment, and where the couple will reside.

Sally Ann Carringer (1932-????) was born 20 September 1932 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the daughter of William Vincent and Genevieve Lucille (Robertson) Carringer.   La Verne Eggleston () was the son of Irvin and  Myrtle (Hutchinson) Eggleston of New Hampton, Iowa.  They were married on 26 November 1952 in Cedar Rapids. 

Sally Ann Carringer is my 4th cousin once removed, with common ancestors of my 4th great-grandparents Martin and Magdalena (Hoax) Carringer.

There are hundreds of Carringer "stories" in my family tree - and this was one of them. Life happens, accidentally and intentionally, and sometimes a newspaper article tells us quite a bit about the bride and groom. I am glad that I can honor Sally Carringer and La Verne Eggleston 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.


Disclosure: I have a complimentary subscription to Newspapers.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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