Tuesday, November 2, 2021

Carringers in the News -- W. Dale Carringer and Margaret Rissa Berry Wed in 1943 in 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 The Times-News [Twin Falls, Idaho] newspaper dated 18 March 1943:

The transcription of this article is:  

"Margaret Berry Wed in Texas

"The marriage of Miss Margaret Berry and Lieut. W. Dale Carringer took place March 11 at Brownsville, Texas.  The bride was attended by Miss Jean McClueen as maid of honor.  Lieut. Roland Jasparis acted as best man.

"The bride wore a light green spring suit with brown accessories and a gardenia corsage.  Mrsa. Carringer is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Berry, Hailey, and the bridegroom is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Cloyd Carringer, Boise.  The bride is a graduate of Hailey high school with the class of 1941.

"Mrs. Berry accompanied her daughter to Texas and attended the ceremony.  The young couple will be at home temporarily at the El Gardine hotel at Brownsville, where Lieutenant Carringer is stationed with the transport command."

The source citation is:

"Margaret Berry Weds in Texas," The Times-News [Twin Falls, Idaho] newspaper, marriage article, Tuesday, 25 September 1945, page 10, column 6, Rachel Carringer and Doyle G. Moye marriage article;   Newspapers.com   (https://www.newspapers.com : accessed 25 October 2021).

This marriage article provides the names of the bride and groom, the  parents names of the bride and groom, the wedding date and location, and the names of the attendants.

Wilmer Dale Carringer (1818-2009) was born 21 March 1918 in Boise, Idaho, the son of Joseph Wesley Cloyd and Lucretia Maud (Lawrence) Carringer.   He died 24 April 2009 in Brookings, Oregon.  Margaret Rissa Berry (1923-2011) was born 30 November 1923 in Fairfield, Idaho, the daughter of 
Arthur Harold and Leila Marie (Harrison) Berry.  Dale and Margaret were married 11 March 1943 in Brownsville, Texas.

Wilmer Dale Carringer is my 3rd cousin 1x removed, with common ancestors of 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 something about the bride and groom. I am glad that I can honor Wilmer Dale Carringer and Margaret Rissa Berry 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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