Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Carringers in the News -- Abbie A. Smith (1844-1931) Death Notice in San Diego in 1931

 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 San Diego [Calif.] Evening Tribune newspaper dated 12 September 1931:

The transcription of the article is:

"XMITH -- Sept. 11, 1931.  Abbie A. Smith.  Mother of Mrs. Della A. Carringer and grandmother of Lyle L. Carringer and Mrs. Eva De France and Mrs. Maybelle Milmer, all of this city; a native of New York; age 86 years.  Friends are invited to attend services at Benbough Funeral Parlors, 7th and Date sts.  Saturday at 4 p.m.  Cremation.  Benbough's crematory.  Please omit flowers."

The source citation is:

"Smith," San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper, Sunday, 12 September 1931, page 18, column 1, Abbie A. Smith death notice;   GenealogyBank, Newspaper Archives   (https://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 10 January 2022).

Abbie A. Smith (1844-1931) was born 28 October 1844 in Aurora, New York, the daughter of Samuel and Mary Ann (Underhill) Vaux.  She married Devier J. Smith (1839-1894) on 4 April 1861 in Rolling Prairie, Wisconsin, and they had five children.  Their first-born was Abbie Ardell "Della" Smith (1862-1944) who married Henry A. Carringer (1853-1946) in 1887 in Wano, Kansas.  Henry and Della (Smith) Carringer came to San Diego in 1887, and Abbie Smith came in after the 1894 death of her husband.  Henry and Della had two sons, including Lyle L. Carringer (1891-1976), who married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in 1918 in San Diego.  Lyle is my maternal grandfather, Henry and Della are my great-grandparents, and Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith is a second great-grandmother.

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 provides more detail about your very close family.  I am glad that I can honor my 2nd great-grandmother, Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith, 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 paid subscription to GenealogyBank.com and have used it extensively to find articles about my ancestral and one-name families.

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