Tuesday, March 1, 2022

Carringers in the News -- Lyle L. Carringer Dies in San Diego in 1976

 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.] Union newspaper dated 11 November 1976:

The transcription of the article is:

"Lyle L. Carringer

"Services will be held t 1:30 p.m. today at Cypress View Mortuary for Lyle L. Carringer, 85, of 825 Harbor View Place, a lifelong county resident who died Friday in a hospital.  Inurnment will be in the mortuary mausoleum.

"Mr. Carringer, a native San Diegan who attended Sherman Elementary School and was graduated from the old Russ High School, was an accountant at the old Marston Department Store for 46 years before retiring in 1960.  He served in the Marine corps during World War I and was a member of the Marston Oldtimers and the East End Gang.

"Survivors include his wife, Emily K.; a daughter, Mrs. Betty Seaver of San Diego; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren."

The source citation is:

"Lyle L. Carringer," San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper, Thursday, 11 November 1976, page A-19 column 1, Lyle L. Carringer obituary;   GenealogyBank, Newspaper Archives   (https://www.genealogybank.com : accessed 28 February 2022).

Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976)  was born 2 November 1891in San Diego, California, the son of Henry Austin and Abbey Ardell (Smith) Carringer.  He married Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) on 19 June 1918 in San Diego, California.  Their only child was Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002), who married Frederick Walton Seaver Jr. (1911-1983) on 14 June 1942.  They had three sons.

Lyle and Emily are my beloved maternal grandparents - the only grandparents I saw throughout my life until they passed away.  This article honors Lyle with a few highlights of his life - I wish it had more!

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 obituary is too short and sweet.  I am glad that I can honor my grandfather Lyle Lawrence Carringer, today.

You never know when a descendant, relative or friend 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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