Carringers in the News — A.S. Carringer Dies in 1903 in Colorado

 It is time for one more version of “Carringers within the Information” – a weekly characteristic from the historic newspapers about individuals with the surname Carringer (my mom’s maiden surname) which might be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Denver  [Colo.] Publish newspaper dated 4 January 1903:

The transcription of this text is:

“A.S. Carringer Killed by Untimely Shot

Empire, Colo., Jan. 3 — The badly mangled physique of A.S. Carringer was discovered this afternoon in an adlt degree of the McKinley mine, Lincoln mountain, about three miles from Empire.  A untimely shot had evidently prompted loss of life.  Deceased was about 66 years of age, and leaves two sons, Frank Carringer, consultant from Jefferson County within the final legislature, and Fred Carringer, an officer of the Individuals’s financial institution at Denver.  Coroner Tratken seen the stays, however deemed a proper inquest pointless.”
The supply quotation is:

“A.S. Carringer Killed by Untimely Shot, The Denver [Colo.] Publish newspaper, obituary, Sunday, 4 January 1903, web page 12, column 2, A.S. Carringer obituary;  ( : accessed 23 August 2021).

This obituary gives a loss of life date and place, an age, the names of two sons, and a presumed reason behind loss of life.  The “untimely shot” was most likely a mine explosion.

Anthony Spangler Carringer (1837-1903) was born in Could 1837 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph and Anna Maria (Spangler) Carringer.  He married in July 1858 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania to Maria Moyer (1837-1918).  They’d six youngsters:
*  Franklin Eugene Carringer (1859-1946), married (1) 1915 Ethel G. England (1880-1919), (2) 1930 Florence E. McEnery (1875-????).
*  William Effinger Carringer (1860-1926), married 1884 Huldah Jane Crawford (1861-1932).
*  Charles Herbert Carringer (1865-1951), married 1894 Grace Darley (1870-1945).
*  Lilla Annetta Carringer (1868-1924), married 1894 Samuel Gibson Findley (1870-1948).
*  Harry Martin Carringer (1872-1960), married (1) 1903 Minnie C. Liskey (1872-1950), (2) Della Kiser (1885-1969).
*  Frederick Willard Carringer (1876-1965), married 1898 Elizabeth A. “Daisy” Olds (1876-1950).

I’m a 1sh cousin thrice eliminated to Anthony Spangler Carringer.  Our widespread ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851). 

There are lots of of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally an individual dies unexpectedly in an accident. I’m glad that I can honor Anthony Spangler Carringer at present.  

You by no means know when a descendant or relative will discover this weblog publish and be taught one thing about their ancestors or family, or will present extra details about them to me.


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