Carringers in the News — Alene Carringer and Free Jamison Marry in 1937 in Maryland

  It is time for an additional 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 are fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Document-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper dated 3 July 1937:

The transcription of this text is:  

“Miss Alene Carringer, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.R. Carringer of Jamestown, and Free Jamison, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.C. Jamison of South Shenango township, had been married in a quiet ceremony at Cumberland, Md., on Wednesday, afternoon, June 30.

“The ring ceremony was utilized by the officiating clergyman, the Rev. Mr. Eisenberger, pastor of the Presbyterian church in Cumberland.

“The bride graduated from Jamestown highschool in 1928.  Mr. Jamison graduated from the Jamestown faculty, Thiel School and the College of Pittsburgh.  He’s a member of the school of the Overbrook Junior Highschool in Pittsburgh.

“They are going to make their residence in Pittsburgh.”

The supply quotation is:

“Jamison-Carringer,” The Document-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper, marriage article, Friday, 2 July 1937, web page 6, column 2, Free Jamison and Alene Carringer marriage article;  ( : accessed 11 October 2021).

This marriage article offers the names of the bride and groom, the bride’s mother and father names, the marriage location, and the training and employment of the 2 events.

Herman Free Jamison was born 24 March 1905 in Shenango, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and died 4 July 1978 in Santa Clara, County, California.  He was the son of Ross Clark and Minnie alma (Dickey) Jamison.  Mary Alene Carringer was born on 20 January 1911 in Shenango, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and died 23 January 1995 in Santa Clara County, California.  She was the daughter of Emmett Roscoe and Ellen Mabel (Moreland) Carringer.  Free Jamison and Alene Carringer married 30 June 1937 in Cumberland, Allegany County, Maryland.  They’d two kids.

I’m a third cousin twice eliminated to Mary Alene (Carringer) Jamison.  Our frequent ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851).

There are a whole bunch of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically a newspaper article tells us one thing a few cousin’s training.  I’m glad that I can honor Mary Alene Carringer immediately.  

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


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