Carringers in the News — Betty Virginia Carringer Celebrates Her First Birthday in 1920

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

This week’s entry is from the San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper dated 1 August 1920:

The transcription of the article is:

“Celebrates Birthday With Get together for 17

“Little Miss Betty Virginia Carringer celebrated her first birthday Friday with a celebration given by her mom, Mrs. Lyle L. Carringer, at her residence, 2054 Harrison road.  The decorations had been in pink and white.

“These invited had been Nice Grandma Smith and Grandmothers Carringer and Auble; the Misses Myrtle Kemp, Letha Klughardt, Genevieve Berry; Mrs. Dave Gershon, Mrs. Fred Allen, Mrs. Sherwin Smith, Mrs. James Kerr, Mrs. John McCann; the Little Misses Virginia Kerr, Beulah Irene McCann, Betty Virginia Carringer, and Masters Gordon Gerson, Junior Allen and Sydney Smith.”
The supply quotation is:

Celebrates Birthday With Get together for 17, San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper, Sunday, 1 August 1920, web page 38, column 5, Betty Virginia Carringer birthday celebration;   GenealogyBank, Newspaper Archives   ( : accessed 27 December 2021).

Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) was born 30 July 1919 in San Diego, California, the daughter of Lyle L. and Emily Ok. (Auble) Carringer.  She married Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) in 1942.
Betty Virginia (Carringer) Seaver is my sainted mom.  This text corroborates the road tackle of the Carringer residence in late July 1920, and the listing of attendees signifies household and pals, particularly these with babies.  Myrtle Kemp (1893-1970) is the primary cousin of Emily (Auble) Carringer, and the niece of Emily’s mom, Georgianna (Kemp) Auble.  

There are a whole bunch of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in all them. Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally a newspaper article gives extra element about your very shut household.  I’m glad that I can honor my mom, Betty Virginia Carringer, at present.

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


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