Carringers in the News — Carringers in the San Diego Newspapers in 1899

  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 San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper dated 23 February 1899:

The transcription of this text is:  

“D.J. Carringer & Sons, additionally from Colorado, have and are becoming up nice houses on Thirtieth and Watkins.  Mr. Carrington offers a depressing image of the fruit business in Colorado.  He was one of many Administrators of the Longmont Horticultural society and Boulder Fruit affiliation.  He says blight and wooly aphis are quick destroying the apple business in that state, and having had twenty years’ expertise there he is aware of some issues not recognized right here.  That is proper, D.J., when a rancher finds out he could make errors he’s in a good approach to maintain out of the home of correction.  Not solely ranchers, however Uncle Sam, who has been enjoying Ophelia to the Philippine Topsy (who really, on this occasion, simply ‘growed’ onto us), and find on the market are issues we want we hadn’t needed to contact.  Wooly aphis and wooly barbarians are a tough lot to cope with.  In Colorado they minimize up the bushes to eliminate the aphis.  Allow us to hope a greater destiny is in retailer for Uncle Sam’s Topsy-turvy individuals, who’ve needed to obtain sudden chastisement, and should really feel considerably minimize up.

“H.A. Carringer has alfalfa minimize for his cow, has made 9 crops, and in July it was thirty inches, August ditto, and this, bear in mind, is on crimson mesa soil.  Maples grew eight toes in a 12 months, cherimoyers are doing effectively, and white Meshanack potatoes yielded prolifically, from a small patch, had sufficient for his household and some sacks to promote.  Secret, the land is effectively fed, therefore it returns the praise.”
That is half of a bigger article titled “Factors for Growers, Useful Hints by Horticultural Commissioner Corridor.” on the web page.  It is attention-grabbing that the political scenario in 1899 (the Spanish-American Warfare, with U.S. Forces within the Philppines) was woven into the story about aphis infestations.  
The supply quotation is:

Factors for Growers, San Diego [Calif.] Union newspaper, Thursday, 23 February 1899, web page 7, column 3, D. J. Carringer and H.A. Carringer article;   GenealogyBank, Newspaper Archives   ( : accessed 13 December 2021).

David Jackson (D.J.) Carringer (1828-1902) was born 4 November 1818 in Greenville, Pennsylvania, the son of Henry and Sarah (Feather) Carringer, who died 20 January 1902 in San Diego, California.  He married Rebecca Spangler (1832-1901) on 16 October 1851 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (King) Spangler of Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  They moved to Louisa County, Iowa in about 1857, to Boulder, Colorado in 1873, and to San Diego earlier than 1899.  That they had three youngsters.

*  Harvey Edgar (H.E.) Carringer (1852-1946).
*  Henry Austin “H.A.” Carringer (1853-1946).
*  Effie Eva Carringer (1858-1874).

Henry Austin Carringer (1853-1946) was born 28 November 1853 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, and died 30 November 1946 in San Diego.  He married Abbie Ardelle “Della” Smith (1862-1944) on 11 September 1887 in Wano, Kansas.  She was the daughter of Devier J. and Abbie A. (Vaux) Smith.  Della died 1 January 1944 in San Diego.  They got here to San Diego after their marriage in 1887, and Austin was a carpenter and millman.  That they had two youngsters:

*  Devier David Carringer (1889-1890).
*  Lyle Lawrence Carringer (1891-1976), married 1918 Emily Kemp Auble (1899-1977) in San Diego.

David Jackson and Rebecca (Spangler) Carringer are my 2nd great-grandparents, Henry Austin and Della A. (Smith) Carringer are my great-grandparents, and Lyle and Emily (Auble) Carringer are my maternal grandparents.  All of them have been capable of domesticate, develop and harvest bushes, flowers, fruit, berries potatoes, and extra on small plots of land.

There are lots of of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in every of them. Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally a newspaper article tells us of  life experiences of an ancestor.  I’m glad that I can honor my Carringer ancestors at present.

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


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