Carringers in the News — Emmett Roscoe Carringer Dies in 1957 in Whittier, California

   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 can be fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The File-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper dated 17 January 1957:

The transcription of this text is:

“Emmett Roscoe Carringer

“Emmett Roscoe Carringer, 73, of 133 South Pickering Avenue, Whittier, Calif., died at his residence at 6 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 10, 1957.

“A son of John Montgomery and Apaline Reash Carringer, he was born in Hadley, Pa., Aug. 26, 1883.  He married Ellen Mabel Moreland, March 12, 1910.  He lived in Hadley, Greenville and Jamestown till 1943 when he moved to Pasadena, Calif.

“He’s survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Free Jamison (Alene) of San Jose, Calif., and Mrs. James W. McElhaney (Alberta) of Monrovia, Calif; one son, John R. Carringer, of Whittier, Calif.; three grandchildren; one brother, W.G. Carringer, of Jamestown; one niece and two nephews.

“He was a member of the United Presbyterian Church, Pasadena, Adelphic Lodge, F. and A.M., Jamestown, and the Carpenter’s Union, Pasadena.

“Providers have been carried out Saturday, Jan. 12, 1957, by Dr. Ralph Grove, pastor of the Pasadena United Presbyterian Church.  Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery there.”

The supply quotation is:

“Emmett Roscoe Carringer, The File Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Thursday, 17 January 1957, web page 2, column 3, Emmet Roscoe Carringer obituary;   ( : accessed 14 June 2021).

This obituary supplies a dying date and place, an age, a delivery date and place, mother and father names, the names of his spouse, kids and siblings, and a few details about his residences and associations.

Emmett Roscoe Carringer was born 26 August 1883 in Hadley, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of John Montgomery and Apaline (Reash) Carringer.  He married Ellen Mabel “Nellie” Moreland (1888-1971) on 12 March 1910 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  he was the daughter of James A. and Mary E. (Bates) Moreland.  Emmett and Nellie had three kids:

*  Mary Alene Carringer (1911-1995), married 1936 Herman Free Jamison (1905-1978).
*  John Richard Carringer (1913-1992), married (1) 1950 Marilyn Margaret Williams (1921-2001); (2) 1966 Louise E. Bryson (1917-2008).
*  Alberta M. Carringer (1918-1978), married 1942 James Willard McElhaney (1916-1987).

I’m a second cousin 3 times eliminated to Emett Roscoe Carringer.  Our frequent 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 one among them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically an individual lives an extended life and dies close to his household.  I’m glad that I can honor Emmett Roscoe Carringer immediately.  

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