Carringers in the News — Laura May Carringer Weds Guy Garfield Gordon in 1903 in Kansas

   It is time for an additional 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 Dighton [Kan.] Herald newspaper dated 10 December 1903:

The transcription of this text is:  

“MARRIED– Mr. Man G. Gordon to Miss Laura Carringer each of Shields, Kans.  The groom is a son of Mrs. Gordon dwelling close to the Iron bridge on the Walnut, certainly one of Lane’s greatest households.  The bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Carringer, certainly one of Lane county’s mfair daughters and Defend’s most most achieved women.

“The next is the record of presents:
Mattress room suite, Mrs. L.M. Gordon, Shields.
Dinner set, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Carringer, Shields
Clock and tea set, Mollie Carringer, Shields
Lamp, Alvin, Frazy, Selden, Kansas.
Silver knives and forks, W.H. Butler, Osage
Berry Sewt, F.S. Logan, Shields, Kansas
Desk Material, Mr. and Mrs. E.?. and John Markel, Elkhart, Ind.
Set napkins, Will Markel, Elkhart, Ind.
Mattress Unfold, Davis Gorman, Elkhart, Ind.
Silver tea spoons, Mr. and Mrs. Sam Heasly, Elkhart, Ind.
Lamp, T.A. Brown, Shields, Kansas
Butter knife and sugar shell, W.C. Stinson, Shields, Kansas
Teapot and jelly dish, O.E. Logan, Shields.
Salt and pepper set, Cora Carringer, Shields
Lamp and syrup pitcher, Mr. and Mrs. F.N. Hills, Shields, Kansas
Pair towels, Belle Jackson, Sanborn, Iowa
Feather mattress, S. Hayden,  Ainsworth, Iowa
Pair blankets, Mr. and Mrs. C.M. Gordon, Shields, Kan.
Cake plate, Mr. and Mrs. J.M. Fitch, Shields, Kans.
Berry dish, Mr. and Mrs. D.S. Carl, Imperial, Kansas
Desk material, Mr. and Mrs. Hagmeier, Healy
Silver desk spoons, Mr. and Mrs. D.B. King, Shields, Kans.
Cake stand, Mr. and Mrs. J.H. Bitner, Hoisington, Kansas.”
The supply quotation is:

“Married, The Dighton [Kans.] Herald newspaper, obituary, Thursday, 10 December 1903, web page 8, column 5, Man G. Gordon and Laura Carringer marriage announcement;  ( : accessed 13 September 2021).

This marriage announcement not solely offers the names and residences of bride and groom, and their mother and father names, but additionally the presents obtained from the marriage presents.  I didn’t have the wedding date, though it isn’t expressly given, but it surely should be earlier than 10 December 1903;  if it was on the Saturday earlier than this date, then it will be 5 December 1903. 

Man Garfield Gordon (1879-1950) was born 22 Could 1879 in Elkhart, Indiana, and died 17 January 1950 in San Jose, California.  Laura Could Carringer was born 30 April 1883 in Oregon, Iowa, the daughter of Joseph Howard and Charity Isabel (Hayden) Carringer.  Laura (Carringer) Gordon died 16 September 1966 in San Jose, California.  Man and Laura (Carringer) Gordon had three kids:
*  Raymond M. Gordon (1904-1988), married 1928 Nellie I. Richardson (1901-????)
*  Dorothy M. Gordon (1909-1974), married Meredith Roseboorough (1905-1992)
*  Wayne Howard Gordon (1912-1968) , married 1953 E. Ann Moore (1906-1986)
*  Edna Leone Gordon (1916-1997), married Malvin Moore (1915-1970).

I’m a 2nd cousin twice eliminated to Laura (Carringer) Gordon.  Our widespread ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851) and Daniel and Elizabeth (King) Spangler. 

There are a whole lot of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally a wedding announcement comprises the names of household and buddies I’m glad that I can honor Laura Could Carringer as we speak.  

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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