Carringers in the News — M.E. Carringer Dies in 1905 in Parsons, Kansas

  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 might be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the Parsons [Kansas] Weekly Solar newspaper dated 22 December 1905:

The transcription of this text is:  

One among Parsons Oldest and Extremely Revered Citizen Passes Away
M.E. Carringer, aged 71 years, died this morning on the household dwelling on east Forrest avenue, of enlargement of the liver.  The announcement of demise of this pioneer settler, comes as a shock and a shock to his many pals right here, as however few knew that he had been indisposed.  Three months in the past Mr. Carringer first complained of sickness, however not till a short while earlier than he handed away have been fears entertained as to the results of the assault.  This morning at 2 o’clock he sank quickly and earlier than help may very well be given him he died.

“Milton E. Carringer was born in 1834 and had been a resident of Parsons for greater than 1 / 4 of a century.  He engaged in the true property and mortgage enterprise right here years in the past and continued on this career till some weeks in the past when his bodily situation made it essential to give up his workplace.  Mr. Carringer was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and a foremost advocate of all of the reforms and ethical actions began on this group.  The unhappiness following his demise spreads far past the confines of the deceased’s dwelling, and wherever he was recognized sorrow is at this time expressed that he has ceased to stay.

“The funeral companies will he held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from the First Presbyterian church.  Interment will likely be made on the Oakwood cemetery.  Dr. Davis, pastor of the church, will conduct the companies.”
The supply quotation is:

“M.e. Carringer is Lifeless, Parsons [Kan.] Weekly Solar newspaper, obituary, Friday, 22 December 1905, web page 3, column 4, Milton E. Carringer obituary;  ( : accessed 6 September 2021).

This obituary offers a start 12 months, demise date and place, an age, a presumed reason behind demise, and a few biographical data.  The obituary doesn’t point out any relations. 

Milton Edward Carringer (1834-1905) was born in March 1834 in Sandy Creek, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of George and Isabella (Montgomery) Carringer.  He married Lucia J. “Lucy” McCormick (1837-1917)  in 1858 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania.  She was the daughter of Adam and Anna (Holloway) McCormick.  They’d two kids:

*  Viola Florence Carringer (1860-1936), married (1) 1880 Roy Bowen (1853-1894); (2) 1899 Albert H. Luster (1855-????_; (3) Ike Knight (????-????).
*  Edward V. Carringer (1863-????), married (1) 1887 Elodia B. Clark (1867-????); (2) 1894 Lillian C. Crawford (1874-????).

I’m a 1st cousin 4 occasions eliminated to Milton Edward Carringer.  Our widespread ancestors are my 4th great-grandparents Martin Carringer (1758-1835) and Maria Magdalena Hoax (1768-1851). 

There are tons of of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was certainly one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally an individual’s obituary doesn’t identify any survivors. I’m glad that I can honor Milton Edward Carringer at this time.  

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


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