Carringers in the News — Martin Carringer Dies in 1906 in Cambridge Springs, Pennsylvania

  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 info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Conneautville [Penn.] Courier newspaper dated 18 July 1906:

The transcription of this text is:

“Martin Carringer, one of many oldest and most revered residents of Cambridge Springs, died at his residence in that place on Wednesday of final week, aged 87 years.  He was a veteran of the civil warfare; postmaster for 2 phrases, and engaged within the mercantile enterprise throughout almost half a centry of his energetic life.  He leaves three kids.”

The supply quotation is:

“Martin Carringer, The Conneautville [Penn.] Courier newspaper, demise discover, Wednesday, 16 July 1906, web page 1, column 8, Martin Carringer demise discover;   ( : accessed 9 August 2021).

This demise discover offers a location, an age at demise, an implied demise date, and a few life highlights, however doesn’t offered details about his partner or three kids.   

Martin Carringer (1818-1906) was born 24 January 1818 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of Johann Jacob and Elizabeth (–?–) Carringer.  He died 11 July 1906 in Cambridge Springs, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  He married Mary C. Rowley (1820-1895) on 15 September 1842 in Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio.  That they had three kids:

*  Orpha Leora Carringer (1843-1922), married 1860 Daniel Erastus Burt (1835-1908).
*  Hudson E. Carringer (1846-1924), married 1873 Jennie E. Skiff (1840-1903).
*  Harriet Ada Carringer (1849-1940), married 1880 William Henry Harrison Ostrander (1842-1909).
I’m a second cousin 3 times eliminated to Martin 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 chance and deliberately, and generally an individual serves his nation, and has an extended life in a quiet place.  I’m glad that I can honor Martin Carringer right this moment.  

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


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