Carringers in the News — Monroe Carringer Dies in Meadville, Pennsylvania in 1942

 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 data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from the [Franklin, Penn.] Information-Herald newspaper dated 22 Might 1942:

The transcription of this text is:

“Monroe Carringer

“Monroe Carringer, 69, of Greer Township, Mercer County, died at 8 p.m. Wednesday within the Meadville Hospital following a brief sickness.

“The deceased is the son of the late George Alexander and Esther Louise Carringer, of Rocky Grove.  He was born in Sugarcreek Township Oct. 23, 1872.

“. Carringer as related to the Anglo-Persian Oil Firm in Europe a number of years and in South America with the Legritis Oil Firm.  He was an oil effectively driller previous to his retirement on account of in poor health well being.

“Mr. Carringer attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church.

“He’s survived by one son, Elwood, of Meadville; 4 daughters, Mrs. C.D. Turben, of Hartstown; Mrs. Twila Schreffler, of Hadley; Mrs. Gerald Bowers, Alliston, Ont., Canada; and Mrs. Cleo Yeager, Clarks Mills; one brother, William, of Cleveland. and 4 sisters, Mrs. Palmer Campbell, of West Sunbury; Mrs. Howard Cain, of San Diego, Calif.; Mrs. Harley Bell, of Franklin; and Mrs. William Rowe, of Greenville.  Seven grandchildren and two great-grandchildren additionally survive.

“The physique was eliminated to the Fisher Funeral Dwelling at Hadley the place buddies might name till Saturday morning.  Providers accountable for the Rev. Livingston, of Meadville, will likely be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Mrs. Schreffler’s dwelling in Hadley.  Interment will likely be in Franklin Cemetery.”

The supply quotation is:

“Monroe Carringer, The Information-Herald [Franklin, Penn.] newspaper, ovituary, Friday, 22 Might 1942, web page 13, column 5, Monroe Carringer obituary;   ( : accessed 26 July 2021).

This obituary offers a beginning date and place, mother and father’ names (however the father’s identify was Joseph, not George), demise date and place, youngsters’s names, siblings names, and details about his occupation and church affiliation.

Otis Monroe Carringer was born 23 October 1872 in Sugercreek Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the son of Joseph Alexander and Esther Louise (King) Carringer.  He died 20 Might 1942 in Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania.  He married Cynthia Jane Turner (1879-1948) on 1 January 1895 in Jamestown, Chautauqua County, New York.  That they had 5 youngsters:

*  Lola M. Carringer (1895-1987), married 1923 Charles Oscar Turben (1900-1948).
*  Twila Belle Carringer (1897-1966), married 1916 John Edward Schreffler (1891-1976).
*  Vera Andean Carringer (1906-1967), married 1936 Oscar Harrison Bowers (1894-1955).
*  Cleo Adella Carringer (1908-1974), married 1924 Kenneth Lewis Yeager (1905-1983).
*  Elwood Martin Carringer (1912-1969), married 1936 Mary E. Hewitt (1915-2016).

I’m a 3rd cousin two instances eliminated to Otis Monroe 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 one among them.   Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and generally an individual has a protracted profession of strenuous work and an exquisite obituary chock full of data.  I’m glad that I can honor Otis Monroe Carringer immediately.  

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


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