Carringers in the News — Ralph R. Carringer Marries Evelyn Stokes in 1948 in Cedar Rapids

 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 fascinating, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] newspaper dated 10 March 1948:

The transcription of this text is:  

“Evelyn Stokes Married to Ralph R. Carringer

“Miss Evelyn Stokes turned the bride of Ralph Richard Carringer Thursday in a ceremony learn at 8 p.m. within the chapel of St. Paul’s Methodist Church. The Rev. M. B. Kober officiated.

“The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. A. Stokes of foss, Okla., and the bridegroom. previously of Cedar Rapids, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. C.T. Carringer of Oklahoma Metropolis, Okla.

“The bride wore a powder blue go well with with black equipment and a corsage of white orchids.

“Mrs. Ralph Anderson served as matron of Honor and Ralph Anderson as greatest man.

“A reception was given on the dwelling of Mr. and Mrs. Anderson, 625 Fifth avenue SE.  After a quick honeymoon the couple will make their dwelling in Oklahoma Metropolis, the place the bridegroom is attending the College of Oklahoma.”

The supply quotation is:

“Evelyn Stokes Married to Ralph R. Carringer,” The Gazette [Cedar Rapids, Iowa] newspaper, marriage article, Wednesday, 10 March 1948, web page 18, column 5, Evelyn Stokes and Ralph R. Carringer marriage  ( : accessed 8 November 2021).

This marriage article supplies the names of the bride and groom, the  dad and mom names of the bride and groom, the marriage date and site, the names of the attendants, and the place the couple will reside.

Ralph richard Carringer (1926-1993) was born 5 September 1926 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Clinton Tomlinson and Bernice Olivia (Rooks) Carringer.  He died 26 September 1993 in Edmond, Oklahoma.  Evelyn Della Stokes was born 23 March 1926 in Turkey, Arkansas, the daughter of Lema Ader and Esther Mae (Massey) Stokes.  She died 3 January 2009 in Edmond, Oklahoma.  The wedding date was estimated to be 4 March 1948 (the Thursday earlier than 10 March 1948) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Ralph Richard Carringer is my 4th cousin 1x eliminated, with widespread ancestors of my 4th great-grandparents Martin and Magdalena (Hoax) Carringer.

There are tons of of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was one among them. Life occurs, by accident and deliberately, and typically a newspaper article tells us one thing in regards to the bride and groom. I’m glad that I can honor Ralph Richard Carringer and Evelyn Della Stokes right this moment.

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


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