Carringers in the News — W.V. Carringer Jr. Weds Genevieve Robertson in 1931 in Rock Island, Illinois

   It is time for an additional 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 can be attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add data to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Cedar Rapids [Iowa] Night Gazette and Republican newspaper dated 29 September 1931:

The transcription of this text is:  


“Mr. and Mrs. N.W. Robertson, 1909 Grande avenue southeast, are saying the wedding of their daughter, Genevieve Lucille, to W.V. Carringer, jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. W.V. Carringr, 425 Twenty-second avenue northeast.

“The marriage befell Saturday night at Rock Island, In poor health., the Rev. J.L. Vance officiating.  The couple have been attended by Miss Isabel De Fore and Morris Canfield, each of Cedar Rapids.  The bride wore a white satin robe and carried a bouquet of roses.  Miss De Fore wore a blue crepe robe trimmed in eggshell satin.  Mr. and Mrs. Carringer are each graduates of Washington highschool.  Mr. Carringer is employed by the Montrose resort.

“Mr. and Mrs. Carringer at the moment are at residence at 1909 Grande avenue southeast.”

The supply quotation is:

“Genevieve Robertson Bride of W.V. Carringer,” The Cedar Rapids [Iowa] Night Gazette and Republican newspaper, marriage article, Tuesday, 29 September 1931, web page 16, column 5, W.V. Carringer and Genevieve Lucille Robertson marriage article;   ( : accessed 18 October 2021).

This marriage article gives the names of the bride and groom, the bride’s dad and mom names, the marriage location, and the training and employment of the 2 events.

William Vincent Carringer was born 8 January 1909 in Clinton, Clinton County, Iowa, and died 14 April 1982 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  He was the son of William Vincent and Nary Maud (Weaver) Carringer.  Genevieve Lucille Robertson was born 14 April 1913 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa, and died 27 June 1982 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa.  She was the daughter of Noel Wallace and Elizabeth Clotilde (Paukert) Robertson.  William Vincent Carringer and Genevieve Lucille Robertson have been married on 26 September 18931 in Rock Island, Illinois.  That they had one baby:

*  Sally Carringer (1932-????).
William Vincent Carringer is my third cousin 1x eliminated, with widespread ancestors of Martin and Magdalena (Hoax) Carringer.
There are tons of of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was considered one of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally a newspaper article tells us one thing the marriage attendants and their garments  I’m glad that I can honor William Vincent Carringer and Genevieve Lucille Robertson at this time.  

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