Carringers within the Information — Joseph A. Carringer Dies in 1919 in Pennsylvania

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

This week’s entry is from The File-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper dated 15 March 1919:

The transcription of the article is:

“Joseph A. Carringer

“Joseph A. Carringer, who had been in poor health since October, died Wednesday morning at his house in Parker avenue, Rocky Grove.  He was born on April 14,1848, and would have been 71 years outdated subsequent month.

“Mr. Carringer was born in Deercreek township, Mercer county, however has been a resident of Franklin for the previous 20 years.  He was a member of the Rocky Grove Evangelical church and as much as the time his well being failed he was an employe of the Franklin Manufacturing Co.

“Moreover his spouse, Mr. Carringer leaves the next youngsters: O.M. of Sandy Lake; W.E. of Franklin; Mrs. Wilbur Baker, of Cleveland; Mrs. Howard Cain, of Canada; Mrs. Harley L. Bell, of Prospect Park, Franklin, and Miss Jennie, of Greenville.  He additionally leaves one sister, Mrs. Lizzie Roberts, of Sheakleyville.”

The supply quotation is:

Joseph A. Carringer,” The File-Argus [Greenville, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Saturday, 15 March 1919, web page 3, column 6, Joseph A. Carringer obituary discover;   ( : accessed 12 April 2021).

Joseph A. Carringer died 12 March 1919 in Franklin, Venango County, Pennsylvania.  The obituary offers a beginning date, however not the names of his dad and mom, or his spouse’s identify.  It does present the names of his residing youngsters, though three of the daughters are married.
Joseph Alexander Carringer (1848-1919) was born 14 April 1848 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the eldest son of Joseph and Sarah Ann (Williams) Carringer.  He married Esther Louise King (1850-1924) in about 1872, and so they had seven youngsters:

*  Otis Monroe Carringer (1872-1942), married 1895 Cynthia Jane Turner (1879-1948).
*  William Earl Carringer (1875-1948), married 1898 Fanny Bertha Latshaw (1876-1962).
*  Jessie Ann Carringer (1879-1953), married (1) 1896 Harry Walter Hale (1877-1909); (2) earlier than 1919 Wilbur A. Baker (1882-????).
*  Clara J. Carringer (1882-1960), married (1) 1898 William Alonzo Evans (1873-1957); (2) 1905 Howard Washington Holtzworth (1869-1947); (3) earlier than 1919 Howard Cain (1869-????).
*  Estella Mae Carringer (1885-1966), married 1905 Harley Lee Bell (1884-1955).
*  Jennie A. Carringer (1887-????).
*  James Martin Carringer (1891-1911).
I’m a second cousin 3 times eliminated to  Joseph A. Carringer.  Our frequent 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, unintentionally and deliberately, and generally an individual suffers a lingering demise and leaves a big household.  I’m glad that I can honor Joseph Alexander Carringer at this time.  

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


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