Carringers within the Information — Lt. James R. Carringer Dies in Airplane Crash in 1943

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 Allentown [Penn.] Morning Name newspaper dated 19 January 1943:

The transcription of the article is:

“Lt. James Carringer, former Lehigh Golf Star, Killed in Airplane Crash
“Buddies in Bethlehem on Monday obtained information of the loss of life of James Raymond Carringer Jr., member of the 1939 class of Lehigh college and captain of the golf crew in that yr which achieved a notable document in intercollegiate ranks.

“His father, James Raymond Carrimger, common supervisor of the Customary Oil Co. of New Jersey, was notified by the Conflict Division that he was killed in a aircraft accident in Hawaii on Jan. 14.

“Lieutenant Carringer was a bombardier on a Christmas eve raid on Wake Island.  For his half he was awarded the Military air medal.

“Previously of 1028 N. Broad St., Elizabwth, N.J., he entered Lehigh after attending the Staunton army academy in Virginia and was a member of the Theta Delta Chi fraternity.  For a while he had been stationed on the Midland military flying faculty in Midland, Texas.”

The supply quotation is:

Lt. James Carringer, former Lehigh Golf Star, Killed in Airplane Crash,” The Morning Name [Allentown, Penn.] newspaper, obituary, Tuesday, 19 January 1943, web page 5, column 3, James Raymond Carringer obituary discover;   ( : accessed 22 March 2021).

James Raymond Carringer, Jr. was born 20 October 1917 in Madsino County, Illinois to James Raymond and Roberta (Laughlin) Carringer.  He was single.
I’m a 3rd cousin  as soon as eliminated to James Raymond Carringer, Jr.  Our frequent ancestors are my third great-grandparents Henry Carringer (1800-1879) and Sarah Feather (1804-1848). 

There are a whole lot of Carringer “tales” in my household tree – and this was one in all them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally an individual serves his nation and dies because of this. I’m glad that I can honor James Raymond Carringer, Jr. at present.  

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