Carringers within the Information – Mrs. Carringer Dies in 1918 in Chicago, Illinois

  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 are attention-grabbing, helpful, mysterious, enjoyable, macabre, or add info to my household tree database.

This week’s entry is from The Day by day Gate Metropolis and Structure-Democrat [Keokuk, Iowa]  newspaper dated 7 January 1918:

The transcription of the article is:

“Dying Claims Mrs. Carringer
Formaer Resident of Keokuk Died Saturday on the 
House of Her Daughter in Chicago –81 Years Outdated

“Mrs. Maria Carringer, for a number of years a resident of Keokuk, handed away on the house of her solely daughter, 3935 Ellis Ave., Chicago, at 9 a.m. Saturday, January 5.

“Mrs. Carringer was born in West Greenville, Pa., March 22, 1837.  July ? 1858, she was united in marriage to Anthony S. Carringer.  six youngsters have been born to this union, all of whom survive her, six grandchildren, and one sister.  The kids are Franklin E. of Denver, Colo.; Wm. E. of Urbana, Sick.; Chas H. of Waco, Texas; Mrs. Lillie I. Findley of Chicago; Harry M. of Gary, Ind, and Fred W. of Denver, Colo.

“For the previous 5 years Mrs. Carringer lived along with her daughter in Chicago.  She was a member of the Christian Science church.  Companies have been held right this moment at 2:30 p.m. after which the physique will likely be conveyed to Denver, Colo. for interment.”

The supply quotation is:

“Dying Claims Mrs. Carringer,” The Day by day Gate Metropolis and Structure-Democrat [Keokuk, Iowa] newspaper, obituary, Monday, 7 January 1918, web page 5, column 1, Maria Carringer obituary discover;   ( : accessed 19 April 2021).

Maria Carringer died 5 January 1918 in Chicago, Illinois.  The obituary gives a start date, her husband’s identify, and their marriage date, however not the names of her mother and father.  It does present the names of her six residing youngsters and their residences, and some affiliation particulars.

Maria (Moyer) Carringer (1848-1919) was born 22 March 1837 in West Greenville, Mercer County, Pennsylvania, the daughter of John and Sarah (–?–) Moyer.  She married Anthony Spangler Carringer (1837-1910) in July 1858 in Mercer County, Pennsylvania, they usually had six youngsters:

*  Franklin Eugene Carringer (1859-1946), married 1915 Ethel G. England (1880-1919).
*  William Effinger Carringer (1860-1926), married 1884 Huldah Jane Crawford (1861-1932).
*  Charles Herbert Carringer (1865-1951), married 1894 Grace Darley (1870-1945).
*  Lilla Annetta Carringer (1868-1924), married 1894 Samuel Gibson. Findley (1870-1948)
*  Harry Martin Seaver (1872-1960), married 1953 Della Kiser (1885-1969).
*  Frederick Willard Carringer (1876-1965), married 1898 Elisabeth A. Olds (1876-1950).

I’m a primary cousin 3 times eliminated to  Anthony Spangler Carringer.  Our frequent ancestors are my third great-grandparents Daniel Spangler (1781-1851) and Elizabeth King (1796-1863) and 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 in every of them.   Life occurs, by chance and deliberately, and generally an individual loses her husband and leaves a comparatively giant household.  I’m glad that I can honor Maria (Moyer) Carringer 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 family members, or will present extra details about them to me.


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