Wednesday, October 31, 2018

William Francis Marion Herring

In my last post from almost two years ago, I wrote about my Francis Marion Herring brick wall.  When I display my fan chart out to 7 generations there are no empty spots, except after Francis.  It is rather annoying!

Well, tonight, I think I have broken through this brick wall!

I believe I have found Francis, or rather William as I shall refer to him from now on, along with his father, an uncle and his family, and his Herring grandparents all living on the same farm in Clinton, Kansas in 1865.  A year after he was born and his mother Frances Kendall passed away.

This is first source I have acquired about William's father, likely his grandparents, Uncle and his family.  Know that I have a solid source, progress should hopefully be rapid!

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Francis Marion Herring - Another brick wall, hopefully not for long!

Francis Marion Herring was born in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States on January 1, 1864.  His last known documented location is found in the 1900 U.S. Census in Parker Township, Morris County, Kansas with his wife, Sallie Alice Herring, their 3 surviving children and a brother in law, John F. Byers.

Sallie Alice is found in the 1910 U.S. Census listed as a widow in Clinton Ward 1, Henry, Missouri, United States.

An initial search of various online databases lists nothing further about Francis between 1900 and 1910.  I am interested in finding out when and where he died and where his remains were buried.  And I would like to find out about his parents and other family members.

The following is a map of Morris County in the state of Kansas:

Kansas map showing location of Morris County

The following is a map of the townships in Morris County:

Townships, 1940

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Ella L. Walker Obituary

I have been trying to learn more about the wife of Gordon Kenneth Herring.  His wife's name is listed as Ella and she appears to have passed away a couple of years after Gordon.  It also appears she had remarried after Gordon passed away.  The following obituary lists Ella L. Walker as having a son named Robert Herring of Arvada, CO.  Her husband is Roy Walker.  Her mother is Mamie Stone of Pampa, Texas.  It gives her a birthdate of January 8, 1917 in Oklahoma.  It does not list the cause of her death.

My thanks to the Pikes Peak Library District for sending the obituary free of charge.  It was sent as a PDF file via email.  I recommend the Pikes Peak Newsfinder power search if you are searching in the Colorado Springs area for genealogical records.  They have records back to 1872.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Gordon Herring, his wife Evelyn, living in Tucson, AZ in 1948 with his parents.

I have had some luck in the past finding ancestors and other family members being researched in phone directories.  In this case Gordon Kenneth Herring is found in the Tucson, Arizona City Directory of 1948.  Also found is his wife, Evelyn I.  Gordon is listed as involved in trucking.  Gordon and Evelyn are listed as living at 3115 E. Greenlee Rd.  Looking down a couple entries there is listed one M. M. Herring and his wife Bessie M. Herring at the same address.  This is Gordon's parents Melvin Marion Herring and Bessie Margaret Dinklage.

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Aunt Lana Tomeo

Today I attended the graveside service for my Aunt Lana, who passed away recently at the age of 66.  Her passing was sudden and unexpected.  She will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.  She is buried next to her father, Gerald Carothers, at Rose Hills Cemetery.  No doubt she is greatly cheered by seeing her father and mother again.

Aunt Lana and her Mom, Mabel (2007)

Saturday, July 14, 2012

Linda Carothers Obituary

Linda Jane Carothers was born on December 6, 1941 in Pocatello, ID, to Fred Wynn and Verda Wolverton. Her parents divorced and her mother married Guy Wilson in 1945. Linda graduated from Pocatello H.S. in 1960, and then completed secretarial training at business school. In 1961, she married Edwin Carothers in Pocatello, ID. They were married for 49 years and raised four children, during which time she upheld her duties as a Navy wife, enduring many deployments and holidays without her husband, but never losing her strength or love of her family. She lived in San Diego for over 40 years.

Linda, 70, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly on Wednesday morning, June 27.

Linda loved her children and grandchildren very much, and valued her many friends. She was an avid bowler and loved crafts, such as toile painting and scrapbooking. She also enjoyed playing with her dogs and watching baseball, forever rooting for the Padres. Linda lived a life of service, not only to family but to many others, donating time and money to many causes. Often, she opened her home to foster babies and others in need of a place to stay.

She had a strong belief and love of Jesus Christ, her Savior.

Linda was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, her sister Kathleen, and her brother Fred. Surviving are her children and their spouses, Kelly (Lance), Donald (Kori), Lori (William) and Guy; eleven grandchildren Bethany, Colina, Javier, Joshua, Jeremy, Carlin, Catlin, Claire, Jane, Tyler and Sam; her brothers Michael, Danny and Layne; her sisters Georgia, Tony and Christy; and her dog Maggie.

A memorial service will be held at Clairemont Mortuary on July 10 at 2:00 p.m. with interment at Fort Rosecrans National Cemetery with her husband on July 12.

Published in San Diego Union-Tribune on July 6, 2012

Monday, September 13, 2010

Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana

William Carothers and his wife, Mary, appear to have lived in Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana. See an earlier post, "1830 - Mary and Morris Carothers in Indiana".

So it is time to learn about Salt Creek Township!

Salt Creek Township, Jackson County, Indiana (Wikipedia)