I found a copy of the birth certificate for Doris Joan Herring.
Who is Doris Joan Herring? She is the daughter of Melvin M. Herring and Bessie M. Dinklage. Melvin is my grandfather Gerald's uncle, and Doris is my grandfather's cousin. Did you follow all of that? Doris is also Della Herring's niece.
Melvin was born in Yolo County, CA and Bessie was born in Fort Scott, Kansas. They also have another child.