Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bessie M. Herring (Dinklage) in 1910 US Census

I have found Bessie M. Dinklage, 23, in the 1910 US Census living with her parents in Fort Scott, Kansas at 1207 Scott Ave. This is listed as the 5th ward of the city, enumeration district 46. Her father is William F. Dinklage, 54, and her mother is Anna R., 52. William and his parents were born in Germany. Anna was born in Illinois, and her parents in Virginia. Bessie has two siblings, both born in Missouri, a sister Lois A, 14, and a brother William K., 12. William F. is employed as a candy maker and Bessie is a teacher at a Business College.

The 1880 US Census lists William F. and his wife, Anna R., living in Fort Scott, Kansas, in the second ward, with no children, and William working as a candy maker.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Melvin and Bessie Herring in 1930 US Census

Melvin M. Herring, age 42, and his wife Bessie, age 43, appear with their children Gordon, age 9, and Doris J., age 1, in the 1930 US Census of Creighton, Maricopa County, Arizona. 2014 24th Place East is their street address.

Melvin and his parents are all listed as born in California. Bessie and her mother were born in Kansas, and her father in Germany. Gordon was born in Kansas, and Doris in Arizona.

Melvin and Bessie worked for the Fuller Brush Company, Melvin as the branch manager, Bessie as a secretary.

Melvin answered yes to being a veteran of WW.

Monday, January 16, 2006

Ella Mae Herring is not Gordon's wife

In a previous post, I found an Ella Mae Herring who was a possibility for the wife of Gordon Herring. The following obituary from The Kansan, dated Jan 19, 2001, would indicate this is not the case.

Ella Mae Herring
RAGO -- Ella Mae Herring, 80, died Wednesday (Jan. 17, 2001) at Hutchinson Hospital.

She was born Dec. 27, 1920, to Albert and Lavaga (Dayton) Ferarese in Montana. She married W. Roscoe Herring July 2, 1936, in Colorado. He preceded her in death July 8, 1984. She was a longtime resident of Rago, previously living in Sedgwick. She was a hairdresser and homemaker.

Survivors include: two sons, Donald Herring of San Diego and Robert L. Herring of Wichita; a daughter, Marjorie Wells of Sedgwick; companion, Gale Reida of Rago; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

She also was preceded in death by a brother, Leroy Ferarese.

Visitation will be from noon to 8 p.m. Friday at Livingston Funeral Home in Kingman. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. Graveside service will be 12:30 p.m. Saturday at Sedgwick Cemetery.

Memorials have been established with Kingman Community Hospital in care
of the funeral home, P.O. Box 453, Kingman, KS 67068.

The similiarities are quite close, but no dice. For instance, notice Ella's son Robert Herring, then read this post. The Ella Herring I'm looking for had a son name Bob.

So far, I believe all I have at the moment is the name of Gordon's wife on his death certificate as Ella Lavoras.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Ella Mae Herring - Obituary

Wichita Eagle, The (KS) - January 19, 2001

Deceased Name: Herring, Ella Mae
Herring, Ella Mae, 80, hairdresser and homemaker, died Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2001. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Livingston Funeral Home, Kingman.

Survivors: companion, Gale Reida; sons, Donald of San Diego, Robert of Wichita; daughter, Marjorie Wells of Sedgwick; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Memorial established with Kingman Community Hospital.

Wichita Eagle, The (KS)
Date: January 19, 2001
Edition: main
Page: 10A
Record Number: 0101210119
Copyright (c) 2001 The Wichita Eagle

Ella Herring (Gordon's wife?)

Could this be Gordon's wife?

From the Social Security database:

Name: Ella M. Herring
Last Residence: 67142 Spivey, Kingman, Kansas, United States of America
Born: 27 Dec 1920
Last Benefit: 67135 Sedgwick, Harvey, Kansas, United States of America
Died: 17 Jan 2001
State (Year) SSN issued: Colorado (before 1951)

Gordon Kenneth Herring - Death Certificate

I received a copy of the death certificate for Gordon Kenneth Herring from the Minnesota Department of Health yesterday. That took over a month to get here! Here is an earlier post where I mention I will be requesting the death certificate.

I will try and post a link to the image of the death certificate once I have it scanned and uploaded to my website. For now, some highlights.

Gordon Kenneth Herring
Date of death: Aug. 24, 1964, 2:45pm
Place of death: St. Mary's Hospital, Rochester, Olmsted, Minn.
Cause of death: Cerebral hemorrhage and edema due to cerebral contusion
How injury occurred: Racing accident - stock cars
Place of injury: Steele county Fair Grounds, Owatonna, Steele, Minn.
Time of accident: Aug. 23, 1964, 3:30pm
The informant is from the Mayo Clinic Records.

An operation was performed on Aug. 23, no doubt to try and manage the hemorrhaging and edema.

Gordon's usual residence is listed as Golden, Jefferson County, Colorado. With a mailing address listed as Box 583 out of the Golden Post Office. This is on the western edge of Denver.

Date of birth: Aug. 8, 1920
Age: 44 years
Usual occupation: Trucker
Birthplace: Kansas
Father's name: Marvin M. Herring
Mother's maiden name: Besse ?
Spouse's name: Ella Lavoras

Gordon's body was sent to Arvada, Colorado from the Riley Funeral Home in Rochester, Minn. There are several cemeteries in the area: Arvada Cemetery, Crown Hill Cemetery and Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Gordon is likely buried in this area.