The Alpena News


Old Injuries Cause of Death


Elmer Herron Succumbs to Effects of Runaway Occurring When He was Lad of 13


Injuries he sustained in a runaway accident 18 years ago, when he was a lad of 13 years of age, caused the death of Elmer Herron, aged 31 years, a well known resident of King Settlement, Wilson township Thursday evening. Mr. Herron had been crippled since the accident but he was able to attend to his duties on the farm. About a month ago he was taken seriously ill.


Mr. Herron was born on the farm on which he died and he spent his entire life in Wilson township, where he was popular among a wide circle of friends.


He is survived by his widow and three small children; his mother, Mrs. Catherine Clark, who resides with him; four sisters, Mrs. William King, Mrs. Henry Cochrane, and Mrs. George Shenk of Wilson Township and Mrs. James Willetts of Flint. There are also four brothers, George of Spratt and Frank, Charles, and Fred Herron of Wilson township.


The funeral will be held from the Wilson M.E. church, Sunday afternoon, Rev. H.K. McMichaels officiating, assisted by Rev. Pothery, pastor of the Free Methodist church. Mr. Herron had many friends in Alpena.


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Marriage Notes for Elmer Herron and Mary McKay:

State of Michigan Record of Marriage

Elmer Herron, 21, of Wilson-tp MI, born in MI, father George Herron, mother Catherine Link

Mary McKay, 19, of Wilson-tp, born in MI, father John McKay, mother unknown

Married, Aug. 8, 1909 in Alpena MI by J.H. McMillan, Minister

Witnesses, Maitlin McMillan and Maud Beatty of Alpena

First marriage for each.




[Quoted from The Herron Family of Alpena County, Ruth Ann Cochrane and Clyde A. Morrison, June 26, 1998, in the Alpena Public Library, R Gen. 929.1 Herr]







Elmer Herron's death certificate.


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