THE ALPENA NEWS, May 12, 1948


Fred R. Herron


A lifelong resident of Alpena county, Fred R. Herron, died this morning at his home at 313 Helen after having been in ill health four months. His condition became critical a few days ago.


Mr. Herron was born in Wilson twp., Jan. 12, 1874, and lived on the same farm at Herron for 45 years, coming to Alpena four years ago when he retired. He was a lifelong member of Wilson Methodist church and a past president of the Alpena Gideons.


Surviving are his wife; a son Harlo, Alpena businessman; two step-daughters, Mrs. Arthur Moser, of Toledo, Mrs. John Heller, Rogers City; three sisters, Mrs. George Shenk, Mrs. Henry Cochrane, Alpena, and Mrs. James Willett, Flint; and a granddaughter, Myra Herron, Alpena.


The body is at the Wachterhauser funeral home where funeral service will be held at 1:30 Friday, after which the funeral cortege will go to Wilson Methodist church where service will be at 2:30. Adjt. Schultz, assisted by Rev. John Roach, will officiate. Interment in King Settlement cemetery.




Marriage Notes for Fred Herron and Myra Spaulding

State of Michigan Record of Marriages

Fred Herron, 23, of Wilson-tp, MI, born in MI, father George Herron, mother Catherine Link

Myra Spaulding, 24, of Alpena, MI, born in MI, father ___ Spaulding, mother unknown

Married, Oct. 17, 1897 in Alpena by O.W. Wellit, minister of the Gospel

Witnesses, Charles Herron and Julia Little of Alpena.

First marriage for each


[Note: this is at variance with other text that says she was born in Springfield, MA.]




[Note: Fred R. Herron was married twice. His first marriage was to Myra Spaulding, who died in 1925. His surviving wife listed above was Anna Brugger.]




[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]




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