Charles Wesley Herron
CHARLES WESLEY HERRON
Washburn, Illinois March 11, 1940
Charles Wesley Herron was born at Mt. Vernon, Illinois, April 30, 1870,
the second (actually third) of a family of six, to Wesley Clark and
Malinda E. Burge Herron. He was married March 20, 1890 to Martha Jane Wilkey,
of Dahlgren, Ill. To them were born ten children, seven of whom, with the wife
and mother, survive, as follows; William, Morley, Mrs. Luella Arends, Walter,
Ransom, Harley and Raymond, all of Washburn except Mrs. Arends of El Paso, Illinois
and Raymond, of Geneseo, Illinois. Two daughters passed away in early childhood,
Viola at six and Nannie May in infancy. The second son, Charles Homer, laid down
his life in France in his country's service on the day the Armistice was declared,
Nov. 11, 1918.
There are also twelve grandchildren, belonging in almost equal numbers to the seven
children of Mr. Herron. Also three sisters of Mr. Herron, who survive him, are Mrs.
James B. (Luella) Jarrell, of Mt. Vernon, Illinois, and Mrs. W. B. (Nancy)Williams
and Miss Olive Herron, both of Oviedo, Florida. (Also preceding him in death were
his parents, and two brothers, Jason B., and Morley B.)
In December, 1914 the Herron family removed from Mt. Vernon, Ill. to what was known
as the Goodel farm east of Washburn; and they continued to reside in the vicinity of
Washburn till the spring of 1928, when they removed to the residence in Washburn, where
Mr. Herron passed away Monday March 11, 1940, lacking only about seven weeks of his
seventieth birthday and only nine days of his and Mrs. Herron's fiftieth wedding anniversary.
Funeral services were held from the Methodist Church, Wednesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock
with Rev. Charles Fritzhenry, pastor, officiating. Mrs. James Colborn and Miss Roberta
Jacobs sang, "Asleep in Jesus" and "Some Day We'll Understand." Interment was in Linn-Mt.
Vernon Cemetery with Messrs. John Hollis, Charles Safford, N. L. Peabody, Benj.Shafer, Raymond
Schwartz and L. P. Hockenbury acting as pallbearers.
Submitted By: David Herron
great-grandson of Charles W. Herron