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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

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