JEFFERSON COUNTY IL 
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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
3-22-99 

 
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