March 17, 1921
Obituary ~ John Jackson Herring
John Jackson Herring was born December 28, 1870 in Shelby county, Illinois. He
died at his home in Clearfield, March 13, 1921 aged 50 years, 3 months and 15
days. When but a child he moved with his parents to Missouri where he lived
until after he was married.
He was married to Lulu M. Ammerman, Sept. 17, '03 and to the union were born
three children, whom Mildred died many years ago, and two survive Cecil Ivan,
who so faithfully cared for his father during his sickness, and Nellie
Margaret of Belle Plaine, Kansas.
He united with the Baptist Church in his early manhood. He came to Clearfield
in 1907, and was the foreman of the section on the railway for many years. His
wife and daughter died at nearly the same time in Nov. 1909 during his
He leaves two children, mother, eight brothers and one sister besides other
relatives and friends to mourn his loss.
Funeral services were held on Tuesday forenoon at the home of his brother B.
A. Herring, conducted by Pastor Hignett of the Christian church. The quartet
sang "Meet Me There", "Shall We Gather at the River" and "God Be With You Till
We Meet Again."
Interment was in Clearfield Cemetery by the side of wife and daughter.
Transcription by Lorelei Rusco, June of 2011
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