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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Surname Saturday - HERRON

Surname Saturday

Helen Lucile KINNICK (My maternal grandfather, Paul KINNICK's, sister) was born on 28 Mar 1894 in Iowa. She died on 13 Mar 1956.

Wilson Cleveland HERRON son of Thomas Lafayette HERRON and Keturia L. Elizabeth HEATER was born on 12 Dec 1890 in Iowa. He died in 1976 in Iowa.

Wilson Cleveland Herron and Helen Lucile Kinnick were married on 18 Sep 1912. They had the following children:

i. Margaret Elizabeth HERRON was born on 09 Jul 1914. She married Emmert Martinus NELSEN on 21 Oct 1933. She died on 29 Nov 1991.

ii. Wilbur Elias HERRON was born on 23 Jan 1916 south of Coon Rapids, in Guthrie Co, Iowa. He married Pauline Jeanette BOWER on 13 Apr 1941 in the Methodist Parsonage, Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co, Iowa. He died on 25 Feb 1999 in Iowa Meth Med Ce, Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa.

iii. Donald Alonzo HERRON was born on 09 Sep 1917. He married Jennie Adelia BETTS on 25 Dec 1942. He died on 23 Apr 1997.

iv. Thomas Duane HERRON was born on 28 Nov 1919. He married Mildred Mae BETTS on 21 Oct 1940. He died on 08 Oct 1996 in Iowa Meth Med Center, Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa.

v. Pauline Roberta HERRON was born on 28 Jul 1921 at home south of Coon Rapids, Iowa. She married Clayton Cleveland ROLLER on 30 Sep 1939. She died on 04 Dec 1994 in Thomas Rest Haven, Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, Iowa.

vi. Wilson Cleveland (Ping) HERRON Jr. was born on 10 Jul 1923 in Coon Rapids, Carroll Co, Iowa. He married Lucille Grace DILLIVAN on 28 Aug 1946 in Carroll, Carroll Co, Iowa. He died on 28 Mar 1992 in Des Moines, Polk Co, Iowa.

vii. Naomi Lucile HERRON was born on 26 Nov 1925. She married Robert Earl KEPPLE on 11 Aug 1945 in Carroll, Carroll Co, Iowa.

viii. Violet Geneva HERRON was born on 28 Apr 1927 on the family farm south of Coon Rapids in Guthrie Co, IA.. She married Norman "Gene" CROUCH on 18 Mar 1950 in Bayard, Iowa. She died 11 Oct 2005.

ix. Vera Genevieve HERRON was born on 28 Apr 1927 on the family farm south of Coon Rapids in Guthrie Co, IA. She married Thryl Gene HILGENBERG. She died on 07 Feb 2002 in St. Anthony
Hospital, Carroll, Carroll Co, Iowa.

x. Shirley Ann HERRON was born on 30 Dec 1929. She married Lyle Howard SEIVERS on 21 Jul 1949. She died on 07 Apr 1999.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Let's talk about the KINNICK-HERRON Connection

Let's talk about the KINNICK-HERRON Connection

In mid-April I posted a note on the KINNICK-HERRON Potluck Reunion in Coon Rapids, Iowa, on June 12. Alonzo (Lon) KINNICK (1870-1923) and his wife, Nettie (1869-1936), had five children, two boys and three girls. Follow the last link to see all their children and grandchildren, briefly summarized, below.

Paul, the oldest son (my grandfather), married and had three children, a girl (my mother) and two boys. Robert, the other son, married and had five children, two sons and three daughters. The younger two girls each married and each had a  boy and a girl. From these four of the five children, then, there were 12 grandchildren, with only four boys carrying the KINNICK name.

Lucile, the oldest daughter of Lon and Nettie, married Wilson HERRON. They had 10 children, themselves, 4 sons and 6 daughters. These 22 grandchildren of Lon and Nettie became, the 'Kinnick Cousins,' as they called themselves (they had many, many gatherings, over the years); with each having a spouse, this group, alone, numbered 44 ... and there were some second marriages. It is the survivors of these 44 and their children and grandchildren (and great-grandchildren) that make up the 'pool' of persons for the June 12 reunion gathering.

In coming days, and weeks, I will be posting more information about this group of 'KINNICK family descendants' - this post will anchor those posts for the links above as useful details.

Families are Forever!  ;-)

Monday, May 23, 2011

Our Lowery Cousins - three served in the Civil War

 Our Lowery Cousins
Three served in the Civil War

My 3rd great grandfather, Walter Kinnick (son of John and Mary), had six sisters. It has been fun finding each of them and following their descendants. One of the sisters was Ann (1812-1872), who married Frederick Lowery (b. 1789, VA) on 18 May 1832 in Belmont Co, OH.

Three of the four Lowery boys served in the Civil War:

Walter Kinnick Lowery (1835-1914)- Co I, 69th Indiana Infantry

Frances Marion Lowery (1844-1932) - Co I, 69th Indiana Infantry

Philander Lowery (1847-1914) - Co F, 57th Indiana Infantry

I recently received some Lowery information from a cousin in Winterset, Iowa. Here is a copy of  one of the pages. We are currently discussing some of the spellings of names, etc.

Families are Forever!  ;-)