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Looking for any info by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-08 11:57 a.m.

I am looking for any information on Malvin Ottis Herring 1901-1985. I know he remarried in 1939 but don't know if they had any children. He had 1 child from his first marriage and I am the grand daughter of that child.

      Information regarding Malvin O. Herring by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 4:58 p.m.

Malvin Herring md. Retha McKissack on 4 Nov 1939, Nevada Co., Arkansas

2nd marriage for Retha, daughter of John and Etta McKissack. Prior to marriage to Malvin, she was married to Olin Frith. Olin and Retha were living with

John and Etta McKissack in Taylor Twnshp, Nevada Co., in 1920.

1910 Arkansas, Nevada Co., Taylor Twnshp., Willisville Village, 21 Apr 1920 census:

George F. Herring, 40 yrs., married 15 yrs., Born in Ark., Father born in Ark., Mother born in Ark.

Drusilla, wife, 35 yrs., married 15 yrs., Born in Ark., Father born in Tenn., Mother born in Ark.

Herbert E., son, 13 yrs.

Lucius W., son, 12 yrs.

Vernon G., son, 10 yrs.

Malvin O., son, 8 yrs.

Opal V., daug., 6 yrs.

Homer, son, 4 yrs,

1920 Arkansas, Nevada Co., Albany Twshp., Prescott

George F. Herring, 50 yrs., Born in Ark., Father born in Ark., Mother born in Ala.

Francis, wife, 31 yrs.

Malvin, son, 18 yrs.

Homer, son, 14 yrs.

Garrett, son, 7 yrs.

Gradie, son, 5 yrs.

Ray, son, 6/12 yr.

A George Fra(ncis) Herring died Nov. 1, 1944, in Columbia Co., Arkansas. Don't

know if he's your George F. Herring. If you're willing to take the risk, order the death certificate to find out.

Son Herbert E. and wife Coy Herring remained in Taylor Twnshp, Nevada Co.. Homer was there with them also, so he got listed twice in the 1920 census.

Son Vernon was boarding with the Butcher family in 1920.

1930 Arkansas, Columbia Co, Magnolia Twpshp, Magnolia City

George F. Herring, 61 yrs., Married 42 yrs., Born in Ark., Father born in Ark., Mother born in Alabama

Francis, wife, 40 yrs., Married 22 yrs., Born in Ark.,

Garrett, son, 17 yrs.

Grady, son, 16 yrs.

George and Drusilla's son, Vernon George Herring, registered for WWI draft on Sept. 12, 1918. Father and employer: George F. Herring, 3 Rosston, Nevada Co., Ark.

1900 Arkansas, Nevada Co., Taylor Twshp. (Bottom of page, difficult to read)

George F. Herring, born Jan. 1869, 31 yrs., married 5 yrs.

(looks like) Mahaly D., born April 1874, 26 yrs., married 5 yrs., 3 children born, 3 surviving

Herbert E., son, born May 1896, yrs.

Wash or Willm L. (????), born 1897, 3 yrs. (?)

Douglas, son, born Aug. 1899, 7/12 yr. (Looks like Vernon's name got changed along the way.

Ben Butcher, boarder, born March 1879, 21 yrs.

On same page, nearby live Willis and Sarah C. Herring,

Willis Herring, born Dec. 1846, married 32 yrs., Born Ark., Father born N.C., Mother born Georgia

Sarah C. Herring, born Jan. 1847, married 32 yrs., 11 children born, 9 surviving, born Alabama, Father born Alabama, Mother born Alabama

Henry C., son, born Oct 1875, Ark.

Thomas H., son, born Jan. 1878

Charly O., son, born Dec 1879

Harris H., son, born Jan 1882

Ed, son, born Nov. 1883

Effie O., daughter, born Apr. 1886

Lizzie N., daughter, born Nov. 1887

1880 Arkansas, Nevada Co., Taylor Twp.

W.G. Herring, 33 yrs.

Sarah C., wife, 22 yrs

George F., son, 11 yrs.

Minnie M., daughter, 8 yrs.

Thomas Fletcher, son, 3 yrs.

John W., son, 6/12 yrs.

            Thank You by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-26 7:21 p.m.

Thank you for information. Some of it I hadn't found yet. Do you know if Malvin and Retha had any children? Or if they have any living relatives still living there? I would like to contact anyone that is willing to talk to me. My grandfather has passed away and my mom and Aunts only remember seeing Malvin once in their lives and that was back in the late 50's early 60's. Thank you so much again.

                  Malvin and Retha by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 9:21 p.m.

I don't have any further information regarding Malvin and Retha. Have you ordered copies of their death certificates to see who provided biographical details? Since Malvin outlived Retha, I wouldn't be surprised to discover that Malvin was the informant for Retha's details; although, if she (or they) had any children, one of them might have been the informant. But with Retha gone, who was the informant for Malvin's details?

                        Malvin and Retha by Shannon Cochran (jamestara9@gmail.com) on 2008-01-26 10:19 p.m.

I'll have to check into that. If you would like to know I will post it once I find out. Thank you again.

                              Malvin and Retha by Terry Sampson (terry.sampson@sbcglobal.net) on 2008-01-26 11:22 p.m.

P.S. If you get death certificates, perhaps you'll find mention of which funeral home arranged their funerals, if any. Contact them and see if they have a copy of obituaries in their files which may list next of kin and friends. Also, I notice that both were buried in Willisville Cemetery, behind the Willisville United Methodist Church, which tells me--if I am not mistaken--that the Church maintains.the cemetery The picture indicates that Rev. Jerry Westmoreland was pastor at the time the picture was taken. Try contacting him (or his replacement), soliciting assistance in establishing contact with anyone in the community who may have known and remember Malvin and Retha and can tell you more.

Good luck!

This isn't my line. I've just been nosy, BTW, found G.F. Herring marriage to M.D. Reasons, 6th March 1895, in Nevada Co., Ark. In 1880 census, there is the following Reasons family in Taylor Township, Nevada Co.:

W.B. Reasons, 46 yrs., born in N.C., father born in N.C., mother born in N.C.

Mahaly, 40 or 46 yrs., born in Kentucky, father born in Kentucky, mother born in Kentucky

James D., son, 18 yrs., born in Ark.

Mary D., daughter, 15 yrs., born in Ark.

William H., son, 14 yrs., born in Ark.

Samuel A., son, 12 yrs., born in Ark.

Albert N., son, 10 yrs., born in Ark.

Edward A., son, 8 yrs., born in Ark.

Mahaly D., daughter, 6 yrs., born in Ark.

Wily B., son, 4 yrs., born in Ark.

Sarah C., daughter, 2 yrs., born in Ark.

Lilla C., daughter, 1/12 yr., born in Ark.


I am trying to find my family history. I can go back to census of 1930 then there is nothing else. you may contact me. it would be greatly appreciated

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