William Howard Herron, Senior

Male 1869 - 1932  (63 years)


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  • Name William Howard Herron 
    Suffix Senior 
    Born 12 Nov 1869  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Mar 1932  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Rose Hill Burial Park, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Herron shows up in the 1880 Philadelphia City Census, aged 11, living with parents Patrick and Mary Herron. Both of them are shown as age 40 and having been born in Ireland. I am unable to determine where or when they came into the U.S. I believe their ancestors originated in Holland, then Scotland, then Ireland before coming to the U.S. William is the only child I'm aware of. I have a date of birth of 12 Nov 1869. We *believe* this was William Howard Herron Senior, but I have no written proof.

      Senior probably came to Oklahoma because of his work with the railroad. There are instances of other family members in the Oklahoma City area in the 1910s. He was a Freemason and a member of the Oklahoma City #1 lodge.

      He had one son with Ada...William Howard Herron Jr. Jr. was born 03 Aug 1920 in Oklahoma City.

      William Senior was killed on 05 Mar 1932. He was walking along the top of a freight train that was moving through the switch yard in Oklahoma City. Somehow he tripped and fell in between the cars, and was decapitated as the train ran over him. William Jr. talked about going to his father's funeral at age 12...his mother (Ada) told him to go and kiss his father goodbye in the casket. When he did, he saw that his father's head had no body attached to it. Junior was also a Freemason and attended funerals as a part of his service, but he hated them. Junior also took medication to help him get through the funerals.

      by William Howard Herron III
    Person ID I4337  Root Tree
    Last Modified 23 Nov 2016 

    Family Ada Frances Holcomb,   b. 21 Mar 1885, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Nov 1961  (Age 76 years) 
    Children 
    +1. William Howard Herron, Junior,   b. 3 Aug 1920, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Sep 1985, Yukon, Canadian County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
    Last Modified 2 Nov 2016 
    Family ID F1515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Howard Herron Senior
    William Howard Herron Senior
    WILLIAM H.
    1869 - 1932

    Census Records
    1930 Census
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma
Louis Franklin Holcomb Senior
    1930 Census Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Louis Franklin Holcomb Senior