Merced Express, Merced, CA.
February 25, 1927
GEORGE E. HERRON IS CALLED BY DEATH
George E. Herron, for many years a well-known resident of Merced, passed away
last Saturday morning, death being caused by paralysis, with which he was
stricken on Sunday of last week.
Mr. Herron was a native of Missouri and was aged 64 years. He came to
California about forty years ago and for a time resided in San Francisco,
where he was married to Louis Adams Cook, a member of a pioneer Mariposa
county family. The couple moved to Waterford, Stanislaus county, and later,
about thirty years ago, came to Merced. Mr. Herron was a blacksmith by trade
and for several years was in the employ of the late William McDonald. More
recently eh had been employed by Scofield, Alvord & Co. He ws a member of the
Merced Camp No. 352, Woodmen of the World. Mr. Herron was an honest,
industrious man, quiet and reserved in manner, and he had a large circle of
friends who will regret his passing.
Surviving relatives are the widow, a son and a daughter, Morgan Herron and
Miss Florence Herron of Merced, and a sister, Mrs. Henry Hayton of British
Columbia, who came to Merced on being informed of her brother’s illness. He
also leaves a step-daughter, Mrs. Mabel Cook of Merced.
Private funeral services, conducted by Rev. W. A. Cash, were held at the Welch
& Griffin chapel at 10 o’clock Monday morning and the remains were placed
temporarily in the Asphodel cemetery receiving vault.