Minnie Valulah Herren

24 October 1872–4 October 1957 (Age 85)
Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Minnie Valulah

When Minnie Valulah Herren was born on 24 October 1872, in Aberdeen, Monroe, Mississippi, United States, her father, John Thomas Herren, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Jane Aycock, was 26. She married Walter Theopholous Pitchford on 16 June 1890, in Sebastian, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 daughters. She lived in Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States in 1910 and Cameron, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States in 1930. She died on 4 October 1957, in Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 84, and was buried in Hartford, Sebastian, Arkansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter Theopholous Pitchford
Minnie Valulah Herren
Marriage: 16 June 1890
Betty Isabel Pitchford
Essie Evaline Pitchford
Cora Lena Pitchford
Lillie Muriel Pitchford
Minnie Dora Pitchford
Zona Pitchford
Nettie Frances Pitchford

Spouse and Children

    Walter Theopholous Pitchford



16 June 1890
Sebastian, Arkansas, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    John Thomas Herren


    Sarah Jane Aycock





    Annie Herren



    Lonie Herren


    Fannie Herron


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Mississippi State Board of Health is Created

Age 5

In 1877, the Mississippi State Board of Health was established to protect and advance health throughout the state. There are several different categories that fall under their watch such as disease, environment, injury, standard care, shots, keep records, and more.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

German: byname for someone in the service of a lord and his family, from a genitive plural form of Middle High German her ‘nobleman’, ‘lord’, as in Herrendorf, habitational name from a place near Küstrin; or the nickname Herrenhans, for someone named John in the service of a nobleman; Herrenknecht, a servant in a noble family; or Herrenschneider, a tailor hired by a nobleman.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Lula M Pitchford in household of William J Stankewitz, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Lula Pitchford in household of Walter F Pitchford, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bululah Herren in entry for Walter T Pitchford, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"

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