Edith Melida Hering

Female9 November 1919–27 April 1999

Brief Life History of Edith Melida

When Edith Melida Hering was born on 9 November 1919, in Milton, Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Harry Herman Hering, was 22 and her mother, Grace Elizabeth Meckley, was 16. She married Clyde Bryant Shoemaker in 1939. She lived in Northumberland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1935 and Montgomery, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States in 1940. She died on 27 April 1999, in Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Muncy, Lycoming, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Clyde Bryant Shoemaker
Edith Melida Hering
Marriage: 1939

Sources (4)

  • Melida Herring in household of Harry Herring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Edith Hering Shoemaker, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Edith M Herring in household of Harry H Herring, "United States Census, 1940"

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  • Marriage
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    World Events (8)


    Age 1

    The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.


    Age 1

    Women are given the right to vote under the Nineteenth Amendment.


    Age 22

    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: German Hasso, Alfons, Alois, Arno, Ernst, Erwin, Florian, Gerhard, Guenther, Kurt, Ludwig, Manfred.

    German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): from Middle High German hærinc ‘herring’, German Hering, a metonymic occupational name for a fisherman, particularly a seller of herrings, or a nickname for someone supposedly resembling a herring. In some cases the Jewish surname is artificial. In North America, this surname is also an altered form of the German and Jewish variant Häring. Compare Haring .

    German and Dutch: habitational name from any of several places and farmhouses so named, for instance near Zeesse in Overijssel, originally inhabited by a certain Here or Hero and his kin. Here or Hero is a short form of an ancient Germanic personal name with the element heri ‘army’.

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

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