Anna Frances Herring

11 October 1884–2 April 1975
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

The Life of Anna Frances

When Anna Frances Herring was born on 11 October 1884, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Boon Herring, was 41 and her mother, Emily Jane Martha Underwood, was 34. She married Luther Perry Matthews on 9 January 1910, in Sampson, North Carolina, United States. She lived in Little Coharie Township, Sampson, North Carolina, United States in 1910. She died in Sampson, North Carolina, United States, and was buried in Roseboro, Sampson, North Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Luther Perry Matthews
Anna Frances Herring
Marriage: 9 January 1910

Spouse and Children

9 January 1910
Sampson, North Carolina, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Joseph Boon Herring


    Emily Jane Martha Underwood




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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.
1897 · First Bill for Women Suffrage

Age 13

In 1897, Senator J.L. Hyatt introduced the woman suffrage bill in North Carolina. The bill did not make it past the committee.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 24

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Dutch, and German: metonymic occupational name for a herring fisher or for a seller of the fish, Middle English hering, Dutch haring, Middle High German hærinc. In some cases it may have been a nickname in the sense of a trifle, something of little value, a meaning which is found in medieval phrases and proverbial expressions such as ‘to like neither herring nor barrel’, i.e. not to like something at all.2 German: habitational name from Herringen in Westphalia.3 Dutch: from a personal name, a derivative of a Germanic compound name with the first element hari, heri ‘army’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Anna Mathew in household of Luther P Mathew, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Anna F Herring in household of Joseph Herring, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Anna Herring Matthews, "North Carolina Deaths and Burials, 1898-1994"

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