Zula Bessie Herring

25 March 1886–22 December 1973 (Age 87)
Texas, United States

The Life of Zula Bessie

When Zula Bessie Herring was born on 25 March 1886, in Texas, United States, her father, Henry Lewis Herring, was 42 and her mother, Almeda McElroy, was 38. She married Jesse Leonard Riddle on 29 November 1908, in Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Coolidge, Limestone, Texas, United States in 1930 and Justice Precinct 7, Limestone, Texas, United States for about 5 years. She died on 22 December 1973, at the age of 87, and was buried in Coolidge Cemetery, Coolidge, Limestone, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Leonard Riddle
1884–1936
Zula Bessie Herring
1886–1973
Marriage: 29 November 1908
Loudale Riddle
1909–1985
Rex Riddle
1913–2001
Jesse Leonard Riddle
1921–1999
James Edwin Riddle
1923–1983

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 November 1908
Groesbeck, Limestone, Texas, United States
children

(4)

Parents and Siblings

    Henry Lewis Herring

    Male1844–1926Male

    Almeda McElroy

    Female1847–1924Female

siblings

(9)

    Lula Herring

    Female1868–Female

    Emma Herring

    Female1869–1919Female

    Minnie Herring

    Female1872–1890Female

    Robert Elias Herring

    Male1874–Male

    Male1876–1947Male

+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 4

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1894 · Texas Files Lawsuit Against Standard Oil Company

Age 8

Under the direction of Governor Jim Hogg, Texas filed a lawsuit against John D. Rockefeller for violating state monopoly laws. Hogg argued that Standard Oil Company and Water-Piece Oil Company of Missouri were engaged in illegal practices like price fixing, rebates, and consolidation. Rockefeller was indicted, but never tried in a court of law; other employees of his company were convicted as guilty.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 23

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

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)

  • Bessie Riddle, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Bessie Liddle in household of Jessie L Liddle, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Bessie Riddle in household of Jesse L Riddle, "United States Census, 1920"

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