George William Truit Herring

21 March 1926–12 October 2009 (Age 83)
Magee, Simpson, Mississippi, United States

The Life of George William Truit

When George William Truit Herring was born on 21 March 1926, in Magee, Simpson, Mississippi, United States, his father, Benjamin Pinkney Herring, was 39 and his mother, Martha Jane Murray, was 37. He lived in Beat 1, Simpson, Mississippi, United States for about 10 years. He died on 12 October 2009, in Magee, Simpson, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 83.

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Benjamin Pinkney Herring
Martha Jane Murray
Dorothia Mae Herring
Rose Merle Herring
Norman Douglas Herring
Mildred Bonnie Herring
Ira L Herring
Armand Wardell Herring
George William Truit Herring

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World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.
1939 · First Oil Well in Mississippi Located in Yazoo County

Age 13

Fredric F. Mellen was a geologist that was surveyed a clay and minerals project. While doing this he instead struck oil and started the oil industry in Mississippi.
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Truitte Herring in household of Pink Herring, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Truett Herring in household of B Pinkney Herring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • George W T Herring, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

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