Philip Louis Herring

23 July 1893–17 April 1953 (Age 59)
Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States

The Life Summary of Philip Louis

When Philip Louis Herring was born on 23 July 1893, in Lisbon, Linn, Iowa, United States, his father, Aaron Salvinas Herring, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Desire Pate, was 31. He married Lorrain St Germaine about 1912. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Lake View Township, Becker, Minnesota, United States in 1920 and East Lucas Township, Johnson, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 17 April 1953, in Multnomah, Oregon, United States, at the age of 59.

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Philip Louis Herring
Lorrain St Germaine
Marriage: about 1912
Vernon E. Herring

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson
Age 3
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.
1898 · Oregon Historical Society
Age 5
The Oregon Historical Society was founded on December 17, 1898, for the “collection, preservation, exhibition, and publication of material of a historical character, especially that relating to the history of Oregon and of the United States.” 
1909 · The NAACP is formed
Age 16
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 (14)

  • Phillip L Herring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Phillip L Herring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Philip Herring in household of Aaron Herring, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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