Donnie Mae Herring

11 November 1917–31 March 1986 (Age 68)
Texas, United States

The Life of Donnie Mae

When Donnie Mae Herring was born on 11 November 1917, in Texas, United States, her father, August Henry Herring, was 48 and her mother, Eva Ellen Brookshier, was 37. She married Charles Thomas Bomar in Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Valera, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1920 and Talpa, Coleman, Texas, United States in 1930. She died on 31 March 1986, at the age of 68, and was buried in Talpa Cemetery, Talpa, Coleman, Texas, United States.

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Charles Thomas Bomar
Donnie Mae Herring
Thomas Rex Bomar
Jimmie Dale Bomar

Spouse and Children

    Charles Thomas Bomar



Ballinger, Runnels, Texas, United States


Parents and Siblings

    August Henry Herring


    Eva Ellen Brookshier




    Price Herring


    Hubbard Herring


    Elo Herring




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World Events (8)

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

Age 1

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.
1929 · The Great Depression Arrives

Age 12

Like most of the country, the economy of Texas suffered greatly after the Stock Market Crash of 1929. Thousands of city workers were suddenly unemployed and relied on a variety of government relief programs; unemployed Mexican citizens were required to take one-way bus tickets to Mexico.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 20

The Neutrality Acts were passed in response to the growing conflicts in Europe and Asia during the time leading up to World War II. The primary purpose was so the US wouldn't engage in any more foreign conflicts. Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.

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)

  • Dennie Bomar in household of C T Bomar, "United States Census, 1940"
  • D M Herring in household of A Herring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Donny M Herring in household of August H Herring, "United States Census, 1920"

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