Homer Clay Herring

13 March 1918–2 August 1985 (Age 67)
Stet, Carroll, Missouri, United States

The Life of Homer Clay

When Homer Clay Herring was born on 13 March 1918, in Stet, Carroll, Missouri, United States, his father, Clay Shackelford Herring, was 25 and his mother, Eula Ellen Walker, was 26. He died on 2 August 1985, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Mount Hope Cemetery, Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Homer Clay Herring
1918–1985
Loretta Laverne McTygue
1919–2007

Spouse and Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(4)

    Female1915–2001Female

    Glen Walker Herring

    Male1916–1992Male

    Male1918–1985Male

    Floy Ann Herring

    Female1920–2007Female

World Events (8)

1919 · The Eighteenth Amendment

Age 1

The Eighteenth Amendment established a prohibition on all intoxicating liquors in the United States. As a result of the Amendment, the Prohibition made way for bootlegging and speakeasies becoming popular in many areas. The Eighteenth Amendment was then repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment. Making it the first and only amendment that has been repealed.
1931 · The Bagnell Dam and Lake of the Ozarks

Age 13

The Bagnell Dam on the Osage River was completed in 1931. The dam was built to generate hydroelectric power to the Osage Power Plant. The building of the dam created Lake of the Ozarks, one of the largest man-made lakes in the world, and over 1,000 miles of shoreline.
1937 · The Neutrality Act

Age 19

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 Most of the Acts were repealed in 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Harner C Herring in household of Clay S Herring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Homer C Herring in household of Henry C Herring, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Homer Herring in entry for Floy Ann Messmore, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.