Elton Ray Herring

26 June 1889–30 October 1969 (Age 80)
Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Elton Ray

When Elton Ray Herring was born on 26 June 1889, in Johnstown, Cambria, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Judson Chester Herring, was 22 and his mother, Annie Blough, was 20. He married Gloria Marie Smith in 1917. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Brentsville, Prince William, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and Arlington, Virginia, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 30 October 1969, at the age of 80, and was buried in North Naples, Collier, Florida, United States.

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Elton Ray Herring
Gloria Marie Smith
Marriage: 1917
Roy Hazen Herring

Spouse and Children


    Gloria Marie Smith




Parents and Siblings




    Perry A. Herring


    Floyd J. Herring


    Lelia Susie Herring



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World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 1

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.
1890 · Daughters of the American Revolution Founded

Age 1

"On October 11, 1890, the ""Daughters of the American Revolution"" is founded by Mary Desha, Mary Smith Lockwood, Ellen Hardin Walworth, and Eugenia Washington."
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 21

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

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)

  • Elton Herring, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Elton R Herring, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Elton R Herring in household of Judson Herring, "United States Census, 1900"

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