Ebenezer Herring and Eliza Fetcher

Ebenezer Herring was my 1st cousin 3 times removed, son of Nathan Herring and Susan Hill.

Ebenezer was born about 1839 in Callaway Co. Missouri. On Feb. 17, 1874 in Callaway Co., Missouri, he married Eliza Fletcher. Eliza was my great grandaunt, a daughter of my 2nd great grandparents, John F. Fletcher and Judith Simco. She was a sister of my great grandmother Margaret Ann Fletcher Carter.

Ebonezer and Eliza had two daughters:
  1. Madora Herring, b: Apr. 28, 1875, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Feb. 20, 1963, San Francisco, San Francisco Co., California.
    • Married, May 4, 1898, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, Herman Thedore Doerries, b: Aug. 4, 1871, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Aug. 22, 1922, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Herman T. Doerries and Lucy Jane Davis.
      • Children:
      • Ruth Doerries, b: Sep. 2, 1904, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: July 2, 1997, San Mateo, California. Married a Mr. Lund.
  2. Susan E. Herring, May 3, 1878, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Mar. 27, 1901, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. She is buried with an infant.
    • Married, Charles E. Sartor, b: Dec. 1874, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: 1962, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. He was a son of Riley Sartor and Minnie Christ.
    • Charles Sartor second married Addie M. Sitton. She was 1st cousin of his first wife, and was my 1st cousin twice removed. Addie M. Sitton, b: Sept. 1874, Callaway Co., Missouri, d: 1966, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri. She was a daughter of Capt. Isaac Newton Sitton and Sarah Jane Fletcher.
    • I remember Addie Sitton Sartor and her sister, Emma Sitton Thurston very well. They and their husbands lived together in the same house all their married lives. We used to visit them in Fulton when I was a child.
Ebonezer Herring died March 6, 1878, Callaway Co., Missouri, two months before his second daughter, Susie, was born. He is buried in the Fletcher Hill Cemetery in Callaway County Missouri.

Obit - Fulton Telegraph, March 1878:
Sudden Death
     On Wednesday morning, March 6th, Mr. E.H. Herring died very suddenly of apoplexy. Mr. Herring had been complaining several days, but nothing serious was thought. On Tuesday evening about 2 o'clock, his friend asked him to assist in putting a bed on the wagon, after this was done, he started back to the house and got upon the fence and sit there a few minutes when he fell off and was heard to hollow. (this is how it was spelled in the newspaper) The family ran out and with the assistance of Mr. Wilfley, carried him to the house, and after he was put to bed he remarked, "I'm almost gone," and these were the last words he ever uttered. Dr. J.H. Howard was called and rendered all the medical aid possible, when death ensued as above stated. "Pomp", as he was generally called, was well-known to all of our citizens and had many warm friends who will regret to hear of his sudden and unexpected demise. He was about 39 years of age. Many happy moments have numbers of us spent in listening to the sweet strains of music made by "Pomp" but now he has "laid down the fiddle and the bow". He was buried on Wednesday, near his home, in the presence of a large concourse of relatives and friends. He leaves a wife and child and two aged and respected parents. Peace to his ashes.

Eliza Fletcher Herring, remarried six years after her husband Ebenezer Herring's death. On Nov. 23, 1884 in Audrain Co., Missouri, she married Silas K. Gilpin. Silas was born July 17, 1849 in Ohio. Silas and Eliza moved to Kansas in the late 1890's. They had 4 children:
  1. Charles D. Gilpin, b: Sept. 27, 1885 in Missouri, d: July 27, 1962 in San Francisco, CA.
    • married, Katharine unknown, b: abt. 1889 in California.
      • Children: George R. Gilpin, b: abt 1916, San Francisco, CA.
  2. Myrtle M. Gilpin, b: May 3, 1887 in Missouri, d: between 1900 and 1910, Kansas, buried Riley Memorial Cemetery, Chautauqua Co., Kansas.
  3. Thomas Stanley Gilpin, b: Jan. 6, 1889, Missouri, d: June 5, 1939, buried Riley Memorial Cemetery, Chautauqua Co., Kansas.
    • Married July 10, 1913, Chautauqua Co., Kansas, Julia Carra, b: abt. 1898, Kansas. Her parents were both born in Germany.
      • Children:
      • Willamae Gilpin, b: abt 1915
      • Cecil Gilpin, b: abt. 1917
  4. Grace Gilpin, b: abt 1892, Missouri. Married Ike Short of Kansas.
Silas Gilpin died Sept. 5, 1933 in Drumright, OK. at the home of his son Thomas and is buried in the Riley Memorial Cemetery, Chautauqua Co., Kansas. Eliza was alive at that time, however, on the 1930 Callaway Co., Missouri census, three years before his death, she was living with her sister, Lucy A. Fletcher Sitton. Silas and Eliza had either divorced or seperated prior to 1930 and Eliza had moved back to Fulton, Missouri.

Eliza Fletcher Herring Gilpin died Dec. 25, 1935, Sedan, Chautanqua Co., Kansas, buried in Riley Memorial Cemetery, Monett, Chautanqua Co., Kansas. She was living in Missouri not Kansas at the time of her death, but had been visiting her daughter in Kansas for Christmas, and died during the visit.

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