Grover and Rose Baysinger Herring

Grover Herring was born 11 Dec 1884 in Callaway County Missouri. He was the eight child of 13 children of George Washington Jr. and Josema Allen Herring. Grover was my granduncle

Grover first learned carpentry from his father and went on to be one of the pioneer contractors in the Melbourne Florida area. He left Missouri around 1910, moving first to Michigan and then to Florida.

He married Rose Baysinger around 1920. Rose was a daughter of Thomas C. and Virginia Holmes Baysinger (Basinger) of Callaway County Missouri. The Baysinger family originally came to Callaway Co. from Tennessee and Virginia in the 1830's.

Grover Herring Dies at 82 (July 1967)
MELBOURNE - Grover C. Herring, 82, a pioneer resident of South Brevard, 240 Bignonia St., Melbourne, Died Saturday morning at Brevard Hospital.
     He first came to South Brevard in 1911 and moved here permanently in 1938. Herring was one of the leading contractors in this area after World War II. He built numerous businesses, offices, and homes here.
     During World War II he was captain of the Eau Gallie Coast Guard Reserve Station.
     Survivors include his wife Rose B., Melbourne: five brothers Herbert - Kansas City, Mo., Woodson - Craig, Colo., Brent - Detroit, Mich., Norman - Tampa, Bob - Fulton, Mo., and a sister Mrs. Mamie Water, also of Fulton.
     Funeral Services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Brownlie Funeral Chapel with the Rev. John A. MacLean officiating.
     Burial will be in Florida Memorial Gardens. Friends may call at Brownlie Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.

Photos taken at the Florida Memorial Gardens. Click for the larger picture.

Rose Baysinger Herring died in November 1968 and is buried next to her husband.

I met Grover and Rose Herring several times in the early 1960's when we went to visit them in Melbourne Florida. Grover Herring was instrumental in building a large part of the Melbourne area.

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