Mary E. Herring was my great grandaunt, the seventh child and fourth daughter of George Washington Herring and Lucy Simco. Mary was born Jan. 26, 1843 in Callaway Co. Missouri.
On February 13, 1870, Mary E. married George W. Gannaway in Callaway County Missouri. George was born June 11, 1842 in Missouri and was a son of M. Gannaway and Catherine Tinkley. (spelling may be Tindley)
They had one son:
On the 1870 census, taken 4 months after they were married, it shows Mary and George living in the city of Fulton. However, it shows their ages a bit different than they actually were. They both should have been about 26 years old in 1870, however, his age is listed as 23 and hers as 19. On the 1880 census, the ages are correct.
On the 1900 census, George and Mary are living in the city of St. Louis. It's hard to read, but it does show their ages as 56, which would be consistant with other sources. I did not find them in 1910. Mary signed her sister Georgianna's death certificate, giving her address as 7509 Wise Ave. St. Louis, in 1913.
George W. Gannaway died December 19, 1915 in St. Louis, Missouri. He was buried in Stover, Morgan Co., Missouri.
Mary E. Herring Gannaway died January 10, 1935 in St. Louis, Missouri. She was buried in Herring Private cemetery #1, Callaway Co., Missouri.
Sunday News and Tribune, Jefferson City Missouri Jan 20, 1935
Died at Age of 90
Mrs. Mary Herring Gannaway, 91 years old, died this week at the home of her son, Oscar Gannaway, in St. Louis. The body was brought to Fulton, where funeral services were held, and burial was in the family cemetery south of Fulton. Mrs. Gannaway was a daughter of the late George Washington and Lucy Simcoe Herring. She was born on a farm south of Fulton and lived in that community for many years, but moved to St. Louis some years ago. She was the last of a family of 12 children, eight of whom lived to be more than 80 years old. She was married in Fulton to George Gannaway,m who died a number of years ago. The one son, Oscar, survives.
Note: There was no headstone put up in the cemetery for her.