Fulton Telegraph, 15 June 1929,
Civil War Veteran is Dead
George W. Herring, 83 Years Old, Native of Callaway County, Passed Away Saturday.
George Washington Herring, 83 years old, a native of Callaway county and a veteran of the Civil War, died at 3:00 o'clock Saturday morning at the Callaway Hospital in Fulton, where he was taken Friday evening. He had suffered an attack of influenze in May which caused complications resulting in his death.
A short funeral service will be conducted at the grave at 1:00 o'clock Sunday afternoon by the Rev. W. Garnet Alcorn, paster of the First Christian Church, and burial will be in Hillcrest cemetery.
Mr. Herring was born on a farm six miles south of Fulton in the U.B. Church neighborhood, February 14, 1846, his parents being the late George W. and Lucy Simcoe Herring. He spent the greater part of his life on the farm, but moved to Fulton seventeen years ago, where he had since resided.
During the Civil War he served as a member of the Confederate Army. At the close of the was he returned to Callaway county and on February 19, 1871 was married to Miss Josephine Allen, who died December 6, 1922.
Ten children survive. They are: Judge D.W. Herring, C.B. Herring and Seth Herring of Fulton, Herbert Herring and Norman Herring of Kansas City, Brent Herring of Louisville Ky., Woodson Herring, Three Lakes, Wis., Grover C. Herring, Flint, Mich., Mrs. Scott Waters, Fulton and Mrs. Joseph W. McCormak, Kansas City. There are also 13 grandchildren. One brother, Dabney W. Herring, south of Fulton, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gannaway of St. Louis also survives. One son and one daughter preceeded.... (rest of page is missing)