Auxvasse Review, 24 Jan 1907,
John W. Herring, aged 66 years, died Sunday night about midnight, at his home on Windsor Street, from an attack of heart failure which lasted only thirty minutes. He died sitting in a chair on the porch where he had been carried because he had difficulty in breathing. Mr. Herring came to Columbia about three months ago from Kansas City and was interested in a small grocery store on Ripley street, in which also was his sister-in-law, Mrs. S.F. Jordan. He has many relatives in Callaway county and was taken to White Cloud church 8 miles from Fulton for interment besides the remains of his first wife. Deceased leaves a son, Charles, of Kansas City; a wife, a mother 88 years old, two sisters, and three brothers all of Callaway county. - above was from the Columbia Statesman obit, which was printed in the Auxvasse Review. Further comments in the Auxvasse Review;
He was a brother of Judge Thomas W. Herring, of Shamrock. He was one of the best men we ever knew, and we have known him since his early boyhood.