Seth "Jack" Herring and Myrtle Qualls

Seth Herring was the third child of George Washington Herring Jr. and Josima McNerva Allen. He was born Dec 11, 1875 in Callaway Co. Missouri. He was known by the nickname of Jack. Seth Herring was my granduncle.

Seth married Myrtle Qalls on Aug 16, 1910 in Callaway Co., Missouri. Myrtle Qualls was born on March 1, 1887 in Callaway Co. Missouri. She was a daughter of Powell Qualls and Euphemia Althiser.

Seth (Jack) and Myrtle Herring had two children:
  1. George Powell Herring b: Aug 10, 1911 Callaway Co., Missouri, d: Jan 9, 1993, Callaway Co. Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri.
    • married Jan 2, 1937 Callaway Co., Mo. LaVerne M. Zimmerman, b: May 14, 1918, Jefferson City, Cole Co., d: Jan 13, 1997, Callaway Co., Missouri, buried Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co. Missouri. She was a daughter of Joseph Zimmerman and Elma Elizabeth Sachs.
      • Children: 2 Living.
    • Obit - George Powell Herring
           George Powell Herring, 81, of Fulton, died Jan. 9, 1993, at St. Mary's Health Center in Jefferson City.
           He was born Aug. 10, 1911, in Fulton, the son of the late Seth "Jack" and Myrtle Qualls Herring. He married LaVerne Zimmerman in Jefferson City in 1937, and she survives. He was employed by the International Shoe Company for more than 30 years, and was working for the Clothing Room at Fulton State Hospital when he retired in 1975.
           In addition to his wife, he is survived by two sons, __ Herring, of Hartford, Conn., and __ Herring, of Fairfax, Calif.; two granddaughters and two great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister, Ruby.
           Services will be at 2 p.m., Wednesday at Maupin Funeral Home Chapel in Fulton, the Rev. Chuck Lee officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home.
  2. Ruby Faye Herring b: abt. 1916 Callaway Co., Missouri, d: before January 1993.
    • Married Mr. Payton and lived in Long Beach, California in 1948.
On the 1930 census, Seth and Myrtle Herring lived at 202 Ravine Street in Fulton. Seth goes by the name of Jack. They rent the house for $15, and have no radio. Jack is 54, married at age 34. His occupation is a house painter, Myrtle and son George both work at the shoe factory.

On Nov 11, 1948, Seth died of a heart attack. He is buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.

Fulton Sun Gazette, Nov. 12,1948
S.J. (Jack) Herring Dies Wednesday Funeral Services To Be Held Here Saturday Afternoon
     Seph J. (Jack) Herring, 72, died Wednesday evening at his home, 514a Court street, after an illness of five months. He had been suffering with a heart condition.
     Funeral services will be held at the Wallace Funeral Home Saturday afternoon at 3 o'clock with the Rev. C.E. Hanan officiating, and burial will be in Hillcrest Cemetery.
     Pallbearers will be Clarence Foster. Steve Ruffel, Elwood Day, Fred Rentschler, Ollie Robert, and Tom Day.
     Mr. Herring was a paper hanger and painter. He was born in Callaway County on December 11, 1875, a son of George W. and Joe Allen Herring. On August 16, 1910, he and Miss Myrtie Qualls were married. He is survived by his widow and two children, George Herring of Fulton, and Mrs. Ruby Payton of Long Beach, Calif., three grandchildren, ___ and ___ Herring and ___ Payton, and eigth brothers and sisters, Norman and Grover Herring of Melrose, Fla., Woodson Herring of Craig, Colo., Herbert Herring and Mrs. Myrtle McCormick of Kansas City, Brent Herring of Detroit, Mich., Robert Herring and Mrs. Mamie Waters of Fulton.

Mrytle Qualls Herring died in 1971. She is buried in Hillcrest cemetery, Fulton, Callaway Co., Missouri.

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