Herring, Leo – Obituary

La Grande, Union County, Oregon

Leo Herring [Hearing] Passes Away
Dreaded Hodgin’s Disease Claims Victum
Funeral To Be Held Tomorrow Afternoon From Elks’ Hall

Hodgkin’s disease claimed one of the few victims of the invariably fatal malady last evening at 5:30 o’clock when Leo Herring[Hearing], a La Grande raised and always popular young man in his middle twenties died after a short illness. Since the nature of his disease was diagnosed, it has been held by physicians to be but a matter of a few days until death would come. The predicted demise occurred shortly after 5 o’clock last evening. The funeral has been set for 2:30 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the Elks’ auditorium in which organization Leo had long been a very prominent and diligent member. The city is shocked at the untimely death of the young electrician. Genial, pleasant and upright he always made intimate friends of every acquaintance.

Always Unfortunate

Strangely enough, misfortune has always been his lot. Serious injuries to his eyes a few years ago when it was feared he would lose his sight is but one of the many accidents that have befallen him during his young and active life.

Leo Herring [Hearing] was born on September 20th, 1887, in South La Grande, he was reared and raised in this city and received his education in the public schools here.

Since leaving school he learned the trade of an electrician and has done faithful work in that line for the past several years. He was very popular among the young people of La Grande and respected by all. He leaves a brother, Harold, and his mother, Mrs. O.[A.] Ragsdale of Cove, and many other relatives, among whom are the Bays, the Murchinsons, the Bakers, and the Sheaks.

La Grande Evening Observer, Thursday, 15 August 1912, Page 8.
Contributed by: Robert C. Bull



White, Judy Wallis. Union County, Oregon Obituaries. Published by AccessGenealogy.com. Copyright 1999-2013, all rights reserved.

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