MILTON HERRON is a leading carpenter and contractor of Mound City. His grandfather, Francis Herron, was married in Ireland to Miss Mary Graham. They were both natives of that land, and after their marriage they emigrated to America and located in Pennsylvania, where their son John, (the father of Milton Herron) was born, in the year 1799. He now resides in Holt County, Missouri, and draws a pension for having served during the war of 1812, for three years and seven months. He was married in Pennsylvania to Miss Mary Gamble, a native of Pennsylvania.
Milton Herron was born in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, September 15, 1829, and was the eldest of a family of six children. When he was about four years old his parents located in Harrison County, Ohio, where he was reared and educated. His father was a shoemaker by trade, and Milton was reared to learn that industry. When he attained his eighteenth year he went to Morgan County, Ohio, where he followed the carpenter's trade till 1865, then going to Pent Water, Oceana County, Michigan. While there he worked at carpentering one year, and from thence, in 1866, he moved to Mankato, Minnesota.
In 1868, he came to Holt County, Missouri, and until 1870 lived in Oregon, soon after locating in Mound City. He has principally followed the carpenter trade since he left Ohio, and for six months during the war he was employed by the government as a carpenter, being stationed at Johnsonville, Tennessee. Mr. Herron is a member of the I.O.O.F. fraternity.
He was married May 29, 1853, to Miss Sarah Israel, a native of Morgan County, Ohio. She was born in the year 1833, and died in 1863. They had three children, there being only one now living, Lomira, who is a teacher in the Mound City Public Schools. Mr. Herron's second marriage occurred January 19, 1864, to Miss Mary E. Tavenner, who was born in Virginia in 1839. Mr. and Mrs. Herron are members of the M. E. Church, and he has been a liberal contributor to that denomination, having erected the church of Mound City in 1878, for which he is deserving of much credit.
Source: "History of Holt and Atchison Counties, 1882" transcribed by Karyn.