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Raymond Douglas "Ray" HERRING

Male 1891 - 1914  (22 years)


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  • Name Raymond Douglas "Ray" HERRING  [1, 2
    Nickname Ray 
    Born 21 Oct 1891  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jun 1914  Greeley, Weld, Colorado, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Cause: Suicide 
    • College Student Commits Suicide.
      Ray HERRING an assistant in the office of the State Teacher's College whose home is in Canada, committed suicide last night in his room at the home of J. D. Porter, 814 Twelfth St. The motive is unknown. Coroner Church is investigating.

      When HERRING did not arrive at the office this morning at the appointed time an investigation followed. Mrs. Potter found him dead on the bed.

      Suicide Possibly Caused by Old Love Affair.
      Death of Ray HERRING Still Unexplained.
      Despondency over unrequited affection advance as only reason.

      That despondency over a love affair was the chief motive which prompted Ray HERRING, 25 years old, to commit suicide Wednesday night by shooting himself with a revolver in the right temple, in his room at the J. D. Porter home 814 Twelfth St., is the belief of those who had been thrown in contact with him. A note was left by HERRING, which said that he was tired of this world and was going to leave it. He requested that he be buried in Greeley.

      Wednesday night HERRING had come in about 10 o'clock and spent several minutes talking to roomer David Parker. At the time he seemed cheerful and joked with Parker. About midnight, Parker said that he heard a shot but thought that it came from outside and did not pay any attention to it.

      His brother, Reginald HERRING, of Gill, was notified and came to Greeley yesterday afternoon. He could give no reason for his brother's rash act.

      The body is being held at the Macy for his parents at Murray Harbour, Prince Edward Island, Canada. An uncle, Dr. D. D. HUGH, of the college, who is in Orlando, California was also notified.
      (Daily Tribune)
    Buried 20 Jun 1914  Linn Grove Cemetery, Greeley, Weld, Colorado, U.S.A. Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    • "He died at age 22, and is buried in Block 7, Lot 35, Space 207. Cause of death was attributed to a gunshot wound in head, self-inflicted. Macy Funeral Home was the mortuary, which is still in existence today as Allnutt Funeral Service, Macy Chapel. Ray has an upright, rather tall granite marker inscribed: Ray Herring, 1891 -1914". (Burial records)
    Person ID I873  Nosworthy
    Last Modified 1 Oct 2011 

    Father William W. HERRING,   b. 2 Jun 1850, White Sands, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1915  (Age 65 years) 
    Mother Hannah Brown HUGH,   b. 30 Apr 1856, Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1935  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 28 Dec 1885  Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    • William HERRING, Bachelor, and Hannah HUCH, Spinster, married 28 December 1885, by W.P. Reynolds. Witnesses: Douglas HUGH and Belinda BROOKS. [5]
    Address 1901  Lot 64, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Address 1911  Murray Harbour, Kings, Prince Edward Island, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Family ID F176  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S61] BROOKS Family History, Doug Stobbs, (2002).

    2. [S676] Personal communication.

    3. [S217] Newspaper.

    4. [S162] Website.

    5. [S286] Register: Murray Harbour, P.E.I., 1792-1969, United Church of Canada. Murray Harbour, Murray River Charge; Murray Harbour Circuit; Presbyterian Church in Canada., (Microfilmed by the Public Archives of Prince Edward Island, 1977. FHL film 1630123.).

    6. [S53] Census of Canada, 1901, (31 March 1901).

    7. [S308] Census of Canada, 1911, (1 June 1911).


  

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