Biography of L. M. Herrington
Howard County, IN Biographies





L. M. HERRINGTON was born at Mapletown, Greene Co., Penn., July 22, 1857, of Scotch Irish and Dutch parents. He resided in Mapletown until 1864, when his parents moved into Fayette County, of the same State, but returned to Greene County in 1867, locating in the village of Davistown; his parents again removed to Fayette County in 1873, and the father and Sons secured labor at the coke works, near Broad Ford, where the subject of this sketch labored until 1877, when, through the advice of John C. Barr, of the Pittsburgh Post, he determined to re enter school. Accordingly, he attended a graded school in Greene County, Penn., for a period of two years. working during vacation at the works he taught school at Broad Ford the winter of 1879-80, refused to teach the succeeding term, and again repaired to the works, where he remained until June, 1880. He was appointed Census Enumerator, and completed the work of his home township. In July, 1880, he went to Valparaiso, Ind., and graduated from the Northern Indiana Normal School in 1881, after which he was employed in Chicago, in the clothing trade for James Wilde, Jr., & Co., and H. Hart & Bro. in November, 1881, he came to Greentown to accept the Principalship of the schools. Mr. Herrington is an excellent teacher and worthy citizen; is well liked by his patrons, and is a credit to the community in which he lives.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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