Biography of Thomas Herron
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THOMAS HERRON.
The well known mine superintendent whose name is above has achieved success in different fields of human endeavor. He is of Canadian nativity, born in Ottawa, in 1g53, a son of John and Margaret (Cram) Herron. His father was a native of Ireland, his mother a native of Scotland. He gained an education at Ottawa, but came to the United States and learned the pattern maker's trade, at which he worked for some years. Later he became superintendent of bridges for the Texas Pacific Railway Company and for three years was a resident of Barnum, Polk county, Texas. Later he lived at Sherman, Texas, whence he came to Joplin, in 1877, and since that time he has worked much at his trade of pattern maker, engaging also in mining operations, from time to time, on his own account. He has been the superintendent of the Oronogo Zinc Concentrate Company's mines, of the Manhattan, the Birthday, and Arkansas City mines, and of others equally well known. During the past two years he has been mine superintendent for the Boton Aurora Zinc Company, a corporation having its main offices at Boston, Massachusetts, and capitalized at three million and two hundred thousand dollars, and for the Myrtle J. Mining Company, operating at Aurora, Missouri. He has come to be widely known as an efficient mining man of goods judgment and executive ability.

Mr. Herron is widely known in Masonic circles. He took the degrees of the York rite and was made an Ancient Free and Accepted Mason, and acquired in turn the degree of Royal Arch Mason and Knight Templar, and is the past eminent commander of Ascension Commandery, No. 39, Knights Templar. He received the degrees of Ancient and Accepted Scottish rite in the Consistory of Western Missouri, and he is also a member of Ararat Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine. In politics he is a Republican. He married Miss Lola Franklin, a native of Neosho, Missouri, and a daughter of A. D. Franklin, a native of the state of New York, and has two children, Maud and Beaufort Herron, who are members of their parents' household.

From:
The Biographical History of Jasper County, Missouri
By Hon. Malcolm G. McGregor
The Lewis Publishing Co.
Chiago 1901


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