Biography of Elwood C. Herring
North Central Ohio Biographies

Elwood C. Herring. As a director of the First National Bank of Fredericktown, and manager of the Northwestern Elevator Company, Mr. Herring is recognized as one of the leading business men of Knox County. He was born in Columbia County, Pa., Dec. 11, 1881, the son of George and Emma (Bower) Herring.

George Herring was a native of Columbia County, Pa., born in 1842. His father, David Herring, was also a native of Columbia County, and the family originally came to this country from Germany and settled in Bucks County, Pa. George Herring died at the age of 66 years and his wife died at the age of 66 years also. Both are buried in Laurel Hill Cemetery, Orangeville, Pa. Their children were: Maud, who died in infancy; Clarence Glenn, jeweler, lives at Los Angeles, Calif.; Sadie, married Thomas Witheridge, lives at Wyoming, Pa.; Edith, married Philip E. Mahoney, lives in New York City; Elwood C., the subject of this sketch; and David, who is general agent for the New York Life Insurance Company, at Hazelton, Pa.

Elwood C. Herring grew up at Orangeville, Pa., and attended the public schools there. He also attended Columbus (Ohio) Business College, and later became interested in the manufacture of leather goods at Batavia, Ohio. For a time Mr. Herring also engaged in the retail grocery and meat business at Grove City, Ohio. He came to Mt. Vernon in 1907 and three years later became identified with the Northwestern Elevator Company at that place, being transferred to Fredericktown as manager of the local elevator in 1916. The company deals in feeds, grains, and are manufacturers of the well known "Diadem" brand of poultry and stock feeds. They also handle building materials.

Mr. Herring has a son, George W., born in 1910. He is a graduate of Fredericktown High School, class of 1930, and is associated in business with his father.

Mr. Herring is affiliated with the Masonic Lodge, Elks Lodge, and Knights of Pythias.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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