Loice Beatrice Herrell1

F, #285, b. 5 January 1914, d. 21 March 1970
Relationship
Grandaunt of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*Frank Royer Herrell2 b. 11 February 1875, d. 7 February 1915
Mother*Francis Anna Mae Reeder2 b. 14 February 1884, d. 1 July 1957
     Loice was born in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA, on 5 January 1914.2 She was the daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder.2

     Photo of Lavada and Lois Herrell, Aubrey Akers, and Cecil Herrell circa 1915. Original photo in the possession of Verna Cottrell (#197.)3


     Loice Beatrice Herrell was listed as Anna Mae Herrell's daughter on the 1920 US Federal Census of Oran, Sylvania Township, Scott County, Missouri, enumerated 28 January 1920.4 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 6. She was born in Missouri. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Missouri.4 She did attend school since September 1, 1919. She was able to read. She was able to write. She was able to speak English.4
     When Margie Sadler was born, Loice picked her up and said this is MY baby. in 1921.5


     Photo of Loice Herrell (#285). Original photo in the possession of Sheila Altenbernd (#172.)6

Loice Herrell

     Male Unknown married Loice Beatrice Herrell, daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder, circa 1930.1
     Loice Beatrice Herrell lived at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1930.7
     Loice worked in 1930. She worked as telephone operator.7
     Per Margie Seago, Loice would light up the world with her sunshine. Loice had flawless ivory skin, big blue eyes, and black curly hair. She was so very beautiful, kind, sweet, talented, ambitious, and hard workng.5

     Lois was only 16 at the time of her first marriage. She had to grow up in a hurry.

Lois made many of Margie Sadler's clothes.     

Lois is listed in the 1929 and 1930 St. Louis city directories. Durin that time she was working as a telephone operator and lived at 2813 South 18th Street. In 1930 Lavada Herrell (#72) was also living at that address. (Note: The 1929 directory lists her name as Louis Herrell and the 1930 lists her name as Loice Herrell.)

Lois says that her name on her birth certificate is spelled either Louise or Loice. She was baptised October 2, 1951 by Rev. Cook. She was the director of Volunteers at St. John's Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. She has served as President of the Ladies Local Cartage National Conference in Washington D.C. She was also a past vice chairman of the Trans. Volunteers St. Louis Chapter of the American Red Cross.

Lois died suddenly in bed on March 21, 1970. The funeral was held at Alexander & Son Town Chapel at 6175 Delmar Blvd. in St. Louis, Missouri on Tuesday, March 24, 1970 at 10am. She is buried in the Reid family plot in Section D of Valhalla cemetery near the road.

     One year Loice sent Margie Sadler and Billy Herrell a rail ticket to come to Chicago for the summer. They all had a great time.5

     Loice Beatrice Herrell lived with Gustave McCager Sadler and Francis Anna Mae Reeder on 7 April 1930 at 2813 South 18th Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.8
     Lois Herrell was listed as Gus Sadler's step-daughter on the 1930 US Federal Census of St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, enumerated 7 April 1930.8 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 16. She was born in Missouri. She was single. Her father was born in Kentucky. Her mother was born in Missouri. She did not attend school or college after September 1, 1929.8 . Her occupation was none.8 She was able to read and write. She was able to speak English.8
     Anna Marie, Francis Anna Mae, Gustave McCager, Murlie May, Kimble Jones and Loice Beatrice residing at at 208 Zeppo Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, and Anna Marie, Francis Anna Mae, Gustave McCager, Murlie May, Kimble Jones and Loice Beatrice sent a letter to Floyd Bible Herrell on 5 July 1933 .

Dear Floyd,

     Your telegram today. We are all grieved to hear the sad news.
     Regret that we are unable to come. But send our Deepest sympathy to you and Bill and the family.
     We've all been praying that she would be spared to you but He knows best. He must have needed her.
     We only wish some of us could be with you now. Lois is trying to arrange to come and perhaps Mom. They'll let you know.
     We're all thinking of you & Bill & you'll understand I know if we can't come.
     This goes for all the family old man. I told them I'd wire or write you for all. Remember we're all thinking of you & you must feel free to call on us if you need us.
     All we can say is "we're sorry" - maybe someday he'll help us to understand why it had to be.
     Give our regards to the family.
     Love to you & Billie & our sympathy.

Always,
Cecil, Marie & kiddies
Mother Gus & Family
Muriel & Kim
Lois & Al.9

     When Margie was little, her mother, Marie Herrell, and Lois Reid made clothes for her until she was a teenager.5

     Loice Beatrice Herrell lived at 4137 Lindell Boulevard, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1936.10
     Gustave Putman Reid Jr. married Loice Beatrice Herrell, daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder, in Union, Franklin County, Missouri, USA, on 4 November 1939.2
     Loice Beatrice Reid played the organ. She played by ear.1
     Loice Beatrice Reid played the piano. She played by ear.1

     Photo of Lois Reid (#285) in 1950. Original photo in the possession of Sheila Altenbernd (#172.)11

Lois Reid

     She was baptized on 2 October 1951. The religion was by Rev. Cook.2 She was president of the Ladies Local Cartage National Conference in Washington, DC, USA.2
     They resided at 9 Oak Bend Drive, Ladue, St Louis County, Missouri, USA, in 1957.12
     Loice Beatrice Herrell was employed as Vice Chairman of Trans. Volunteers by American Red Cross in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.2

     Photo of |Lois Reid, ?, John Altenbernd, Floyd and Dorothy Herrell in March 1964.11

Lois Reid, ?, John Altenbernd, Floyd and Dorothy Herrell
Mar 1964

     Loice worked at St. John's Mercy Hospital. She worked as Director of Volunteers.2
     Loice died on 21 March 1970 at home, Creve Couer, St Louis County, Missouri, USA, at age 56.2,1 Her funeral was on 24 March 1970 at Alexander & Son, Town Chapel, 6175 Delmar Boulevard, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.2 She was buried on 24 March 1970 in the Valhalla Cemetery located in St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.2
Last Edited=20 December 2023

Family: Loice Beatrice Herrell and Male Unknown

Family: Loice Beatrice Herrell and Gustave Putman Reid Jr.

Citations

  1. [S259] Interview with Margie Seago (#443) (Ft Myers, Florida), by Sheila Altenbernd (#172), September 13, 2003 - September 14,2003. Sheila Sue Altenbernd (7461 River Bend Circle, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, at). (Document Source Number: 00443-2003-09-13-01).
  2. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  3. [S789] Personal knowledge of Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (12230 W Washington Street, Avondale, Arizona 85323) .
  4. [S1498] Anna Herrell (#39) household, January 28, 1920 U.S. Federal Census, Scott County, Missouri, population schedule, town of Sylvania Township, enumeration district (ED) 199, supervisor's district (SD) 12, sheet 7B, dwelling 140, family 143, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.familysearch.org . (Document Source Number: 00039-1920-01-28-01). Hereinafter cited as Herrell,Anna (#39) 1910 Missouri Census.
  5. [S1834] Letter from Margie Seago (#443) (Ft Myers, Florida) to Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (7461 River Bend Circle, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee, USA, at) 2003. (2023). (Document Source Number: 00443-2003-00-00-01).
  6. [S1784] Cheryl McCormick October 25, 2022.
  7. [S284] City Directory - St. Louis City - 1930 (n.p.: n.pub., 1930) . Hereinafter cited as City Directory.
  8. [S452] Gus Sadler household, 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Independent City, Missouri, population schedule, town of St Louis, enumeration district (ED) 96-413, supervisor's district (SD) 9, sheet 12A, dwelling 157, family 254, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.genealogy.com . Hereinafter cited as 1930 Census - Missour - St Louis - Sadler.
  9. [S392] Letter from Cecil Herrell (#71) (208 Zeppo Street, St. Louis, Missouri) to Floyd Herrell (#70) (unknown recipient address), July 5, 1933; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  10. [S282] City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936 (n.p.: n.pub., 1936) . Hereinafter cited as City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936.
  11. [S157] Sheila Sue Altenbernd unknown date.
  12. [S1536] St Louis City Directory 1957 (1136 Washington Ave, 4th Floor, St Louis, Missouri: RL Polk & Co, 1957). Library Reference Number: Genealogy 977.801 SA25P 1957 (Document Source Number: 00284-1957-00-00-01). Hereinafter cited as St Louis City Directory 1957.