Cecil Dewey Herrell1

M, #71, b. 10 August 1908, d. August 1985
Granduncle 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
     Cecil was born in Pascola, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, on 10 August 1908.1,3,2,4,5 He was the son of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder.2
     He applied for his social security number in Missouri, USA; 493-10-0683.1

     Photo circa 1910. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)

     Cecil Dewey Herrell also went by the name of Cece.2
     Cecil Dewey Herrell was listed as Frank Royer Herrell's son the 1910 US Federal Census of Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, enumerated 13 April 1910.6 His age at his last birth date was listed as 1 8/12. He was born in Missouri. His father was born in Tennessee. His mother was born in Missouri.7

     Photo of Lavada and Lois Herrell, Aubrey Akers, and Cecil Herrell circa 1915. Original photo in the possession of Verna Cottrell (#197.)8


     Cecil Dewey Herrell was listed as Anna Mae Herrell's son on the 1920 US Federal Census of Oran, Sylvania Township, Scott County, Missouri, enumerated 28 January 1920.9 His age at his last birth date was listed as 11. He was born in Missouri. His father was born in Tennessee. His mother was born in Missouri.9 He did attend school since September 1, 1919. He was able to read. He was able to write. He was able to speak English.9
     Cecil completed 4 years of high school.4

     Cecil Dewey Herrell married Anna Marie Sexton, in St Louis, St Louis County, Missouri, USA, on 23 July 1928.2,4
     Cecil's service number was 385-795-10 -- Army Trans. Corp. 1944-1946. He was an army sergeant.

Cecil is listed in the 1929 St. Louis, Missouri city directory working as a clerk for York Ice Machinery Corp. He lived at 4437 Laclede Ave with his wife Marie (#317). Cecil is also listed in the 1935 and 1937 city directories. He is still working as a clerk, but is living at 2203 Cherokee. (Note: The 1935 directory lists his name as Chas.)

     Cecil Dewey Herrell was a telegrah operator in 1933 St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA.10
     They resided at 3214 South 9th Rear, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1933.10
     Cecil Dewey Herrell 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.

Cecil, Marie & kiddies
Mother Gus & Family
Muriel & Kim
Lois & Al.11

     Cecil Dewey Herrell and Anna Marie Sexton lived at 2203 Cherokee Street, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1936.12

     Photo of Pat, Peggy, and Cecil Herrell in 1937. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#132.)

Pat, Peggy, and Cecil Herrell -- 1937

     They resided in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA, in 1937.13
     Cecil Dewey Herrell began military service on 10 March 1944 He was in the Army Trans. Corp and was a master sgt.2
     Cecil Dewey Herrell served in the Army in World War II. His serial number was 38579590. He enlisted at Fort Bliss, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA, on 10 March 1944 as an enlisted man. He served as a Private, Grade 8. At the time of enlistment, Cecil had been living in Dona Ana County, New Mexico.4,5

     As of 10 March 1944, Cecil Dewey's citizenship was with the United States of America.4

     Cecil Dewey's race was white.4

Cecil Dewey Herrell's Army Serial Number was 38 579 590.5
     Cecil Dewey Herrell was honorably discharged from active military duty on 21 February 1946.2,5
     Cecil Dewey Herrell sent circa 1954.The original letter is in the possession of Lila Behan. The last page of the letter is missing.

     Peg (#303) remembers her father, Cecil, and her uncle Floyd getting into a big fight. Both were drunk at the time. They were in the front yard going at each other. One of them was swinging a coffee pot.14
     The following item appeared Washington Missourian, Washington, Franklin County, Missouri, USA, on 8 June 1961

Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Herrell left Friday for Las Cruses, New Mexico, where they will spend their vacation with their brother and wife, Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Herrell.15

     Cecil died in August 1985 in Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA.1,16
     He resided in New Mexico, USA, in August 1985.1
Last Edited=7 June 2022

Family: Cecil Dewey Herrell and Sarah Veda Earnest

Child of Cecil Dewey Herrell and Anna Marie Sexton


  1. [S7] SSDI, unknown file number, Social Security Death Index (SSDI), unknown series (n.p.: Ancestry) . Hereinafter cited as SSDI.
  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. [S145] Roy Augustus Gray unknown date.
  4. [S429] "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment Records, 1938-1946", Box Number 1353, Film Reel Number 6.119; http://www.archives.gov/; The National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA, at. Hereinafter cited as "U.S. World War II Army Enlistment."
  5. [S446] "WWII Discharge Papers", 00071-2016-06-14-01d; Sheila Sue Altenbernd; 12230 W Washington Street, Avondale, Maricopa County, Arizona, USA, at. Hereinafter cited as "Discharge Papers."
  6. [S1497] Frank Herrell (#27) household, April 13, 1910 U.S. Federal Census, Pemiscott County, Missouri, population schedule, town of Little Prairie Township, enumeration district (ED) 128, supervisor's district (SD) 12, sheet 6A, dwelling 100, family 102, National Archives micropublication . Viewed at www.familysearch.org . (Document Source Number: 00027-1910-04-13-01). Hereinafter cited as Herrell,Frank (#27) 1910 Missouri Census.
  7. [S1496] Maze Herrell (#69) Oran News, Scott County Democrat, Benton, Missouri, June 30, 1921, page 4, column 3, www.newspapersarchive.com on May 12,2020 (Document Source Number: 00069-1921-06-30-01) . Hereinafter cited as Scott County Democrat.
  8. [S789] Personal knowledge of Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (12230 W Washington Street, Avondale, Arizona 85323) .
  9. [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.
  10. [S1567] Herrell, Maze (#69) 1933 St Louis City Directory (St Louis, Missouri: St Louis City, 1933), Page 539. Viewed at https://search.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=2469&h=632614958&tid=117654793&pid=130170159128&queryId=4eead51f1ed3efd17858ee4aa017dba1&usePUB=true&_phsrc=OPj1166&_phstart=successSource (Document Source Number: 00069-1933-00-00-01). Hereinafter cited as 1933 St Louis City Directory.
  11. [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).
  12. [S282] City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936 (n.p.: n.pub., 1936) . Hereinafter cited as City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936.
  13. [S478] Margaret Ann Herrell Obituary, Lapaz-Graham Funeral Home, Las Cruces, New Mexico, July 9,2011, www.lapaz-grahams.com on July 24, 2011 . Hereinafter cited as Lapaz-Graham Funeral Home.
  14. [S715] Personal knowledge of Peg Sanders (#303) (Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA) , on October 1, 2006.
  15. [S1340] Page 17, Column 4, Washington Missourian, Washington, Missouri (June 8, 1961), (Document Source Number: 00070-1961-06-08-01).
  16. [S157] Sheila Sue Altenbernd unknown date.

Compiler: Sheila Altenbernd
Site updated on 12 June 2022 at 7:04:49 PM from Altenbernd Family Tree; 1,841 people
Page created by John Cardinal's Second Site v7.05.  |  Created from a design originally created by John Cardinal Second Site