Lavada Margarette Herrell1,2

F, #72, b. 9 April 1910, d. 3 March 1954
Relationship
Grandaunt of Sheila Sue Altenbernd
Father*Frank Royer Herrell1 b. 11 February 1875, d. 7 February 1915
Mother*Francis Anna Mae Reeder1 b. 14 February 1884, d. 1 July 1957
     Lavada was born in Pascola, Pemiscot County, Missouri, USA, on 9 April 1910.1,3 Other sources show Lavada Margarette Herrell was born on 9 April 1910 in Portageville, New Madrid County, Missouri, USA.1 She was the daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder.1
     Lavada Margarette Herrell was listed as Frank Royer Herrell's daughter on the 1910 US Federal Census of Little Prairie Township, Pemiscot County, Missouri, enumerated 13 April 1910.4 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 0/12. She was born in Missouri. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Missouri.5
     Her common name was Vade Herrell.

     Photo.



     Photo of Lavada and Lois Herrell, Aubrey Akers, and Cecil Herrell circa 1915. Original photo in the possession of Verna Cottrell (#197.)6


     Male Unknown married Lavada Margarette Herrell, daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder.
     Lavada Margarette 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 1920.7 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 9. She was born in Missouri. Her father was born in Tennessee. Her mother was born in Missouri.7 She did attend school since September 1, 1919. She was able to read. She was able to write. She was able to speak English.7
          Lavada is listed in the 1930 St. Louis City Directory as living at 2813 South 18th Street. Loice Herrell (#285) was living at the same address. At that time, Lavada was working as a telephone operator for American Telephone and Telegraph.
     The 1931 St. Lois City Directory lists Lavada living alone at 3706 Salena. She was still working as a telephone operator.

     Lavada Margarette Herrell was employed by Bell Telephone Company on 25 January 1924 in Dexter, Stoddard County, Missouri, USA.8

     Photo of Lavada Herrell. Original photo in the possession of Verna Cottrell (#197.)


     Lavada worked at American Telephone and Telegraph, USA, on 10 August 1926.8
     Per Margie Seago, Lavada was an olive skinned, black eyed beauty. Truly lovely.9

     Lavada Margarette 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.10
     Lavada Herrell was listed as Gus Sadler's step-daughter on the 1930 US Federal Census of St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, enumerated 7 April 1930.10 Her age at her last birth date was listed as 19. 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, 1929.10 . Her occupation was operator. She worked in the telephone industry. Worker class was listed as W. She was currently working.10 She was able to read and write. She was able to speak English.10
     As of 6 May 1933, Lavada Margarette Herrell was also known as Marge L Herrell.11
     Frank Albert Bower married Marge L Herrell, daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder, in Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, on 6 May 1933 . The marriage license listed Lavada's name as Marge L Herrell. Nowhere else have I seen her name listed as Marge. This is particularly odd since her younger half sister is named Margie.1,11
     Lavada Margarette Bower residing at at 4519 Lyndale, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA, and Al sent a letter to Floyd Bible Herrell,residing at 1934 President Ave, St Louis, Missouri, USA on 10 July 1933.


     Thursday

     Dearest Bro:

     Rec Mother's letter this morning. Cant tell you how badly we feel. It doesn't seem possible that this should happen to you. I'm writing because I can say more than in a telegram. I sure sympathize with the family. It must be a great shock to every one. Poor kid, I recieved her letter just after I was married. Never realized that it would be the last.

     You know I wrote to you when you said you were coming up here to bring Florence if possible. I haven't seen you for almost a year.

     God bless you little Bill, but I know he still has a wonderful father. I'd give anything to come down for awhile, but I just came back from a two week visit sure wish you had come while I was there. Though I can't now think I want to be -- will you? You know I've always had the greatest love I could for my brother & wife & son. I often think if I should die & leave my Bill, he's cute now & a year old too. Floyd, my husband is a wonderful fellow. I couldn't want any one better to me. I wont ask you now, but Id sure love to see you if after this grief some time you feel like coming to Cgo. I want you and Al to meet. I often tell him about you. Honey try & think as if shes not gone for always. sooner or later you know we all are called. Give my regrds to the family & Al's also - kiss little Bill - Tell him aunt Lavada said she'd love to see him.

     Can't write now any more so sometime if you feel like writing I'd love to hear about everything. I'm living at Al's home now. The address is 4517 Lyndale. Love to you and Bill & regards to everyone. Goodbye & God bless you Floyd.

     Your sis & brother Lavada & Al

     Dear Floyd;

     I am your new brotherinlaw. I can't tell you in words how bad I felt when Lavada told me.

     I know how I would feel in your case.

     Lavada talks about you so much I would like to meet you. When you come up to Chi call us up. Belshion 1220. I can't think of much more to say, but don't forget to visit us when you come.

     When you are in the mood for writing don't forget us. Lavada looks fine and is behaving for a change, guess the bad weather tires her out.

     Goodbye for the present and hope to see you soon.

     Best regards, Al.12


     She resided at 5108 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, Independent City, Missouri, USA, in 1936.13
     Lavada worked in 1936. She worked as waitress.13
     Gerold Jerome Johnson married Lavada Margarette Herrell, daughter of Frank Royer Herrell and Francis Anna Mae Reeder, in Mesilla Park, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA, in March 1938.1

     Photo of Lavada Johnson. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)



     Photo of Dorothy Herrell and Lavada Johnson. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)



     Photo of Jiggs and Lavada Johnson. Original photo in the possession of Sue Myers (#130.)


     Lavada died on 3 March 1954 at Memorial Hospital, Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico, USA, at age 43.1,3 She was buried after 3 March 1954 in the Calvary Cemetery located in Douglas, Cochise County, Arizona, USA.1
Lavada Johnson -- Calvary Cemetery -- "Photo by Find A Grave Contributor Diane & John (#46842343)"
Last Edited=31 May 2023

Family: Lavada Margarette Herrell and Male Unknown

Family: Lavada Margarette Herrell and Al Bower Jr.

Family: Lavada Margarette Herrell and Gerold Jerome Johnson

Citations

  1. [S78] William Herrell (#128), "Bill Herrell's Genealogy Records (copy)" (New Haven, Missouri). Supplied by Mike Herrell - 1991 . Hereinafter cited as "Bill Herrell Records."
  2. [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).
  3. [S1274] Unknown repository address, Lavada Johnson (#72) Headstone, Johnson, Lavada (#72) -- Headstone; READ BY FindAGrave, ON 2012-12-24. (DOCUMENT SOURCE NUMBER: 00072-2012-12-24-01).
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [S789] Personal knowledge of Sheila Altenbernd (#172) (12230 W Washington Street, Avondale, Arizona 85323) .
  7. [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.
  8. [S239] Herrell Family, Sadler, Anna (#39) - Family Record (n.p.: n.pub., November 19, 1926); Presently in the possession of Sue Myers (#130), unknown location . Hereinafter cited as Family Record.
  9. [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).
  10. [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.
  11. [S740] Cook County, Illinois. Marriage Records , No. 1367672; Lavada Herrell (#72) and Al Bower (#290), May 6, 1933; unknown repository, unknown repository address . Hereafter cited as Marriage.
  12. [S394] Letter from Lavada (#72) Bower (4517 Lyndale, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA) to Floyd Herrell (#70) (unknown recipient address), July 10 1933; unknown repository (unknown repository address).
  13. [S282] City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936 (n.p.: n.pub., 1936) . Hereinafter cited as City Directory - St. Louis City - 1936.