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Clarence Roy Herdman

Male 1918 - 1968  (49 years)


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  • Name Clarence Roy Herdman 
    Born 11 Nov 1918  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Military Service WW II: US Army - Calvary 
    Died 1 Apr 1968  Montgomery, Pennslyvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Christ Reformed Church of Indian Creek Cemetery ,Telford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • [HartleyRay.FTW]

      S.S. issued by railroad 717-01-0816 doesn't give where lived.
    Person ID I8941  WV Route 87 Family Tree | Decendents John Maranda Miller, Sr
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2019 

    Father Wallie Wyval Herdman,   b. 19 May 1897, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1970, Veteran's Memoral Hospital, Pomeroy, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother Mirla Miller,   b. 20 Dec 1900, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1980, Pomeroy, Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 27 Aug 1918  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Married at Beech Grove School House by C. A. Powers
    Notes 
    • Walla Herdman
      in the 1930 United States Federal Census

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      Name: Walla Herdman
      Birth Year: abt 1899
      Gender: Male
      Race: White
      Birthplace: West Virginia
      Marital Status: Married
      Relation to Head of House: Head
      Home in 1930: Ripley, Jackson, West Virginia, USA
      Map of Home: View Map
      Street address: Tucker Ridge Road
      Dwelling Number: 248
      Family Number: 250
      Home Owned or Rented: Owned
      Radio Set: No
      Lives on Farm: Yes
      Age at First Marriage: 21
      Attended School: No
      Able to Read and Write: Yes
      Father's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: West Virginia
      Able to Speak English: Yes
      Occupation: Farm Labor
      Industry: Gen. Farm
      Class of Worker: Working on own account
      Employment: Yes
      Veteran: Yes
      War: WW
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Walla Herdman 31
      Mirla Herdman 29
      Clarence Herdman 11
      Gladys Herdman 10
      Robert Herdman 7
      Dencil Herdman 5
      Wilda Herdman 2
      Troy Herdman 0
    Photos
    Butchering Time
    Butchering Time
    Delia Sayre, Harley Sayre, Wall Herdman, Robert Herdmam
    Family ID F162  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Evelyn Ruth Piston,   b. 1 Dec 1924, Souderton, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 2009, Telford, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Married USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstones
    Clarence R. “Curly” Herdman and wife Evelyn Ruth Piston-Herdman
    Clarence R. “Curly” Herdman and wife Evelyn Ruth Piston-Herdman
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Herdman
    Herdman
    Clarence (Bus or Curly) Herdman was with the Calvary during WW II.

    Histories
    Clarence (Curly) Herdman
A sample of Curly's Music can be found under the recording tab on the site
    Clarence (Curly) Herdman A sample of Curly's Music can be found under the recording tab on the site
    Curly (Clarence) Herdman was born in the hills of West Virginia, near Ripley, West Virginia, on 12 November 1918. Curly comes from a long line of fiddlers: his great grand dad, his grand dad, Abige Turner Herdman, his father, Wallie Wyval Herdman and an uncle by the name of Earl Herdman. His mother (Mirla Miller Herdman) played a couple of fiddle tunes pretty well. She is the one who taught Curly his first fiddle tune which was called “Kick he Dutchman Sky High”. He was playing at square dances at the age of nine. When he was eleven he began to wonder around the world, and shortly afterward he left the hills to work on a farm in Fostoria, Ohio. He then went to work for the Pennsylvania Railroad. While playing fiddle with his cousin Ira Sayre, he met and played for the great violinist, Rubbinoff, who was in Columbus, Ohio. Rubbinoff commended Curly on his method of bowing and his style of fiddling. He then went to W. H. O., Des Moines, Iowa. He later went to W.S.M., Grand Ole Opry, in the year 1935. along with the Bar X Cowboys. He was the featured fiddler at W.S.L.X,. Radio in Nashville, Tennessee. He later went to Renfro Valley Barn Dance in Kentucky. There he worked with John Lair, Red Foley, Bob Steel and Slim Millar. He then played fiddle for the famous Georgia Crackers on the station W.H.K.C. in Columbus, Ohio. In those days, his favorite fiddler was his grand-dad, Abige Turner Herdman. He also enjoyed the playing of Arthur Smith, Russ Gray, Winnie Waters, Otto Williams, Sid Heartreader and Clark Kessinger. Curly Herdman won several old time fiddling contests as of August 1967, Curly had won eighteen contests,inclding the Ohio State Championship. Curly’s brother, Troy Herdman played the guitar on several of his albums. Troy is a well known guitar player and singer.

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    CURLY