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Clarence Roy Herdman
 1918 - 1968

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  • Birth  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  Apr 1968 
    Person ID  I8941  WV Route 87 Family Tree | Decendents John Maranda Miller, Sr
    Last Modified  05 Aug 2010 13:04:37 
    Father  Wallie Wyval Herdman, b. 19 May 1897, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA  
    Mother  Mirla Miller, b. 20 Dec 1900, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA  
    Photos Butchering TimeButchering Time
    Delia Sayre, Harley Sayre, Wall Herdman, Robert Herdmam
    Family ID  F162  Group Sheet
    Family  Evelyn Ruth Piston 
    Married  USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified  02 Jul 2010 15:29:29 
    Family ID  F120  Group Sheet
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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 11 Nov 1918 - Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos HerdmanHerdman
    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 siteClarence (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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