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The Hebron Journal Register
Hebrew, Nebraska
Wednesday, July 31, 1946

W.E. Herndon Killed in Runaway

Frightened team runs over him Wednesday resulting in death

W.E. Herndon, 66, died on Thursday morning as a result of being run over by a team of young horses, Wednesday evening.

Mr. Herndon lived southeast of Hebron.  The team hitched to a mower, became frightened and started to run.  He stepped in front of them to stop them.  They knocked him down and ran over him.

He was taken to the Fairbury hospital in the Hill ambulance.  He died early Thursday morning from his injuries.


William E. Herndon

William E. Herndon, son of Charles M. Herndon and Jane Gilchrist Herndon was born on a farm near Western, Nebraska, December 20th, 1879, where he was reared and attended public school.

In 1909, he went to Washington where he met Constante McCune.  They were married April 10, 1914.  They made their home in Oregon.  He returned to Nebraska in 1922, and lived at various places --- at Western, Alexandria, and last on a farm near Hebron, Nebraska.

To this union were born eight girls and three boys:  Mrs. Virginia Magner of St. Joseph, Missouri, Mrs. Jane Taylor of Clay Center, Mrs. Alberta Stauber of Hebron, Anna and Ruth Herndon, lately returned from Panama, Beatrice of Omaha, Esther, Charles, Reuben, Robert, and Joan of Hebron, all of who survive him together with one sister, Mrs. I.E. Watenpaugh of Hebron, and one brother A.D. Herndon of Lincoln, one grandchild, William Joseph Taylor of Clay Center, and a host of relatives and friends.  He died July 25, 1946, at the age of 66 years, 7 months, and 5 days.

He was converted and joined the Baptist church of Western, when a boy, and was a member of the Alexandria Baptist Church at the time of his death.

He was a loving and devoted husband and father, a living example to his children and they shall rise up and call him blessed.  He lived to see them all accept the Lord and Master that he served.  These, he leaves and a host of relatives and friends who mourn his passing.

There was no vile upon his lips, no malice in his heart.  Honesty, Truth, and Justice were his watch towers, and his faith in God, his bulwark.  He was not rich in this world's goods, as men call wealth, but has inherited a mansion and riches untold in the realms above.

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