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Ida Maybell Cassingham is the daughter of James Alpheus Cassingham and Mary Catherine Wolf. She was born 1 Jan 1884 in Wawpecong, Miami, Indiana. She died 1 Apr 1976 at age 92 in Kokomo, Howard, Indiana.

On 20 Apr 1901, she married Rue Herrell in Bennets Switch, Miami, Indiana. He is the son of Calvin W. Herrell and M. Jane Hicks. He was born 28 Feb 1877 in Miami County, Indiana. He was a carpenter. He died 23 Oct 1948 at age 71 in Miami, Miami, Indiana and was buried 26 Oct 1948 at Galveston Cemetery, Galveston, Cass, Indiana.

Ida and Rue on their wedding day
Ida and Rue on their wedding day
(Standing L-R) Irma Snyder, Dollie Herrell, Ida
(Seated L-R) Blaine Herrell, Rue
[Photo from the collection of Mary Jane Herrell, courtesy of Mary Whisenhunt]
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Lester Leroy Herrell
Lester Leroy Herrell
Mary Jane Herrell (1997)
Mary Jane Herrell in 1997
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Children of Ida Maybell Cassingham and Rue Herrell:

  1. Lester Leroy Herrell was born 18 May 1902 in Miami, Miami, Indiana. He died 3 or 13 Sep 1903 at nearly 16 months of age in Miami, Miami, Indiana and is buried at Old Miami Cemetery, Miami, Miami, Indiana.
  2. Elden Edward Herrell was born 7 Feb 1907 in Miami, Miami, Indiana.
  3. Chester Dee Herrell was born 16 May 1909 in Miami, Miami, Indiana.
  4. Mary Jane Herrell was born 14 Sep 1923 in Miami, Miami, Indiana. She died 6 Feb 2001 at the age of 77 at Indianapolis, Indiana. She was buried 10 Feb 2001 at Galveston Cemetery, Galveston, Cass, Indiana.


See the photograph of the 1937/1938 Cassingham Family Reunion.


Most information provided by Mary Jane Herrell, herself.

Ida: Birth and Death from the Social Security Death Index (SSN 304-70-3314).
Marriage from "Miami County, Indiana Marriages 1850-1920."

Lester: Death from the "Miami County, Indiana Death Index 1886-1920" where his death is listed as occurring on the 13th and his age as 14 (?).
Burial from the Old Miami Cemetery listing.

Mary: Death and Burial from her Obituary.

Census Listings

The individuals in this family appear in the following census listings.


We are actively seeking more information on the individuals listed here (and their descendants). If you have any additional information, photographs or documents to share: please e-mail me.
Daniel Edwards

Last Updated: Sunday, April 07, 2002.