|Birth: ||Sep. 25, 1877|
|Death: ||Feb. 20, 1925|
National Capital Region, Philippines
Gouvernuer Northern Tribune
February 21, 1925
Killed When Trolly in Manilla Jumps Track
Word has been received here of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Ralph E. Herring, a member of the United States Coast Artillery who was killed in an accident at Manila on February 20. Colonel Herring was the son of the late Henry Philander Herring and Carrie Fowler Herring members of old St. Lawrence and Jefferson County fathers.
Colonel Herring was killed in company with Major John H. Hunter and three enlisted men when a trolley car in which they were riding en route from the top of Corrigador Island, entrance to Manilla Bay to the boatland and jumped the tracks.
Colonel Ralph E. Herring who was born in Minneapolis was the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Herring. After he grew to manhood his parents moved to California.
Colonel Herring entered the army at the age of 21. He enlisted as a private in Company A, 13th Minnesota Infantry on June 14, 1898 serving until Oct. 3, 1899. He served through several periods of re-enlistment and on July 1, 1901 became a second lieutenant in the coast artillery. On Jan. 25, 1907 he was advanced, becoming a first lieutenant. In 1911 he became a captain in the coast artillery. Later he became a major and served in this position until 1918 when he became a lieutenant colonel. He was a graduate of the United States Coast Artillery school in 1908 and also a graduate of the advanced course at this school in 1912.
Thanks to relative and contributor Jim Herring for the additional information.
Henry Philander Herring (1839 - 1912)
Carrie J. Fowler Herring (1838 - 1889)
Grace Graves Herring (1877 - 1948)
LT COL Coast Art Corps
Arlington National Cemetery
Plot: Section 4 Site 3101
Created by: Mike Weeks
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43518957