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Bayard Kerr Hersberger
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Birth: Jun. 13, 1877
Pendleton
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Death: Sep. 10, 1948
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA

Bayard Kerr Hersberger married Leora Edith "Edith" Mehaffey on June 12, 1910 in
St. Joseph, Berrien County, Michigan. Lois Hersberger Spaulding Bullard Smith Knotts and Alice Lucille Hersberger Durgan were their children.

Bayard K. Hersberger, 71, Dies after Year's Illness
Bayard Kerr Hersberger, 71, of 1424 Cincinnati avenue, died shortly after 6 p.m. yesterday at St. John's hospital following an illness extending over the past year, and as a result of two falls which he sustained since the first of the year. Mr. Hersberger, who was forced to retire as a telegraph editor of the Anderson Herald following a fall on the ice last winter, suffered a broken hip when he fell three weeks ago yesterday. Because of his failing health, Mr. Hersberger failed to respond to treatment at the hospital where he was taken following his most recent accident and his condition was regarded as critical throughout yesterday.

He had served in editorial department capacities on the Herald at various times for 32 years. He also had been employed on newspapers in several other cities including Dayton, O., Terre Haute, and Indianapolis, and represented an Indianapolis paper in this city for several years.

Surviving Mr. Hersberger are the widow, Mrs. Edith Hersberger, two daughters, Mrs. Lois Smith, Mattoon, Ill., and Mrs. Alice Durgan, 2526 Lincoln street, Anderson; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Agnes Goble, Phoenix, Ariz.; his stepmother, Mrs. Mollie Hersberger, 905 West Ninth street; two sisters, Mrs. Hilda Henning, 1901 Central avenue, and Mrs. Bernice Seipel, 1813 Meridian street; three brothers, Milton, Put-in-Bay, O.; Alvin Hersberger, R.R. 3, Anderson, and Esmond Hersberger, Chicago. Seven grandchildren also survive.

Mr. Hersberger's body was taken to the Albright funeral home, pending completion of funeral arrangements.

Mr. Hersberger was born in Pendleton June 15, 1877, and came to Anderson when a youth. He had a wide variety of interests and activities, having attended Indiana University and subsequently studying for the ministry. He was also associated with his father, the late Milton Hersberger, Sr., in the real estate business, but gave up this to go to Chicago with Sears and Roebuck. He also taught school for a time in Madison county, but always returned to his primary interest---the newspaper business. He also maintained a keen interest in farming. He was among the first newspaper correspondents who entered Dayton, O., following the 1913 flood which threatened destruction of that city.

He was a member of the Colonial Evangelical United Brethren church. Mr. Hersberger was popular among his co-workers and maintained a keen sense of humor throughout his active life.

Obituary from: The Anderson Herald, Anderson, Indiana, 11 September 1948, p. 1, col. 3-4 and p. 2, col. 3.
 
 
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 Parents:
  Milton Hersberger (1850 - 1911)
  Clara Kerr Hersberger (1850 - 1881)
 
 Spouse:
  Leora Edith Sanders Hersberger (1882 - 1961)
 
 Children:
  Sara Lois Hersberger Knotts (1910 - 1998)*
 
 Siblings:
  Bayard Kerr Hersberger (1877 - 1948)
  Elsie Hersberger (1879 - 1881)*
  Esmond P. Hersberger (1887 - 1983)**
  Bernice Hersberger Seipel (1889 - 1982)**
  Alvin Knode Hersberger (1891 - 1960)**
  Hilda Mary Hersberger Henning (1896 - 1984)**
  Alice Hersberger (1898 - 1914)**
  Milton Hersberger (1901 - 1987)**
  Sarah Hersberger (1905 - 1905)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Anderson
Madison County
Indiana, USA
Plot: East Maplewood
 
Created by: AnnS
Record added: Jun 28, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72108240
Bayard Kerr Hersberger
Added by: Don McAllister
 
 
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