Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
Genealogy of the Lindell, Herndon, Bonnell, and Fairbanks families.
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Robert Frank Herndon[1]

Male 1935 - 2012  (77 years)
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  • Name Robert Frank Herndon  [2
    Born 19 Jul 1935  Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    Also Known As Donald Stiles Herndon  [3
    Residence Apr 1940  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 13 Apr 1940  Divisions 183 - 190, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died 4 Aug 2012  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 16 Aug 2012  Fort Bliss National Cemetery (Section M1, Space 385), El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I112  Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
    Last Modified 11 May 2014 

    Father Robert Paul Herndon,   b. 9 Oct 1909, Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1992, West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Marina Masten,   b. 5 Feb 1915, Mimbres, Grant County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1937, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1932  Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Separated Abt 1936  [1
    Notes 
    • A ‘Mrs. H. Mabry’ (Tennie (Calhoun-Herndon) Mabry) witnessed the marriage of Robert Paul Herndon to Elizabeth Marina Masten in New Mexico in 1932. [6]
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family (Living) 
    Children 
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    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F38  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    William Cecil Herndon (lower) and Robert Frank Herndon (upper), Bill's father and uncle circa 1938.

  • Notes 
    • Robert Frank Herndon was officially renamed ‘Donald Stiles Herndon’ by his maternal grandmother, Lois Miranda (Stiles) Masten, upon his adoption by her in 1941, but she was using this name as early as 1940 as indicated by [US-1940-1b]. Family members continued to refer to Robert by the name ‘Don’, but he used his birth name professionally throughout most of his life. [3, 4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S315] [Herndon-2017]  Herndon, William Robert, Lindell-Herndon Genealogy, Washington, District of Columbia: By the author, 2017.

    2. [S8] [Ferguson-1997]  Herndon, William Robert (Interviewer), "Interview of Nell Pauline (Ferguson) Herndon".

    3. [S195] [TxDoH-1935a]  "Birth Entry for Donald Stiles Herndon," Texas Birth Index, 1903 - 1997, Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1935, fiche 1935-0004, page 859.

    4. [S473] [US-1940-1b]  "Divisions 183 - 190, El Paso City, El Paso County, Texas," Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T627, roll 4182, E.D. 256-68, sheet 12B.

    5. [S530] [Fort Bliss-2012]  "Interment Record - Robert F. Herndon," section M1, space 385.

    6. [S399] [DonaAna-1932]  "Marriage License of Robert Paul Herndon and Elizabeth Marina Masten," Doña Ana County, Marriages, Las Cruces, New Mexico: Office of Doña Ana County Clerk, 2011, volume 12, page 297.