Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
Genealogy of the Lindell, Herndon, Bonnell, and Fairbanks families.
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Robert Paul Herndon

Robert Paul Herndon[1]

Male 1909 - 1992  (83 years)
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  • Name Robert Paul Herndon  [2
    Born 9 Oct 1909  Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Gender Male 
    US SSN 463-09-9887  [4
    Occupation Salesman/Accountant  [5, 6
    Census 12 May 1910  Ward 4, Hugo Township, Choctaw County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Residence Aug 1932  El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Residence 26 Apr 1937  Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence Nov 1941  San Quentin State Prison, Marin County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Residence Mar 1942  California Institution for Men (“Chino”), San Bernardino County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause of Death Pneumonia/Emphysema  [9
    Died 12 Dec 1992  West Memphis, Crittenden County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Buried 15 Dec 1992  Dogwood Cemetery (Block 7, Lot 98), Blytheville, Mississippi County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9, 10
    Person ID I116  Lindell-Herndon Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2017 

    Father Robert Boyd Herndon,   b. 22 Jun 1886, Chicota, Lamar County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1934, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years) 
    Mother Tennie May Calhoun,   b. 1 May 1891, Sherman, Grayson County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Nov 1977, Port Hueneme, Ventura County, California, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1908  Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Separated Aft Jun 1917  [12
    Notes 
    • Tennie’s parents, James Marion Calhoun and Sarah Elizabeth (Turpin) Calhoun, served as witnesses for the marriage license application and marriage certificate. [11]
    Family ID F804  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 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  [13
    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. [13]
    Children 
     1. William Cecil Herndon,   b. 12 Aug 1932, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 2011, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Robert Frank Herndon,   b. 19 Jul 1935, Houston, Harris County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Aug 2012, El Paso, El Paso County, Texas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F39  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 (Living) 
    Last Modified 25 Jun 2017 
    Family ID F2426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Herndon Boys
    Herndon Boys
    William Pryor Herndon and Robert Paul Herndon, Bill's great uncle and grandfather (paternal) circa 1919 -
    Photo courtesy Robert Raymond Herndon
    William Pryor and Robert Paul Herndon
    William Pryor and Robert Paul Herndon
    Bill's great uncle and grandfather (paternal) circa 1990 -
    Photo courtesy Robert Raymond Herndon
    Robert Paul Herndon
    Robert Paul Herndon
    Bill's paternal grandfather -
    Photo courtesy of Robert Raymond Herndon
    Robert Boyd Herndon and Sons
    Robert Boyd Herndon and Sons
    Bill's great-grandfather (paternal) and sons circa 1914 -
    Photo courtesy of Robert Raymond Herndon

  • Notes 
    • Robert Paul Herndon abandoned his first wife and sons late in 1936 or early in 1937. Family rumors indicate that he attended Elizabeth Marina Masten’s funeral, but since he was incarcerated in Ft. Worth, Tarrant County, Texas in 1937, this seems unlikely. From late in 1941 through 1956, he was incarcerated in California, and [Cobb-1992] indicates that he was a resident of West Memphis from 1986 through his death in 1992. [14]
    • Robert Paul Herndon’s Social Security Application has a birth date of 19 Oct 1909, but this conflicts with his birth certificate and his marriage application. [3, 4, 13]
    • Robert Paul Herndon was convicted on 5 counts of forgery in Modesto, Stanislaus County, California on, or just before, 7 Nov 1941. He was sentenced from 1 to 14 years and incarcerated at the California State Prison at San Quentin as prisoner 67459 on 10 Nov of that year. In March 1942, he was transferred to the California Institution for Men, a minimum security prison at Chino, San Bernardino County, California. Information gathered to date suggests that he served the remainder of his sentence, 14 full years, at “Chino” and was paroled on 24 Feb 1956. [15]
    • [SanQuentin-1941b] and [SanQuentin-1941c1] note that Robert Paul Herndon also served 7 months for forgery in Fort Worth, Texas in 1937. [16]

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

    2. [S26] [TxDoH-1932a]  "Birth Certificate of William Cecil Herndon," Austin, Texas: Texas Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics, 1932, register 1561, page 60516.

    3. [S233] [OkSDoH-1909a]  "Birth Certificate of Robert Paul Herndon," Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: Oklahoma State Department of Health, register 5864.

    4. [S108] [US-SSA-1937a]  "Robert Paul Herndon - Original Application for Social Security Account Number," Washington, District of Columbia: Social Security Administration, 1937.

    5. [S113] [Anderson-1964]  Anderson, Ethel Nichols et al., Draper Families in America, Nashville, Tennessee: The Parthenon Press, 1964.

    6. [S261] [WestMemphis-1992]  "Obituary of Robert Herndon," West Memphis Evening News, page 2.

    7. [S55] [US-1910-1a]  "Hugo City, Choctaw County, Oklahoma," Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), publication T624, roll 1247, E.D. 58, sheet 23A.

    8. [S696] [SanQuentin-1941a]  "San Quentin Mug Book 62413-71409, Photos 1926-1956," California Department of Corrections - San Quentin State Prison Records, 1850 – 1950, Sacramento, California: Office of the Secretary of State, California State Archives, ID# R135, page 197, entry 59.

    9. [S260] [Crittenden-1992]  "Death Certificate of Robert Paul Herndon," Marion, Arkansas: Office of the Crittenden County Clerk, 2002, register 0179333.

    10. [S262] [Cobb-1992]  "Funeral Record of Robert Paul Herndon," Blytheville, Arkansas: Cobb Funeral Home, 1992.

    11. [S251] [Bryan-1908]  "Marriage License of R. B. Herndon and Tennie Calhoun," Durant, Bryan County, Oklahoma: County Clerk’s Office.

    12. [S437] [US-SSS-1917a]  "World War I Draft Registration - Robert Boyd Herndon," World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards, 1917 - 1918, Washington, District of Columbia: National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), reel 1852072, reference 35-2-17-A, card 136.

    13. [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.

    14. [S1283] [SanQuentin-1941c1]  "Inmate Identification Photograph Cards/Inmates 65801 - 67700: Robert Paul Herndon," California Department of Corrections - San Quentin State Prison Records, 1850 – 1950, Sacramento, California: Office of the Secretary of State, California State Archives, ID# R135, registration# 67459.

    15. [S700] [ModestoBee-1941a]  "Forger Is Given Term In Prison," Modesto Bee, page 4, column 8.

    16. [S697] [SanQuentin-1941b]  "Description of the Prisoners Received at the State Prison at San Quentin, During November 1941," California Department of Corrections - San Quentin State Prison Records, 1850 – 1950, Sacramento, California: Office of the Secretary of State, California State Archives, ID# R135, page 422, commitment number 67459.