1 Of Twin Brothers Separated 30 Years
Edward E. Herron, 92, of 243 Avondale Ave., who claimed to be one of the oldest of Indian twins in Ohio and Michigan, died Thursday in the Toledo Health and Retiree's Extended Care Center, where he had been a patient two weeks.
Mr. Herron and his twin brother, Elmer, who died in 1972, were separated when their mother died in 1886. They were united 30 years later after a friend of Elmer noticed a striking resemblance between Elmer, who had lived in Melvindale, Mich, and a man walking down the street in Vicksburg, Mich. They were Chippewa Cherokee Indians.
The brothers then met annually to celebrate their birthday together, and to play their favorite game, chess.
Mr. Herron was a machine operator 15 years for the former Kaiser Jeep Corp., retiring in 1955.
Surviving are his daughter, Mrs. Peggie Wojtowciz, and sons, Edwin, Raymond and George Herron, and Leo Herron.