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Herrick, Judge Charles Ernest (1886- 1947)


Posted By: Ken Akers (email)
Date: 2/19/2018 at 10:31:42

The Steamboat Pilot (CO)
July 11, 1940
Some People Of Our Town
(photo of Charles E. Herrick)


Chas. E. Herrick is a native of the state of Iowa; he was born on a farm three miles from Exira, where he grew to young manhood, attending the local high school.

He attended the University of Iowa at Iowa City, where he worked for his education, washing dishes, scrubbing floors and waiting tables at a public restaurant. In the latter part of his college life he became undergraduate assistant in the English department as another means of promoting his income.

He was graduated in the spring of 1910 with the right to add the letters L. L. B . and B. A. after his name. Not content with this he returned to the university in 1925 and received the J. D. degrees.

Immediately following his graduation in 1910 he left for the west. As he puts it he was looking for a new country to grow up in. He came to Craig, filed on a homestead in the Bellrock section and established his residence that winter, The following spring he went out on a government survey party that was establishing section corners in Moffat county.

He worked on this party for two years and in the fall of 1912 was elected to the office of county judge without making a campaign.

In the year 1916 he made the race for a second term as county judge and was again elected. Four years later he hung out his shingle for the practice of law in Craig and well remem(b)mers the depression that hit the country at that time.

He was elected to the office of judge of the district court in the 13th judicial district in the fall of 1922 and, as each term expired has been elected to succeed himself in this office; he is now serving the district for the eighteenth year . Judge Herrick's hobby is ranching and livestock. Having been raised on a farm he declares that it is impossible to get too far away from the land. He recently improved a herd of Hereford cattle which he has sold and is now planning to get into the purebred Hereford business in the near future. His ranch southwest of Craig includes a mile and one-half of good river bottom land which he is improving and putting into hay crops for winter feed.

Other hobbies include raising fine flower specimens at his Craig home and an annual hunting trip into the wilds of Western Moffat county each fall from which he usually returns with a fine buck as legal evidence of his prowess with the rifle. --Craig Empire-Courier.

Note: Parents of Charles Ernest Herrick were Julius Earl "Boy" Herrick and Jessie Louise Wilcutt. Charles was married to Catherine F. (Finley) Woolly

Steamboat Pilot, July 11, 1940

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