Maxine Crowell Leonard's CONGER FAMILY OF AMERICA II: pgs 152 & 208
From pg 152 "Herman adopted Russell's son David b. 1929 so it appears the mother died about that time."
Doug Schueths points out that the above is in errror as on pg 208 Maxine states:
"Herman was adopted by an uncle."
Herman was born abt 1932
Died of Breast Cancer