The Southwestern Historical Quarterly, Volume 57, July 1953 - April, 1954 Page: 284
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284 Southwestern Historical Quarterly
In spite of his advanced age Dr. Herff retained to the end a clear-
ness of mind and intense interest in the affairs of the world. And he
was not afraid to die, rather he welcomed it as a time when he would
be reunited with the noble woman who was the companion of his
youth and of his manhood. As a trained physician he knew that he
was at the threshhold of death Friday night, and calling his five living
sons, with their wives and grandchildren to his bedside, he called
each by name, kissed their hands and bid them an affectionate adieu.
Then lying back on his bed sank into a quiet sleep from which he
never awakened on this earth.
Thus Dr. Ferdinand Herff passed to his eternal reward-an
eminent physician and surgeon; a distinguished citizen; an ideal
husband, father, and benefactor; a courageous pioneer; one of
our truly great Texans.
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