Memorial Service Narrator

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Memorial Service Narrator 
TALENT SPEC: Male narrator voice. Age 40-60.

This video is being created for use at a memorial service for the passing of a loved one. Use is non-broadcast, at the service only. The service is being held in the Cannonsburg area, which is south of Pittsburgh, PA. We've been asked to help make this memorial video wonderful (as we work in the ad industry) so I realize this is an unusual request, but we are thankful for your consideration. The payment is $300.

The following is meant to be a narration of a video that maps one family’s heritage. The video will be made from a series of photographs. (Think “Ken Burns documentary.”) The voice shouldn’t have a specific accent. There is no set time limit, but because the script is so long, the talent should maintain a pace throughout the read but not sound rushed by any means.

For reference, “Herron” is pronounced as the bird heron and “Clokey” is cloak -e.

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2017-04-15 13:00:09 GMT
2017-04-18 12:00:00 (GMT -05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) 
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The Voice Actor should be located in:
Fixed - USD 300
Others (on-camera, infomercials, live announcers, spokespersons)
English - USA and Canada
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Middle Age Male OR Senior Male
• Audio files must be delivered via email OR
• Audio files must be delivered via FTP/Dropbox/Google Drive/cloud
There are no special pre-, post-, or production requirements for this project.
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This is a non-union project

Script Details

James Herron, son of Charles and Anna Herron was born in County Tyrone, Ireland in the year 1755. He came to America with his parents and 3 other siblings prior to 1774. James, like his father Charles Herron served in the 6th Battalion Lancaster County Militia, War of the Revolution.

James Herron married Rachel Reed also of Lancaster County and had 10 children, Pertinent to our immediate family histories are 2 of their sons, James and Joseph. The 2 family lines of brothers James and Joseph Herron were joined through the marriage of cousins in 1860.

Joseph Herron was born in Washington County in 1797. He married Margaret Hastings of Somerset Township. They had 8 children including a daughter Elizabeth Margaret Herron born in 1842 who married her 1st cousin John B. Herron, also my ancestor.

James Herron was also born in Washington County in 1791 and married Sarah Clokey in 1819. Their farm was located near the present town of Ellsworth, Washington County and the old stone house is still standing. They later moved to a farm near Eighty Four. Both James Herron and his wife Sarah Clokey Herron died on that farm. Their youngest son John B. married his cousin Elizabeth Herron.

As Jane B. Herron has so eloquently described for us we know ancestors James and Sarah Clokey Herron had 6 children. Their youngest son, John B. Herron was the great grandfather of Dr. James T. Herron, Jr, for whom we are now gathered here today to honor.

John B. Herron was born in 1835. He assumed the “B.” as his middle initial to avoid confusion with another John Herron. He married his cousin Elizabeth Margaret Herron in 1860. It was sometime in the 1870’s that he constructed a covered bridge across Chartier’s creek. In 1880 they moved to the Joshua Wright farm near Venetia. He and Elizabeth had 10 children, the youngest being Moore Bryant Herron, born in 1883 at the farm in Venetia.

Moore Herron attended California Normal and taught for a few years at the Herron School. In 1909 he entered the University of Pennsylvania to study Veterinary Medicine and graduated in 1912. He bought a veterinary practice and married Olive Davis of Pittsburgh. Their only child, a son; James T. Herron Sr. was born at the Pike Street home. In 1924 Moore Herron was elected to Canonsburg Council. The family moved to South Central Avenue in Canonsburg where he continued his Veterinary Medicine practice. His only son James entered Veterinary School also at the University of Pennsylvania, graduating in 1939 and joining his father in practice in 1940.

James T. Herron, Sr. married Francis Cowan. They had 2 sons, James T. Herron, Jr. (for whom we are now gathered) and John M. Herron. James T. Jr. became the 3rd generation Herron to study Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, joining his father in practice. James T. Herron, Jr. did not have any children. John M. Herron of Pittsburgh, married and has one son, John Charles Herron and grandson Zachery Herron. As of 2017 our families have now lived in this country nearly 300 years.

The Herron family history is interwoven with Canonsburg and Washington County histories. Olive Herron, Jim’s grandmother spent over 40 years researching the Herron family history. James T. Herron, Sr. continued the research over the next several decades and was the founder of the Jefferson College Historical Society. James T. Herron, Jr. continued the research to record both family and Canonsburg histories as the editor and principal contributor of the Jefferson College Times. 
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