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Buena Vista Freeman, 1852/3 - 1943, m. George Childers

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Charles C. Childers, 1888 - 1947

Posted: 1373042227000
Classification: Obituary
Thank you! I transcribed it for the benefit of Childers researchers using the search engine, and added some notes at the bottom.


The Herrin Daily Journal
Tuesday, July 22, 1947; p. 6

Charles Clinton Childers ("Fat") died today at 5:15 am in the Marion Veterans' Hospital. He was born Dec 18, 1888 in Herrin and spent his entire life here. He was the son of the late Mr. and Mrs. George Childers.

He is survived by the following brothers and sisters: A. N. Childers of Marion; Mrs. Gordon Phillips of Herrin; J. T. Childers of Johnston City; Mrs. Lex Martin of Herrin; Elmer O Childers of Toledo, O.; Mrs. Emma Tulaska [Puskala], Seaside, Oregon; and Don Childers of Herrin.

He was a veteran of World War I and served overseas nine months. He was discharged from Camp Taylor, Kentucky, July 1919.

His body is in the Storme Funeral Home, where services will be conducted Thursday at 2:30 pm. Rev. W. W. Childers will officiate and burial will be in the Herrin City Cemetery.

One brother, Gilly Childers, preceded him in death.


Notes from my research:

Charles' death record says his spouse was Ruby Childers, but that is the only mention of her I can find. He is living with his parents in 1900 and 1910, then with his widowed mother in 1920, 1930 and 1940.

Mr. and Mrs. George Childers = George W. Childers, Sep 1850 - ????, m. Buena Vista Freeman, 8 Jan 1855 - 15 Apr 1943. (I haven't found a death record for George; he is there in 1910, and Buena Vista says she is widowed in 1920.)

A. N. Childers = Aljenon / Algernon Childers, b. Aug 1871, m. Melissa Jane McCormick

Mrs. Gordon Phillips = Mertie Childers, b. 1880, m. William Gordon Phillips.

J. T. Childers = Jesse T. Childers, b. 30 Sep 1876, m. Flora Worsham.

Mrs. Lex Martin = Mae/May Childers, b. ~1882, m. Lex Martin.

Elmer O Childers = Elmer Alvin Childers, b. 24 Jan 1884, m. Lizzie Haligan.

Mrs. Emma Tulaska = Effie / Emma / Ethel Childers, b. 1892, m. Emil PUSKALA

Don Childers, b. 1893/94. (I haven't started looking into him yet.)

Gilly Childers = Gillie / Gilley / Gilly Mathew Childers, b. 1873, m. Emma L. Phillips.
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