When Dessie Elizabeth Childers was born on 23 November 1888, in Ripley, Tippah, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Arthur Childers, was 45 and her mother, Virginia Elizabeth Conner Pool, was 32. She married John William Golightly on 21 January 1909, in Ripley, Tippah, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Rural, Waupaca, Wisconsin, United States in 1935 and Beat 3, Tate, Mississippi, United States in 1940. She died on 20 September 1966, in Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Coldwater, Tate, Mississippi, United States.
English: probably a habitational name from some lost place called Childerhouse, from Old English cildra, genitive plural of cild ‘child’ + hūs ‘house’. This may have referred to some form of orphanage perhaps run by a religious order, or perhaps the first element is to be understood in its later sense as a term of status (see Child ).
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LETTERS WRITTEN BY DESSIE CHILDERS GOLIGHTLY Partial letter written by Dessie Childers Golightly - no date . . . would be pretty a few days - I have some clothes in soaking to wash tomorrow -started …
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