William F. Childers

2 April 1876–9 December 1944 (Age 68)
Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States

The Life of William F.

When William F. Childers was born on 2 April 1876, in Summerville, Union, Oregon, United States, his father, James William Childers, was 27 and his mother, Emma (Emily) Jamina Tice, was 22. He married Cora May Morelock on 4 September 1898, in Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Enterprise, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1930 and Joseph Election Precinct 2, Wallowa, Oregon, United States in 1940. He died on 9 December 1944, in La Grande, Union, Oregon, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States.

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Family Time Line

William F. Childers
Cora May Morelock
Marriage: 4 September 1898
Ceanna Childers
Cecil Childers
Robert James Childers
Anna Lelah Childers

Spouse and Children

4 September 1898
Elgin, Union, Oregon, United States


    Ceanna Childers


    Cecil Childers


    Robert James Childers



Parents and Siblings



    Charles L. Childers



    Lillie M. Childers



    Dora E. Childers


+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 5

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries - 1885: Union, Oregon, United States
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 20

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English: probably a habitational name from some lost place named 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 ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Willie Childers in household of James W Childers, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Childers in household of Earl Childers, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Childers, "United States Census, 1940"

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