Elizabeth Ellen Childs

3 January 1891–14 February 1962 (Age 71)
Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ellen

When Elizabeth Ellen Childs was born on 3 January 1891, in Fontanelle, Adair, Iowa, United States, her father, Alfred Eugene Childs, was 33 and her mother, Clara Lydia Slocum, was 36. She married Charles Francis Hellin on 23 December 1912, in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. She lived in Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States for about 15 years and Long Beach, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930. She died on 14 February 1962, in Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Charles Francis Hellin
Elizabeth Ellen Childs
Marriage: 23 December 1912
Floyanna Hellin
Mary Elizabeth Hellin

Spouse and Children

23 December 1912
Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, United States


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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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.
1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

Age 15

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.
1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 19

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth E Childs, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Elizabeth Hellin in household of Charles F Hellin, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Elizabeth E Childs in household of Alfred E Childs, "United States Census, 1900"

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