John Samuel Childs

18 January 1890–2 November 1961 (Age 71)
Ambrosia, Mason, West Virginia, United States

The Life of John Samuel

When John Samuel Childs was born on 18 January 1890, in Ambrosia, Mason, West Virginia, United States, his father, Robert Dexter Childs, was 32 and his mother, Lillie Belle McGuffin, was 23. He married Madelyn Jessie Harrington in 1919, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States. He died on 2 November 1961, in Marshall, West Virginia, United States, at the age of 71.

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John Samuel Childs
Madelyn Jessie Harrington
Marriage: 1919

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    Madelyn Jessie Harrington


Marshall, West Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

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.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1909 · The NAACP is formed

Age 19

Organized as a civil rights organization, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is a bi-racial endeavor to advance justice for African Americans. It is one of the oldest civil rights organizations in the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from Child 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • John S Childs, "United States Census, 1940"
  • John S Childs, "United States Census, 1930"
  • John S Childs, "United States Census, 1920"

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