When Mary Emily Ellen Warford was born on 26 July 1871, in Sevier, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Warford, was 52 and her mother, Cornelia Ann McElroy, was 37. She married William Edward Childers on 26 December 1886, in Gillham, Sevier, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Jefferson Township, Sevier, Arkansas, United States in 1880 and Choctaw Nation Reservation, Pushmataha, Oklahoma, United States in 1900. She died on 15 June 1909, at the age of 37, and was buried in Howe, Le Flore, Oklahoma, United States.
English (Suffolk): habitational name possibly from Woodsford (Dorset) rather than from Warford (Cheshire). The placename probably derives from the Old English personal name Wīgheard (genitive Wīgheardes) + Old English ford ‘ford’.