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Ellis Buffentan Childers
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Birth: Jan. 10, 1866
Fort Gibson
Muskogee County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Feb. 21, 1930
Oklahoma, USA

Ellis was the son of Napoleon Bonapart and Sophia (Milford)or (Medford) Childers. Napoleon served as District Judge of the Creek Nation for 16 years. Siblings of Ellis were: Anderson John Childers, Coolie Van Childers, and James Eugene Childers.

In 1877 Ellis attended Tullahassee Mission School, and from 1880-1884 was in Pennsylvania at the Carlisle Government School and Lincoln University. He returned to Wagoner, Indian Territory and married Fannie Lee Davis.

Children with Fannie: Walter A.Childers, Irene Childers,Fannie Lee, and Viola.

Ellis owned cattle, "Childers-Wilson Pasture Co.," and later studied and was admitted to the bar in 1887. His law firm: Childers & Mingo. He became a member of and was Speaker of the House of Warriors (Creek Nation) in 1887 and served two terms. His Creek Roll # 3741.

After his wife Fannie died, he married Lucy Mosely in 1896. He later married Tennie Windom Starks. Their children: Clarence A.(b 10 Jul 1912); Anderson John (b 13 Jun 1915); Ernest (b 1 Feb 1918); Ellis Buffington (b 15 Aug 1921); and Burns Owen (b 17 Mar 1923). His son Ernest Childers won the Congressional Medal of Honor for his brave acts in World War II while serving in Italy. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Napoleon Bonaparte Childers (1844 - 1910)
 
 Spouses:
  Fannie Lee Davis Childers (1869 - 1896)
  Tennie Windom Starks Childers (1883 - 1937)*
 
 Children:
  Wesley Robert Childers (1887 - 1988)*
  Walter A. Childers (1888 - 1963)*
  Irene Childers Starks (1890 - 1975)*
  Viola Childers (1895 - 1895)*
  Fannie Lee Childers (1896 - 1896)*
  Ellis Buffington Childers (1921 - 1989)*
 
 Siblings:
  Ellis Buffentan Childers (1866 - 1930)
  Anderson John Childers (1870 - 1949)*
  Cooie Van Hawlin Childers (1871 - 1907)*
  James E. Childers (1875 - 1952)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Springtown Cemetery
New Tulsa
Wagoner County
Oklahoma, USA
Plot: Buried with Tennie Childers
 
Maintained by: Carol Heath
Originally Created by: Norton
Record added: May 17, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 10982687
Ellis Buffentan Childers
Added by: Norton
 
Ellis Buffentan Childers
Added by: Norton
 
Ellis Buffentan Childers
Added by: Norton
 
 
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- Jane Turton
 Added: Apr. 19, 2013

- Beverly Oxford-Maner
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- Carol Heath
 Added: Jul. 15, 2010
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