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William Lafayette Childers
Birth: May 20, 1855
Prairie County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Mar. 3, 1915
Prairie County
Arkansas, USA

Husband of Sarah Lee Turner Childers, whom he married November 29, 1877 in Prairie County Arkansas.

Father of Jenorah Childers DeVore, DArcy Childers, Ora Alma Childers, William Franklin Childers, Clinton Elbert Childers, Luther Lee Childers, Clara Irean Childers Ingram Grady and Addie Mae Childers Kirkpatrick.

Son of George Childers and Nancy Jane Ardery Childers Golding.

Died of injuries sustained in a fall from his horse which had been spooked by an automobile. Article found in the White River Journal, dated 3 March 1915:

"One of the saddest incidents that ever occurred in Des Arc happened Wednesday evening about 4:30 when Mr. W.L. Childers, who was attending circuit court, now in session, as a petit juror, had started home. He had just started up the street when Sheriff Harris going the same way in his auto ran along and up behind Mr. Childers, whose horse scared, shied and fell throwing (him) and causing instant death. Mr. Childers was picked up and hurried to Dr. Gilliam's drug store, a distance of two blocks, and Drs. Crow and Gipson all made an examination and pronounced life extinct. It was thought that probably he was stricken with heart failure of which he frequently suffered; that fearing the horse, which had shyed at the car, so excited him caused his death. Mr. Childers was one of Prairie County's best citizens and was in his 60th year. He had reared a large family and resided with them on his farm seven miles from Des Arc." 
 
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 Spouse:
  Sarah Lee Turner Childers (1862 - 1949)*
 
 Children:
  Jenorah Childers DeVore (1879 - 1950)*
  D'Arcy Childers (1884 - 1886)*
  Ora Alma Childers (1888 - 1892)*
  William Franklin Childers (1890 - 1892)*
  Clinton Elbert Childers (1893 - 1957)*
  Clara Irene Childers Ingram Grady (1897 - 1983)*
  Addie Mae Childers Kirkpatrick (1899 - 1980)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
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Burial:
McBee Cemetery
Des Arc
Prairie County
Arkansas, USA
 
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Record added: Feb 26, 2006
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