|Birth: ||Oct. 18, 1889|
|Death: ||Apr. 26, 1892|
Arlo Childs, died at Wayne yesterday morning of membranous croup; he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Nat Childs and was born at Wakefield, October 1889, when his parents were residents of this place. The funeral was from the Presbyterian church, Wakefield, yesterday afternoon at 4 p.m. and the remains were laid to rest in the village cemetery by the side of those of a little girl who has gone before. The funeral discourse wwas preached by Rev. Pearson, and the services were attended by many sympathizing friends and neighbors.
[Section of undated article probably clipped from the April 25, 1892, Wakefield (Neb.) Republican]
Death of Little Arlo Childs
The angel of death hovered over the heretofore happy home of Nat Childs on Tuesday morning, and when he departed, took with him the spirit of litle ARLO, the only son, the idol of his parents, the pet of his sister, and on whom the heartstrings of all seemed centered. He was only taken sick on Friday, apparently with a bad cold, but which developed into membranous croup, and although the little fellow made a heroic fight for life, it was all in vain, and he died on Tuesday, April 26th, in the arms of his devoted mother. Little Arlo was born at Wakefield, Oct. 18, 1889. A short funeral service was held at the house Wednesday afternoon by Rev. A. F. Ernst, and the remains were taken to Wakefield for internment. Loving hands literally covered the little casket with flowers, artistically designed and arranged. The sympathy of all their many friends will be with Mr. Childs and his family in the sad bereavement which has come to them like a thunderbolt from the sky.
Card of Thanks.
To our friends and neighbors who materially lightened the burden of our sorrows by their generous aid and kindly sympathy during the illness and death of our darling Arlo, we return our heartfelt thanks, assuring them that we shall ever hold them in grateful remembrance.
Nat Childs and Family.
[Undated newspaper obituary, possibly from the Wakefield (Neb.) Republic or the Wayne (Neb.) Herald, circa days after April 26, 1892]
Wakefield Cemetery records state date of death was October 19, 1893, age 3 years, 3 months.
Grave is unmarked, located next to grave of Allie Blanche Childs.
Thanks to Brad Kellogg for generously providing information from Wakefield Cemetery records.
Nathaniel B. Childs (1848 - 1913)
Elizabeth Johnson Price Childs (1850 - 1934)
Mildred E. Childs Peters (1872 - 1947)*
Iola A. Childs Bishop (1875 - 1948)*
Ora Ella Childs (1878 - 1958)*
Allie Blanche Childs (1883 - 1885)*
Arlo Bernard Childs (1889 - 1892)
Plot: Section 1, Block 28, Row 5 East
Created by: Eric Larson
Record added: Sep 10, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 41810555
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