|Birth: ||Jun. 7, 1897|
|Death: ||Oct. 11, 1993|
Emma was the daughter of John C. & Mary Lela (Moxley) Hamilton. She married Leonard Wilson Miller on Jan. 26, 1919. Their children were: Mary Lou, Kathleen, & Lee.
When Leonard died on Sept. 3, 1926, Emma moved into the home with her mother and step-father, Mary Lela and Charles W. Smith. She and the children lived there until the fall of 1933, when Emma married Ben Butler Childers and they moved to north Texas.
First they lived at Leonard and share-cropped for Wes Suderth of Leonard, TX. The next fall they moved to Celeste and share-cropped for Mr. Hensley. They lived there till 1941 when they moved back to Utica, OK.
Mary Lou graduated from High School at Celeste. R.J. dropped out of school and went to the CC Camp. In 1941 R.J. went into the army and went directly to the Philippines where he was captured by the Japanese and spent the war in a Japanese prison camp. He returned to Bryan county after the war ended, took his high school equivalency test, and went to Southeastern College to receive his BS degree.
Posted on Rootsweb by Hall Hix in 2004.
Emma & Ben, a retired farmer & stockman, were living at 1531 W. Arkansas in Durant, OK when he was admitted to Sherman Community Hospital in Sherman, Grayson Co, TX. He died at 5:45 p.m. on Feb. 26, 1963, from Acute Cardiac Failure. He had lived 78 years. Emma was the informant on his death certificate. Dr. E.F. Etler was his physician. He was buried on Feb. 28.
Emma was buried beside her beloved husband, Leonard, under the name Miller.
John C Hamilton (1858 - 1897)
Mary Lela Moxley Smith (1876 - 1961)
Leonard Wilson Miller (1896 - 1926)
Ben Butler Childers (1884 - 1963)
Tom Hamilton (1887 - 1935)**
Minnie Hamilton (1893 - 1984)*
Mable Hamilton Garner (1895 - 1976)*
Emma Josephine Hamilton Childers (1897 - 1993)
Plot: Section 1 (beginning East side of Cemtery, South to North, Row 3
Created by: Virginia Brown
Record added: Apr 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 67825474