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Guy Truman Childs
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Birth: Nov. 16, 1887
Harrison County
Iowa, USA
Death: May 23, 1963
Grand Rapids
Itasca County
Minnesota, USA

GUY TRUMAN CHILDS 75, was born on his parent's farm near Logan, Harrison County, IA Nov. 18, 1887. Reared in Fedora, Miner County, SD, the 5th child of Joseph L. Childs and Blanche Clementina "Tina" Peckinpaugh. Besides farming, father, Joseph, ran the Post Office and his mother, was the Post Mistress. His sister, Florence, delivered the rural mail via pony express.

Guy was living in Hermosa, Custer County, SD at the time he married( May 24, 1910) May Barbara Steiber in Mitchell, Divison County, South Dakota. May was the daughter of Caroline Reierson Houge and Reinhard Philip Steiber of Miner County, SD. Both Guy and May grew up on neighboring farms in Miner County.

After his marriage, Guy farmed near Fedora, SD on the Joseph L. Childs homestead where his first three children were born: Esther, Delbert and Evelyn Childs. Then the family moved to a farm south of Woodworth, ND where the family lived near Chase Lake National Wildlife Refuge (for pelicans). After a year the family moved to east central Minnesota where Guy began working as a Miner on the Cuyuna (iron ore) Range in Crow Wing County, MN. the family lived in several mining communities including: Trommald, Deerwood, Crosby, and Ironton,MN. This proved to be dangerous work and Guy's father-in-law, Reinhard Philip Steiber urged him to change jobs.

In 1922 he moved his family of five children to Grand Rapids, MN where Guy worked for the Blandin Paper Company. His job was to add the right amount of dye to the huge vats of pulp before it was made into paper. He was a member of the Quarter-Century Club of the Blandin Paper Company.

When Guy retired, his hobbies included fishing, rock collecting/ polishing and gardening. He died in Grand Rapids, MN of a bowel obstruction on May 15,1963.

Survivors include his wife, May Barbara; three daughters: Esther Childs (Ralph) Rowe of Fargo, ND, Evelyn Childs (John) Long, Chicago, IL; Florence Childs (David) Browne of Cleveland, OH; two sons who were WWII veterans: Wilbur and Delbert (Kathryn) Childs of Grand Rapids, MN. Two sisters: Mrs. Florence (Guy) Gordon, Tacoma, WA, Mrs. Luella (A.K.) Lambert, San Jose, CA; Two brothers, Esley C. Childs, Upton, WY and Issac "Lidge" Childs, Coolidge, AZ.
8 Grandchildren: Grace, Evelyn, Florence, David and James Rowe; Patricia, Marilyn and Nancy Browne.

Family links: 
  Joseph L. Childs (1854 - 1933)
  Blanche Clementine Peckenpaugh Childs (1857 - 1922)
  May Barbara Steiber Childs (1887 - 1969)*
  Esther May Childs Rowe (1911 - 2000)*
  Delbert Guy Childs (1912 - 2002)*
  Evelyn Louise Childs Long (1913 - 1991)*
  Wilbur Truman Childs (1916 - 1969)*
  Florence Luella Childs Browne (1918 - 1993)*
  Ira Bell Childs (1879 - 1932)*
  Isaac Elijah Childs (1881 - 1970)*
  Luella Mildred Childs Lambert (1882 - 1967)*
  Joseph R. Childs (1887 - 1887)*
  Guy Truman Childs (1887 - 1963)
  Clifford Ernest Childs (1890 - 1968)*
  Florence V Childs Gordon (1894 - 1977)*
*Calculated relationship
Note: Husband of May Barbara Steiber Childs; father of Esther, Delbert, Evelyn, Wilbur, & Florence Childs; Son of Joseph Childs & Blanche Clementina Peckenpaugh
Itasca Calvary Cemetery
Grand Rapids
Itasca County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: IE 02 23
Created by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Record added: Sep 03, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 29540799
Guy Truman Childs
Added by: Evelyn Rowe Nelson
Guy Truman Childs
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Guy Truman Childs
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