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George Washington Childress, Jr
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Birth: Jun. 19, 1919
Wynnewood
Garvin County
Oklahoma, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1991
Tuolumne
Tuolumne County
California, USA

George was the son of George Washington Childress, Sr. and Gertrude Augusta Womack. He was the younger brother of Evie, Gordon, Scott and Josephine.

On December 31, 1918, George's father passed away. Gertrude was left pregnant with George and four other children to raise. That left her with the only reasonable option of moving back to Carr Avenue, Walker, Garvin County, Oklahoma to live with her parents, Mancell and Josephine Womack.

From that time on, life was difficult for Gertrude and her children. Although she had a newborn baby George she had to work as a farm laborer along with her children, Evie and Gordon. Instead of going to school, the children had to work.

Eventually the family lived at Middleburg in Grady County, Oklahoma where they rented and worked a farm. George and Josephine were allowed to attend school, and George completed high school.

George married and lived in Alameda County, California. His line of work was plumber, gas fitter and steam fitter.

However, he was called to duty for World War II. On October 18, 1944, George traveled across the bay to San Francisco and registered. He served as an Army Private.
 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Genevieve Maude Remington Childress (1922 - 1997)
 
Inscription:
US Army
WWII
 
Burial:
Columbia Public Cemetery
Columbia
Tuolumne County
California, USA
Plot: Pg 1, Sp 4, Plot 20
 
Created by: Mohr Historical Research...
Record added: May 21, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 52694463
George Washington Childress, Jr
Added by: Mohr Historical Researcher
 
George Washington Childress, Jr
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Thank you, George, for answering the call when your country needed you.
- Mohr Historical Researcher
 Added: Oct. 9, 2011
 
 
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