La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Ethel Lydia Childers, 97, of 91 Aries Lane, La Grande passed away Thursday, October 12 at the La Grande Nursing Center where she had lived for the past two and one-half years.
She was born February 28, 1881 at Exeter, Nebr. to Lewis E. and Elizabeth C. Ryder. The family came west on the emigrant train in the early 1890’s, settling in the Grande Ronde Valley where Ethel lived most of her life with the exception of a few years spent in Wallowa County.
She married Milton M. Bennett on December 6, 1899 at Elgin and later married William Childers, September 5, 1925 in La Grande.
Wallowa County Chieftain
Thursday, October 26, 1978