Enterprise, Wallowa County, Oregon
Mrs. Childers Dies Of Consumption
Fight Against Disease Proves Fruitless – Left Three Small Children
Mrs. Earl Childers died early on the morning of Wednesday, October 23, at the family home in Enterprise. For three years she had been a sufferer from pulmonary tuberculosis. She made a brave fight against the dread disease but nothing could stay its progress. Late Tuesday she was seen to be growing faint and before the night had advanced far she lapsed into unconsciousness and life departed as she lay quietly as if sleeping.
Mrs. Childers was Edna Knapp the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Knapp of Leap. She was born in Union county and was 22 years old on February 2 of this year. When sixteen years old she married Mr. Childers March 14, 1906.
She went to the Oregon state tuberculosis sanatorium at Salem April 11 of this year, after she and her family had vainly sought to stop the advances of consumption. She believed she was improving, but this was a false hope, and she came back to Enterprise, October 5.
There are three children, Jimmie, five years old, is with his grandmother, Mrs. J. W. Childers, Clair, two, is with an aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Chapman, and Oma B., the one year old girl, is cared for by Mr. and Mrs. Albert Childers.
Two brothers, Guy and Bud, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hearing and Mrs. Hartley Whitmore, also survive their sister.
The funeral will be held this Thursday morning, probably at the Methodist church in this city, Rev. B.F. Meredith will conduct the services. Burial will be in the Enterprise cemetery.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday October 24, 1912, Front Page