Mrs. Childers Is Called By Death
Mrs. Emma Childers, widow of the late James W. Childers, passed away Saturday evening, July 16, 1932, at the home of her son Earl Childers, east of Joseph.
She was taken ill with a heart affliction seven weeks ago and was confined to her bed since then. Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon in the Methodist church and burial was in the Enterprise cemetery. The pastor Rev. Hall K. Wallis, conducted the services.
Emma Tice was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Tice and was born in Salem, Jan. 12, 1854. Her mother was born in New Hampshire and crossed the plains with the Whitman party, and her father was born in New Jersey. She was married to James W. Childers at Weiser, Idaho, June 5, 1870.
They lived on a farm near Summerville until 1892 when they moved to a farm at Elgin, and then made their home in town until 1899, when they came to Wallowa county and settled on a farm on Trout Creek. That remained their home until Mr. Childers passed away, October 4, 1929, although they were away from it a few years.
Seven children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Childers. One passed away in infancy and six survive: Mrs. E. A. Breshears of San Jose, Calif.; Mrs. L. M. Carswell of San Francisco, Calif.; Mrs. Dora Becker of Portland; and William, Albert and Earl, and there are 22 grand children and 11 great grandchildren.
Mrs. Carswell arrived from San Francisco June 23 after driving from that city to Portland in two days, and she remained in constant attendance on her mother until the last. Four children were at Mrs. Childers bedside when she passed away, Mrs. Carswell and the three sons, William, Albert and Earl.
A native Oregonian, Mrs. Childers was of pioneer stock and had seen the west develop from a wilderness to its present condition.
Enterprise Record Chieftain, Thursday, July 21, 1932, Front Page