La Grande, Union County, Oregon
Pioneer Citizen and Ex-Official Dead
Illness of Several Months’ Duration Comes To Sudden End
After a prolonged illness of many months, but just after a very noticeable improvement which permitted the patient to play his violin a few days ago, and to dress and go to his supper last night, death this morning at 4:15 ended the life of Frank P. Childers. Bright’s Disease has held him a victim for months but of late he has shown some improvement.
Frank Childers was 56 years of age, August 15th. When he was 18 years of age he was married into the pioneer Baker family and his widow survives.
Mr. Childers was himself a pioneer for he came across the plains with his parents in 1865 and lived in this county continuously. He was city marshal of La Grande for five years, and was sheriff for six. He was a member of the Odd Fellows for a period of 27 years and was also a member of the Woodmen of the World and the Elks.
He was the youngest of a large family of boys, those still living being Cyrus of Arizona, John of California, James of Enterprise, and George of La Grande. He is survived by his widow and several children who are Mrs. C. A. Wagner of Lewiston, Miss Olive Childers, La Grande, Wallace of Portland, and Merrill of La Grande, one grandchild, Adlarose.
The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the Methodist church under auspices of the Methodist church under auspices of the Odd Fellows and Elks. The body will lie in state from 12 to 2:30 at the church. The funeral arrangements are being supervised by J. C. Henry, undertaker in charge.
La Grande Evening Observer
Saturday, February 27, 1915