Frank (Merrell) Childers, 65, 1808 Oak St., died in a local hospital this morning after a two months’ illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced later by Snodgrass Funeral home.
A railroad conductor, Childers was born at Summerville, July 11, 1888 and had been a resident of Union county all his life. He was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad trainmen, and a World War I veteran.
He is survived by two sisters, Della Wagner and Olive Childers, both of La Grande, a niece, Mrs. Adla Rose Edwards, Los Angeles; and other relatives.
La Grande Observer
Thursday, August 16, 1953