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CHILDERS, Richard E.


Source -- ? Date - Kingman Star

Richard Childers of Harveysburg was seriously injured in a RR crossing at Cates Thurs night and d. at the home of Cyrus McMasters about noon the following day. The accident occurred at the crossing East of the United Brethren Church. A long freight train had taken the siding there to allow another to pass but had failed to cut the crossing. Childers drove up too close to this train not noticing that he was left standing on the main track and directly in the path of the approaching train. He was taken to the home of a brother-in-law, Cyrus McMasters and Dr EE Johnson of Kingman was called but his injuries were beyond the reach of medical. assistant. M.C. leaves a wife and 4 children 3 girls and one boy. He was buried at Centennial Sunday afternnon May 1.


Source: Grace Newnum obituary book:

Richard E. Childers, son of Eliz. and Lee Childers was born in Wolf Co Ky Oct 14, 1879. He departed. this life April 29, 1927 at the age of 47 years 6 months and 15 days. When he was 9 his parents came to In and made their home near the Centennial. Ch. He was married to Bessie Smith Sept 15, 1908. To this union was b. 4 children: Donna, Lois, Ruby & Lee H. 14 years ago they moved to Harveysburg to which place he was brought after being struck by a fast freight train at Cats. His d. followed within a few hours. He leaves to mourn his d. his aged parents, his wife and children, namely, Mrs. Forrest Colestock of Hillsboro; Lois, Ruby and Lee H at home. There are also 3sisters and a brother, Mrs. Clifford Hutts of Yeddo Ind; William Simms Waveland In; Mrs. May Storms at home and John Childres of Hoopeston Il; one half brother John Gilly. Besides these one granddaughter, four nieces, five nephews and many friend and other relatives


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