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Re: oliver childers
Posted by: Annie Carlile (ID *****3078) Date: April 27, 2012 at 17:56:28
In Reply to: oliver childers by mary lane newton of 3972

Hi. I'm not related to this family. This may be Oliver & son Levi in the 1880 Census:

1880 United States Federal Census about Levi G. Childers
Name:        Levi G. Childers
Age:        6
Birth Year:        abt 1874
Birthplace:        California
Home in 1880:        Aulerry Valley, Fresno, California
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Son
Marital Status:        Single
Father's Name:        Oliver Childers
Father's Birthplace:        Indiana
Mother's Name:        Louisa Childers
Mother's Birthplace:        Illinois
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Oliver Childers        49 b. 1831 IN, fath b. KY, moth b. SC; farmer
Louisa Childers        49 -wife- b. 1831 Ill, parents b. KY
Richard Childers        32 -son- b. 1848 TX
William Childers        31 -son- b. 1849 CA
Sarah Childers         18 -dau- b. 1862 CA
Izilla Childers        16 -dau- b. 1864 CA
Charles L. Childers        14 -son- b. 1866 CA
Cora Childers         12 -dau- b. 1868 CA
Marion Childers        10 -son- b. 1870 CA
Levi G. Childers        6 -son- b. 1874 CA **

Here is a death record for Levi:

California Death Index, 1940-1997 about Levi Gilmore Childers
Name:        Levi Gilmore Childers
Social Security #: 0
Sex:        Male
Birth Date:        25 May 1873
Birthplace:        California
Death Date:        16 Aug 1943
Death Place:        Fresno
Mother's Maiden Name:        Lee
Father's Surname: Childers

Here is a possible marriage for Oliver:

Illinois Marriages, 1851-1900 about Oliver Childers
Name:        Oliver Childers
Gender:        Male
Spouse Name:        Louisa Lee
Marriage Date:        Mar 11, 1852
Marriage County:        Clark
Comments:        This record can be found at the County Court Records, Film # 1306059 - 1306062.

Here is the couple in 1900:

1900 United States Federal Census about Oliver Childers
Name:        Oliver Childers
Age:        67
Birth Date:        Sep 1832
Birthplace:        Illinois
Home in 1900:        Township 10, Fresno, California
Race:        White
Gender:        Male
Relation to Head of House:        Head
Marital Status:        Married
Spouse's Name:        Louisa Childers
Marriage Year:        1852
Years Married:        48
Father's Birthplace:        North Carolina
Mother's Birthplace:        North Carolina
Household Members:        
Name        Age
Oliver Childers 67 b. Sep 1832 Ill, parents b. NC; miner
Louisa Childers 68 -wife- b. May 1832 Ill, par b. KY; nmarried 48 years; 10 children/9 surviving

Next door may be Oliver's brother, or a close relative:

Abraham Childers 70 b. Apr 1830 NC, par b. NC
Bird Childers 60 -wife- b. May 1840 CA, par b. CA; married 30 years; 0 children

The California Voter Registers has Oliver listed as born in Indiana.

I found a small obituary for Oliver:
September 19, 1902
Location: California
Paper: Evening News
Article type: Historical Obituary- AGED PIONEER DIES - Oliver Childers, a pioneer settler of this State and the father of Oliver Childers, a pioneer settler of.. died at his home in Fresno on Thursday. The deceased was a native of Indiana and was 73 years old.        

Here is an excerpt from the "History of Fresno County" by Paul E. Vandor which mentions Oliver-
"In October of this same year the young couple journeyed to Fresno County, seeking a place to locate and establish a home. On October 23, 1860, after driving the team all day, Mrs. Phillips had become very tired and said : "This is as far as I am going," and that sentence was the determining
act in fixing upon the place of their settlement, for at the time of writing this sketch, over fifty-eight years afterwards, this happy couple are still living in the same place. Mr. Phillips' initial purchase of land was eighty
acres from Oliver Childers, which is part of the present Woodlawn Ranch,the Phillips' home place, and was the nucleus of his later extensive land-holdings."

Sorry I couldn't find anything more on him. Annie

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