Mrs. L. B.Childs of one and one-half miles south west of Hutchinson, passed away last night at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ed. J. Canatsey, 212 Fifth Avenue East. Mrs. Childs underwent an operation three weeks ago, and since which she had been cared for at her daughter's home, where her husband and son have been with her constantly. She was 70 years of age, having been born Oct. 9, 1842 in Mercer County, Illinois, where she grew to womanhood.
She was married to Lansing B. Childs, June 2, 1861. Three children blessed this union, Stephen, who died 14 years ago, Norman L., who with his family lives on his farm adjoining his father's home, one and one-half miles south west of this city, and the only daughter, Mrs. Eva Canatsey. The latter has been with her mother constantly from the beginning of her illness and everything that love could do has been done. Mrs. Childs was a home woman and her life was given to helping others as she could from her own home.
She was ready and glad to go, her only regret was leaving the husband of her youth with whom she had spent 51 happy years. She made all the plans for her funeral and passed peacefully away surrounded by her loved ones, just as she wished the end might be. Her faith in God's wisdom and mercy sustained her to the end. The funeral was held at 3:30 this afternoon from the home of her daughter, Rev. W. B. Stevens of South Hutchinson M. E. Church officiating. Mr. Childs and family have the sympathy of many friends in this great sorrow.
September 20, 1912
Submitted by Kathleen Dankanyin