I had the marriage record for Gillie Mathews Childers, but not the draft record. Thank you. Perry County, Missouri is roughly 80 miles from Williamson County. Son Paul Cecil's death record says his mom, Laura Phillips, was born in Randolph County, so it is possible they met in Illinois and she happened to be living in Missouri. In any event, they came back to Williamson County:
1910, Herrin Ward 2, Williamson, Illinois
Childers, Gilley, head, 40, Ill, Ill, Ill, coal miner
Childers, Lany, wife, 27, Ill, Ill, Ill
Childers, Brocky, son, 8, Ill, Ill, Ill
Childers, Elsie, dau, 6, Ill, Ill, Ill
Childers, Beron, son, 2, Ill, Ill, Ill
They have been married for 10 years.
She has borne 4, but only 3 survive.
I had Elmer's marriage to Lizzie Haligan, but not his middle name or exact birth date. Thank you for that, too.
"Beurcavista" in A.N.'s marriage record would be "Buena Vista" if the "rc" was really an "n" and there was a space
in it. I think if my parents saddled me with "Algernon", I'd go by my initials too. "Algernon" is the only male name I can think of that is close to what he was in 1880, "Aljenon", but my knowledge of all those minor characters in the old testament is skimpy. On another line I have two men named "Asahel", after one of King David's second cousins. I just hope they got their growth early.
I had Jesse and Flora from Find-a-Grave.
If the Charles C in Herrin cemetery died 22 Jul 1947 and his wife is Ruby, he is a bit of a mystery. He's single and living with his parents in 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 and 1940. (Just his mother from 1920 on.)
He is born Sep 1887 on the 1900, and within a year or two of 1887 on every other census, but his death certificate says he was born 18 Dec 1898. It also has
Father: George Childers, b. Illinois
Mother: Beauny Freeman, b. Tennessee
so I know that's the right Charles.
Again, my thanks.