1865 - 1950 (85 years) Submit Photo / Document
||Annie Miles |
||15 Apr 1865
||Emporium, Cameron Co., PA
||Pct 1, Navarro Co., TX
||Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX
||1 Jul 1950
||Calvary Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, TX
- Mrs. Childress
Mrs. Annie Childress, 85, longtime Corsicana. resident, died late Saturday afternoon.
Funeral services were held Monday at 9 arn from the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial was in the Catholic cemetery. The rites were conducted by the Very Rev. Monsignor V. Graffeo. Born in Emporia, Pa., Mrs. Childress, came to Corsicana with her late husband J. T. Childress, 63 years ago. Surviving are two sons. Robert L. Childrcss, Corsicana, and William Fdward Childress, Ft. Worth; a grandson, James W. Childress, Fort Worth; two great-grandchildren; a nephew, Everett Smith, and a niece, Debbie Smith, both of Waco. Pallbearers were F. C. Paul, Lawrence Tilton, Harvey Redden, George Campbell, S. M. Moran, James W. Childress. Hugh Stewart and George Weinschel.
Corley Funeral Home directed.
Corsicana Daily Sun
July 3, 1950
- Cameron County
Created on March 29, 1860 from parts of Clinton, McKean, and Potter Counties and named
for U.S. Senator Simon Cameron. Emporium, the county seat, was incorporated as a borough on
October 13, 1864; its name is Latin for “market” or “trade center.”
The Sinnemahoning Creek and its tributaries dominate the area and the first settlers
recognized the destructiveness of flooding. Farming never developed; lumber has always shaped the
economy. Because of abundant stands of hemlock tanning developed. There was a serious flood in
1847, but the opening of the Philadelphia and Erie Railroad brought about the creation of the
county. Overwhelming floods occurred in October 1861 and in the spring of 1889, punctuated by
milder floods in 1865 and 1884. In 1884, a forest fire depleted much of the timber wealth.
Cameron had only a little oil, gas, and coal, but furniture and wood product industries arose. In the twentieth
century, the Sylvania Corporation, manufacturers of radio tubes and electrical products, was born in
Emporium. High quality flagstone has been quarried, and explosives were manufactured there in the
1930s. Emporium was an Underground Railroad station and for a time the home of the eccentric
Claflin sisters, spiritualists and friends of Horace Greeley. The Civil War Bucktails Regiment of
sharpshooters was raised there, and there are many legends about rattlesnakes and hunters’ exploits.
Movie cowboy actor Tom Mix was born on Mix Run. Over half the land is in state parks and game
lands; only 1 percent is farmed. Lumber is still a major product, and there is thriving activity in tool
and die works and pressed metals. 
||Extended Families of Childress
||8 Jun 2020 |
||James W Miles, b. 29 Jun 1835, Ireland , d. 8 Oct 1904, Waco, McLennan Co., TX (Age 69 years) |
||Rosa Murphy, b. 21 May 1841, Ireland , d. 29 Jul 1917, Home 1718 N 5th St - Waco, TX (Age 76 years) |
||James Thomas Childress, b. 8 May 1858, Daingerfield, TX , d. 23 May 1931, Corsicana, TX (Age 73 years) |
||4 Nov 1888
||McLennan Co., TX
| ||1. James Thomas Childress, II, b. 30 Aug 1889, Waxahachie, Ellis Co., TX , d. 9 Feb 1918, Family home, W 7th and South 12th, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX (Age 28 years)|
| ||2. William Edward Childress, b. 28 Nov 1890, d. 29 Jan 1969, Fort Worth, Tarrant County TX (Age 78 years)|
| ||3. Robert L Childress, b. 19 Aug 1893, Corsicana, TX , d. 14 Jul 1957, Corsicana, TX (Age 63 years)|
||8 Jun 2020 |
- [S2] Hudson Web Site, Jamie Hudson, Annie Miles (Reliability: 3), 17 Jun 2008.
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- [S146] Corsicana Daily Sun, 3 Jul 1950.
- [S802] http://www.phmc.state.pa.us.