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William Childs (1856–1928)

Mr. William Childs, an old resident of Glencoe, who died recently, was born at Balhannah 72 years ago. He received his education there and at Oakbank, and after leaving school assisted his father in farming operations for several years. Forty-seven years ago he married Miss Ann Chamberlain, of that district, and then went to live at Mount Mary, near Morgan, where he went in for farming. He experienced several years of dry weather, and, being forced off his block, returned to his old home and carried on as a market gardener. He was a well-known figure in the East-End Market for about 14 years, and then, when, Mr. George Riddoch started his dairy farms at Koorine, Mr. Childs sold out and went to the South-East. He carried on for a few years, but eventually sold his No. 3 block at Koorine and purchased a block near the original Glencoe homestead, and several other blocks later. Two years ago he was forced to give up work, and went to live with a daughter, Mrs. McCallum, of Tantanoola. He returned to Glencoe four or five months ago, but eventually went to live with a son at O. B. Flat, where he died. The following sons survive:—Messrs. Charles, Frank, and Henry Childs, Glencoe, and William Childs, O.B. Flat. The daughters are Mesdames. F. Besson, Meeyian, Victoria; E. G. Bonney, Glencoe; A. McCallum, Tantanoola: H. A. Blackmore, and R. Holloway, Glencoe. There are 25 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

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