Biography of Wilber J. Childs

Childs, Wilber J., p. o. Pembroke, N. Y., was born in the township of Pembroke, N. Y., June 1, 1842, was educated in the common schools and his early life was spent in farming. For the past thirteen years he has been a general merchant in Pembroke. In 1892 he was appointed postmaster by the Cleveland administration, having been deputy postmaster for several years before. April 16, 1884, he married Lizzie L. Litt of Pembroke, and they have one son, Lawrence Litt, born October 6, 1894. Mr. Childs's father, William Childs, was born in Connecticut in 1781 and was a farmer. He married Sarah Whiting of his native place, who bore him eight children: Zulyman, Amelia, Emily, Eliza, and in 1815 the family came to Batavia, where were born Lucy A.. Sarah J., Mary E. and Wilber J. Mr. Childs died in 1863 and his widow in 1874. Henry Childs, grandfather of Wilber J., was born in Connecticut and was pronhinent in educational affairs, having taught school many years. Mrs. Childs's father, John Litt, was born in Germany, April 8, 1808, where he was educated. He married Clara Young of his native place, who was born in 1812; they had four children: Julia L., Clara, Conrad and Lizzie L., all born in Germany except Mrs. Childs. Julia L. married Dan Dean of Pembroke. Clara married Frederick Senu of Pembroke; they had five children: Julia, Clara, Henry, Martha and John. Mrs. Senn died September 6, 1873. Conrad was a soldier in Co. C., 100th N. Y. Infantry, and was killed at Fort Wagner in 1863. Mr. Litt died January 22, 1879, and his wife October 10, 1873. Mr. and Mrs. Childs are members of the Christian Church, of which he is one of the elders and Sunday school superintendent.

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Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890



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