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7.2 Goldie Zeona  CHILDRESS

7.2 Goldie Zeona CHILDRESS

Female 1904 - 1959  (55 years)

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  • Name Goldie Zeona CHILDRESS  [1, 2
    Title 7.2 
    Alt. birth date 4 Jan 1903  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Marriage record for Parker-Childers marriage 
    Born 4 Jan 1904  Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    • Goldie gives her birth date on her marriage license application with William Parker as 1903 while the family Bible -- in which much of the data was entered by Goldie gives her birth year as 1904. Had Goldie put that on her marriage license applicate she would have been a 15 year old and even with parental consent would not have been issued a license. A birth year of 1903 would make her 16 when she first married with parental consent from her mother.

      Goldie may have been anxious to leave home as her step-father, Hall Jackson Wilkerson, was said by some family members to have "picked on" Goldie and seemed to resent having her around. She was the illegitimate daughter of Martha CHILDRESS and an unknown father.
    WILKERSON - Bible
    WILKERSON - Bible
    Hall Jackson Wilkerson family
    Gender Female 
    Census 18 Apr 1910  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Hall J. Wilkerson household 
    • Wilkerson, Golda Z., daughter, female, white, age 6, single, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee, not in school

      [Goldie was Martha's daughter but not Hall's]
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1910 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Delaware Co. - Hall J. Wilkerson
    Residence 29 Apr 1919  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    at time of her marriage to William J. Parker 
    Census 15 Jan 1920  Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Hall J. Wilkinson household
     
    • Parker, Goldie, daughter, female, white, age 16, married, not in school, able to read & write, born Tennessee, father born Tennessee, mother born Tennessee.
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    1920 U.S. Census - Wilkerson
    Indiana. Henry Co. - Hall J. Wilkinson
    Surname Used CHILDERS  [7
    Died 22 Nov 1959  Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 9, 10
    Death certificate - Childress
    Death certificate - Childress
    Goldie Zeona (Childress) Stratton, 1959
    Buried Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceolo, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 11, 12
    Grave marker - Childress
    Grave marker - Childress
    Goldie Zeona (Childress) Stratton, 1904-1959
    Courtesy of C & Y Zinn-Haines, Find A Grave
    Person ID I1245  richison
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2017 

    Mother Martha Florentha/Floristhia CHILDRESS,   b. 17 Oct 1880, Bearden, Knox, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1965, Indianapolis, Marion, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Jackson PARKER,   b. 19 Oct 1892, , Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1961, Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 29 Apr 1919  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 13
    Marriage license & return - Childress
    Marriage license & return - Childress
    Parker-Childers marriage
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Marriage License 29 Apr 1919  Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Parker-Childers marriage 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Marceille PARKER,   b. 15 May 1920, Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 May 2000, Mesa, Maricopa, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 18 Jan 2012 
    Family ID F630  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Everett MORRIS 
    Married 28 Nov 1923  [4
    Divorced Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 
    Family ID F631  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 George BISH,   d. Bef 2013 
    Married 2 Mar 1938  [4
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 
    Family ID F632  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Gova STRATTON,   b. 17 Feb 1897, Lewisburg, Logan, Kentucky, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1967, Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Marriage License 22 Mar 1952  , St Joseph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [15
    Goldie Bish & Gova Stratton 
    Married 6 Apr 1952  , St Joseph, Indiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [16
    Last Modified 29 May 2015 
    Family ID F633  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsAlt. birth date - Marriage record for Parker-Childers marriage - 4 Jan 1903 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 4 Jan 1904 - Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkerson household - 18 Apr 1910 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - at time of her marriage to William J. Parker - 29 Apr 1919 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 29 Apr 1919 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage License - Parker-Childers marriage - 29 Apr 1919 - Muncie, Delaware, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Hall J. Wilkinson household - 15 Jan 1920 - Knightstown, Henry, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 22 Nov 1959 - Mishawaka, St. Joseph, Indiana, USA Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Photos
    Goldie Zeona (Childress) Bish, her daughter Mary Marceille Parker, and George Bish
    Goldie Zeona (Childress) Bish, her daughter Mary Marceille Parker, and George Bish
    Photo courtesy of Cathy Wilkerson

  • Sources 
    1. [s1564] Bible (Reliability: 2), 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).

    2. [S1869] Deaths, 17 Nov 2016.
      "Indiana, Death Certificates, 1899-2011," digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 24 July 2016); Goldie J. Stratton (22 November 1959), Certificate of Death no. 59-038473, St. Joseph County; citing Death Certificates, 1900-2011, microfilm, Indiana Archives and Records Administration, Indianapolis.

    3. [S1901] Marriage, 25 May 2015.
      Delaware County, Indiana, Marriage Records, Book 27: 49, Parker-Childers, 1919, Carnegie Library (Muncie, IN) microfilm, Delaware County. Marriage Records, v. 26-27, 1918-1920

    4. [S1564] Bible , 30 Mar 2011.
      Wilkerson Bible Records, 1860-1938, loose "Family Record" pages from unknown Bible; photocopies made by Phyllis Jean (Wilkerson) Carney, [address for private use,] California, 1985. The Bible apparently originated with Hall Jackson Wilkerson whose birth is the earliest entry; events are not in chronilogical order and are written in several different hands. Some entries were recognized as the handwriting of Zella (Wilkerson) Richison but most appear to have been written by Goldie Z. Childress at some later date. There are many misspellings and grammatical errors throughout. It appears to have passed from Hall Jackson's wife, Martha Florentha (Childress) Wilkerson to her son Elmer Wilkerson and then to his son, Ronald Jackson. Photocopies held by Shirley Richison Fields (253 A Provincial Lane, Avon, IN 46123).

    5. [S1901] Marriage, 13 Sep 2012.
      Delaware County, Indiana Marriage Records, bk. 27:49, Parker-Childers, 1909; Carnegie Library (Muncie, IN) microfilm, Delaware County, Marriage Records, v. 26-27, 1918-1920.

    6. [S45] 1910 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 30 Jul 2008.
      1910 U.S. Census, Delaware County, Indiana, population schedule, Center township, 6th Ward, city of Muncie, enumeration district (ED) 38, sheet number 4B, 700 East Seventh Street, dwelling 83, family 87; Hall J. Wilkerson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 30 July 2008); citing NARA microfilm T624, Roll 346


    7. [S1901] Marriage (Reliability: 3), 13 Sep 2012.
      Delaware County, Indiana Marriage Records, bk. 27:49, Parker-Childers, 1909; Carnegie Library (Muncie, IN) microfilm, Delaware County, Marriage Records, v. 26-27, 1918-1920.

    8. [S238] 1920 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 25 Jul 2008.
      1920 U.S. Census, Henry County, Indiana, population schedule, Wayne township, Ward 3, town of Knightstown, enumeration district (ED) 83, sheet 2B, dwelling 211, family 13, Hall J. Wilkinson household, digital image, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com, accessed 25 July 2008); NARA microfilm T625, Roll 438


    9. [S1869] Deaths, 23 Ma 2015.
      Find A Grave, database, (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 May 2015); memorial page for Goldie Z. Stratton (1904-1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108,305,321; citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph, Indiana; the photograph by C & Y Zinn-Haines is materially informative and provides a legible image of the inscribed data.

    10. [S1864] Interview , 29 Mar 1985.
      Zella Beatrice Rosenbarger (3128 S. Opeechee, Muncie, IN 47302), interview by Shirley Richison Fields, 28 March 1985; transcript privately held by Fields, Avon, Indiana, 2012. Zella, mother of Fields, spoke from personal knowledge of her half-sister, Goldie Leona Childress.

    11. [S1869] Deaths, 23 May 2015.
      Find A Grave, database, (http://findagrave.com : accessed 22 May 2015); memorial page for Goldie Z. Stratton (1904-1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 108,305,321; citing Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens, Osceola, St. Joseph, Indiana; the photograph by C & Y Zinn-Haines is materially informative and provides a legible image of the inscribed data.

    12. [S772] Interview: Wilkerson, Zella Beatrice, (by Shirley Richison Fields, 1969 through 1991. Information directly entered into genealogy software for later verification. Mrs. Rosenbarger, the mother of Shirley Richison Fields, is now deceased.).

    13. [S1901] Marriage (Reliability: 2), 18 Jan 2012.
      "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959." FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 18 January 2012), entry for William J. Parker & Goldie Z. Childers, 29 April 1919, Delaware County, Indiana' citing FHL film 2,069,409.

    14. [S1874] Online Database w/o image (Reliability: 2), 18 Jan 2012.
      "Indiana Marriages, 1811-1959." FamilySearch (http://www.familysearch.org: accessed 18 January 2012), entry for William J. Parker & Goldie Z. Childers, 29 April 1919, Delaware County, Indiana' citing FHL film 2,069,409.

    15. [S1901] Marriage, 18 Jan 2012.
      "Web: RootsWeb Marriage Records Index," web database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 Jan 2012); citing rootsweb marriage record for Goldie Bish and Gova Stratton, 1952, book 186, page 376.

    16. [S1901] Marriage, 18 Jan 2012.
      "Web: RootsWeb Marriage Records Index," web database, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com: accessed 18 Jan 2012), citing rootsweb marriage record for Goldie Bish and Gova Stratton, 1952, book 186, page 376.