Raymond Milton Childs, Sr.

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  • Name: Raymond Milton Childs, Sr.
  • Location of Birth: Charles City, Iowa
  • Date of Birth: August 27, 1895
  • Date of Death: July 31, 1966 (70 years old)
  • Parents: Loren Childs and Josephine (Thompson) Childs
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  • Highest Rank: PVT (Private)
  • Branch: Army
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  • Date Sworn In: July 26, 1918 (Enlistment Date)
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  • Date of Discharge: September 20, 1919 (Discharge Date)
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  • Military Highlights:
    Ray served in France during World War I. He was with Company B, 1436 Demobilization Group, 163rd Infantry.

    Information in the United States, World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
    Name: Roy Milton Childs (Ray Milton Childs)
    Race: Caucasian (White)
    Marital Status: Single
    Birth Date: August 27, 1895
    Birth Place: Iowa, USA
    Residence Date: 1917-1918
    Street Address: 206 St. Charles
    Registration Place: Floyd County, Iowa, USA
    Employer: Not employed
    Physical Build: Slender
    Height: Tall
    Hair Color: Dark Brown
    Eye Color: Light Brown

    Information in the United States, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942:
    Name: Ray Milton Childs
    Gender: Male
    Registration Age: 46
    Birth Date: August 27, 1895
    Birth Place: Charles City, Iowa, USA
    Residence Place: Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
    Registration Date: About 1941
    Military Draft Date: 1942
    Employer: Self (farming)
    Height: 5' 8"
    Weight: 145
    Complexion: Ruddy
    Hair Color: Brown
    Eye Color: Hazel
    Next of Kin: Mrs. Marian Childs
    Other obvious physical characteristics that will aid in identification: split thumb nail on right hand

  • Wars Involved:
    World War I

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  • Civilian Life:
    He returned to the United States to marry Marian Renshaw in 1918 and remained in Charles City, Iowa until moving to Grand Rapids, Minnesota in 1929.

    Survivors include his wife, Marian; six sons, Robert, David, Ray, Jr, Charles, and Loren; three daughters, Mrs. Maurice Longballo, Mrs. Roger Messer, and Leonard Deering; a sister, Mrs. Effie Ingersoll; and nineteen grandchildren.

    Buried in Itasca Calvary Cemetery at Grand Rapids, Minnesota. (Plot I-C-37-0-4)

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