John Child (1901 - 1974)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

John Child’s biography is built and maintained by people like you. Create an online profile of John so that his life is remembered forever. If any factual information is incorrect, please edit John’s biography.

John Child Biography & Family History

This genealogy profile is dedicated to the life and ancestry of John Child and his immediate Child family. Add to John Child's genealogy page to share your memories & historical research with his family and other genealogy hobbyists.

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for John.

Burial / Funeral

Do you know the final resting place - gravesite in a cemetery or location of cremation - of John Child? Add burial and funeral information.

Obituary

Last Known Residence

Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

Did John finish grade school, get a GED, go to high school, get a college degree or masters? What schools or universities did John attend? Add education.

Professions

Share what John did for a living or if he had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if John Child is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add John's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add John's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was John a religious man? Add John’s religion

Gender

Male

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of John during various points of his life.

Timeline

1901 - In the year that John Child was born, shortly after beginning his second term, President McKinley was assassinated by the self proclaimed anarchist Leon Czolgosz. The last President to have served in the Civil War - he began as a private and ended the war as a brevet major - McKinley was a Republican. First elected in 1896, he was re-elected in 1900. Six months after the swearing in, McKinley was shot - and died of the gangrene that set in as a result.

1904 - At the age of only 3 years old, John was alive when the "Teddy's Bear" was first produced. After seeing a political cartoon of President Teddy Roosevelt refusing to kill a clubbed and tied up bear, Jewish Russian immigrant Morris Michtom - who owned a candy shop and sold stuffed animals that he and his wife made at night at the store - made a "Teddy's Bear" and put it in his shop's window. The stuffed bears were an immediate success and Michtom and his wife went on to found the Ideal Novelty and Toy Co.

1924 - When he was 23 years old, on January 21st, Vladimir Lenin, a leader of the Russian Revolution and the first leader of the Soviet Union died. He had survived two assassination attempts but had subsequent physical problems, suffering 3 strokes. He was in such great pain, it is said that he asked Stalin to poison him. The circumstances of his death are still disputed. He did oppose Stalin as the next leader - nonetheless, Stalin won a power struggle and ruled as a Soviet dictator until his death in 1953.

1964 - By the time he was 63 years old, in June, three young civil rights workers - Andrew Goodman and Mickey Schwerner from New York City, and James Chaney from Meridian, Mississippi - were kidnapped and murdered in Mississippi. Working with "Freedom Summer", they were registering African-Americans to vote in the Southern states. Their bodies were found two months later. Although it was discovered that the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, the Neshoba County Sheriff's Office and the Philadelphia, Mississippi Police Department were involved, only 7 men were convicted and served less than six years.

1974 - In the year of John Child's passing, on February 5th, Patty Hearst, age 19 - granddaughter of William Randolph Hearst and daughter of publisher of the San Francisco Examiner Randolph Hearst - was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army, a left wing terrorist group. She was found, alive, 19 months later.

John Child Family Tree

Who was John’s parents? Did he get married and did they have children? Share John’s family tree to share his legacy and genealogy pedigree.

John's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
John Child
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

You can add or remove people from John's family tree by clicking here.

Obituary

This obit of John Child is updated by the community. Edit this biography to contribute to his obituary. Include details such as cemetery, burial, newspaper obituary and grave or marker inscription if available.

John Child passed away in November 1974 at 73 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was born on March 3, 1901. There is no information about John's family or relationships. We know that John Child had been residing in Portland, Multnomah County, Oregon.

Memories

What do you remember about John Child? Share your memories of special moments and stories you have heard about him. Or just leave a comment to show the world that John is remembered.

Write a comment

Other Records of John Child

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Sources