Mardell Childress (1904 - 1970)

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Summary

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

Mardell Childress Biography & Family History

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

Birth

Death

Cause of death

There is no cause of death listed for Mardell.

Burial / Funeral

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

Obituary

Last Known Residence

San Diego, San Diego County, California

Average Age

Life Expectancy

Family

Add family members

Education

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

Professions

Share what Mardell did for a living or if she had a career or profession. Add Profession.

Military Service

It is unknown if Mardell Childress is a military veteran.

Middle name

Unknown. Add middle name

Maiden name

Unknown. Add maiden name

Surnames

Ethnicity

Unknown. Add Mardell's ethnicity.

Nationality

Unknown. Add Mardell's nationality.

Religion

Unknown. Was Mardell a religious woman? Add Mardell’s religion

Gender

Female

Family Photos

Pictures really do say a thousand words. Add photos of Mardell during various points of her life.

Timeline

1904 - In the year that Mardell Childress was born, the first underground line of the New York City subway system opened. London's underground system was opened in 1863 and Boston opened one in 1897, but New York quickly became the largest system in the U.S. More than 100,000 people paid 5 cents to ride under Manhattan that first day.

1915 - Mardell was merely 11 years old when in May, the RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German torpedo. The Lusitania was a British passenger ship that was sailing from New York to Liverpool England. She sank in 18 minutes - 1,198 died and 761 survived. While travelers were the main casualty - and commodity - the Lusitania did carry wartime weapons. "Remember the Lusitania" became the rallying cry of World War 1.

1938 - At the age of 34 years old, Mardell was alive when on October 30th, a Sunday, The Mercury Theatre on the Air broadcast Orson Welles' special Halloween show The War of the World's. A clever take on H.G. Wells' novel, the show began with simulated "breaking news" of an invasion by Martians. Because of the realistic nature of the "news," there was a public outcry the next day, calling for regulation by the FCC. Although the current story is that many were fooled and panicked, in reality very few people were fooled. But the show made Orson Welles' career.

1941 - When she was 37 years old, on December 7th, the Japanese attacked the military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. The surprise aerial attack damaged 8 U.S. battleships (6 later returned to service), including the USS Arizona, and destroyed 188 aircraft. 2,402 American citizens died and 1,178 wounded were wounded. On December 8th, the U.S. declared war on Japan and on December 11th, Germany and Italy (allies of Japan) declared war on the United States. World War II was in full swing.

1970 - In the year of Mardell Childress's passing, on May 4th, four students at Kent State University in Ohio were shot and killed by National Guardsmen. The students were at a peaceful demonstration protesting the invasion of Cambodia by US forces. There had been precedent for the killing of American college students. The previous year, on May 15th, Alameda County Sheriffs used shotguns against U.C. Berkeley students at a protest for People's Park. One student died, one was blinded, 128 were injured.

Mardell Childress Family Tree

Who was Mardell’s parents? Did she get married and did they have children? Share Mardell’s family tree to share her legacy and genealogy pedigree.

Mardell's Family
Add a parent
Add a parent
Mardell Childress
Add a partner
Add a child
Add a sibling

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

Obituary

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

Mardell Childress passed away in September 1970 at age 66. There is no listed cause of death for Mardell. She was born on January 23, 1904. There is no information about Mardell's family. We know that Mardell Childress had been residing in San Diego, San Diego County, California.

Memories

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

Write a comment

Other Records of Mardell Childress

ADVERTISEMENT BY ANCESTRY.COM

Other Biographies

Other Mardell Childresses

Sources