Junius Childs, was born in Bureau county, Illinois, on the 8th of November, 1844, his parents being H. A. and Elizabeth (Franks) Childs. He was reared and educated in his native county, and in the fall of 1870 he came to Iowa, and settled on section 18, Atlantic township, Cass county. He has continued a resident of this township ever since, and is one of the successful and enterprising farmers of the county. He built a nice residence soon after coming, and now has an artificial grove of four acres, and a fine orchard. He has three hundred and eighty-six acres of land, all under cultivation, and has a large stock of cattle and Poland China hogs. Mr. Childs was married in Bureau county, on the I7th of February, 1870, to Sophronia A. Studyvin, a native of Illinois. They have been blessed with three children - Harry E., Grace L. and Alice E. Mrs. Childs is a cousin to Miss Hall, who was held in captivity by the Indians at the first settlement of Bureau county. Mr. Child's father died in April 1853, and his mother is now living at Creston, Union county.
Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 844.