William V CHRISTIAN Roy F CHRISTIAN John O'Neal CHRISTIAN Burnyce B WALTON Rosa Mae CHRISTIAN Mini tree diagram
Hathaway Alfred CHRISTIAN

Hathaway Alfred CHRISTIAN7,1,2,3,4,5,6

24th May 19121,2,3,4,5 - 23rd Jan 19641,3,6,5

Life History

24th May 1912

Born in Oklahoma.1,2,3,4,5

26th Dec 1939

Married Burnyce B WALTON in De Queen, Sevier, Arkansas.7

23rd Jan 1964

Died in Houston, Harris, Texas.1,3,6,5

after 23rd Jan 1964

Buried in Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.1,5


  • 1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, 12 June, WhiteTownship, Idabel Town, District 157, page 17A, Hill St, Hse #258, Fam#361
    Christian, Henry Head M W 50 TX England Miss
    Christian, Ida  F W 47 TX Miss Ala
    Christian, Matthew H  Son M W 25 Divorced TX TX TX  Chauffeur, ServiceCar
    Christian, Hathaway  [Grand]Son M W 7 Single TX TX TX [born abt 1913]
    Shultz, Jack Boarder [son-in-law] M W 34 Immigrated to US 1890Naturalized 1891 Germany Germany Germany Carpenter
    Shultz, Rosa Mae Boarder [daughter] M W 31 TX TX TX

    "Hathaway Alfred Christian is my uncle by marriage and he was born May22, 1912 [gravestone says 24 May 1912]  in Oklahoma and died inHouston (Harris Co.) Texas on Jan. 23, 1964. ... I have pictures ofhis grave in Idabel (McCurtain Co.) OK and he is by his [grand]parentsHenry and Ida and also Neil [O'Neal] is buried by them." [O'Neal isburied in a triple grave with his maternal grandparents]
    --  Anne Thompson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 11 April 2011

    In the 1930 census, Hathaway is still in the household of Henry andIda, and his mother Rosa Mae is also still with them, but now her nameis Williams.  In this census, the family configuration gets clearer,since here Hathaway is reported as the Grandson, not the Son, ofHenry.  This fits other factors in the family, and fits familymemories communicated to me by Anne Thompson.

    1930 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma, 7 April, Mt View,District 24, page 6A, Hse #120, Fam #126
    Christen, Henry H  Head Rents for $20 Owns a Radio M W  65 Firstmarried at age 21 TX England MS Farm Laborer
    Christen, Ida Wife F W  58 Married, First married at age 16 TX GA TX
    Christen, Hathaway GrandSon M W 18 OK TX TX
    Williams, Rosa Mae Dau F W 40 Married, First married at age 17 TX TXTX
    Christen, Vance GrandDaughter F W 24 Married, First married at age 17MO MO MO
    Christen, Bobby GreatGrandson M W 2 MO TX MO

    Note that Rosa Mae is reported as married but there is no husband inthe household.  Since the 1920 census she has divorced Jack Shultz andmarried someone named Williams who is not reported here.  LikewiseHenry's granddaughter Vance is reported married but no husband ispresent.

    Note that in the quote above Anne Thompson also refers to Henry andIda as Hathaway's parents.  But other memories in her family and fromher childhood indicate that Hathaway was the son of Rosa.  This censusreports that relationship, and makes better sense of Hathaway's age,being born in 1912, he is in the grouping with other children of RosaMae, John O'Neal born in 1909 and Roy F born in 1908.  Anne remembersa Robert Lloyd also, but we cannot find information on him in publicrecords.

    In our discussion of family memories and confused public records, Anneand I came to confirm Hathaway as the son of Rosa Mae and William VChristian.

    Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    Vol #, Certificate #29131
    H A Christian
    Gender:  Male
    Spouse Bernyce B Walton
    Marriage 26 Dec 1939 Sevier County
    License Date 26 Dec 1939

    Military Gravestone of Hathaway Alfred Christian
    Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma
    Hathaway A Christian
    TEC 5  U S Army
    World War II
    May 24, 1912  Jan 23, 1964

    Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
    Hathaway Christian
    Death 23 Jan 1964 Harris County
    Gender: Male, Marital Status: Single

    I provided more details from my research for the memorial for Hathawayon Find a Grave.

    Hathaway A. Christian
    Birth May 24, 1912 Oklahoma
    Death Jan. 23, 1964 Houston, Harris County, Texas
    Inscription TEC5 US Army WWII
    Burial Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    Created by Sandie Manning Lambert Apr 15, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18943491,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=pv&GRid=18943491&PIpi=40309921


  • 1. Gravestone of Hathaway Alfred Christian, Denison Cemetery, Idabel,McCurtain, Oklahoma
  • 2. 1930 Federal Census, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    • 7 April, Mt View, District 24, page 6A, Hse #120, Fam #126
  • 3. Anne Thompson
  • 4. 1920 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 12 June, White Township, Idabel Town, District 157, page 17A, Hill St,
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
  • 7. Arkansas Marriage Index, 1933-1939
    • Certificate #29131

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