William James CHRISTIAN M N CHRISTIAN William V CHRISTIAN Joseph Oscar CHRISTIAN Iler Frances CHRISTIAN Charles Henry CHRISTIAN Henry C CHRISTIAN Robert E Lee CHRISTIAN Susan Anna CHRISTIAN Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Mini tree diagram

C Peter CHRISTIAN4,2,1,7,8

also known as Pete CHRISTIAN4,3,6

17th Nov 18875 - 9th Feb 19183

Life History

17th Nov 1887

Born in Naples, Morris, Texas.1,2,3,4

(most likely)

Sep 1888

Born in Texas.5

(less likely)


Resident in Union, Washita, Oklahoma Territory.5


Residence2 in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.6

between 1917 and 1918

Residence3 in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.4

9th Feb 1918

Died in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.3

Feb 1918

Buried in Oakdale Cemetery, Cowden, Washita County, Oklahoma.3


  • The 1900 census gives Peter's birth date as September 1888, with hisage as 11.  This age and birth date differ from that reported byAmanda's brother Bud Jenkins, who lists all her children in a book.The date for Pete there is 17 November 1887.  Because there areseveral errors in the birth dates for 1900, it is uncertain howreliable this date for Peter is.  At least this age matches thereported birth date, whereas reports for some of the children do not.

    The place of birth seems to be Naples, Morris County.  This was a townnear the farm, mentioned in family information and by Joseph AsaJenkins in a TV interview in 1955.  Joe mentions that the Jenkinsfamily bought supplies in Naples.  In Pete's World War I DraftRegistration Card, his place of birth is written Maples.  This appearsto be a mis-write of Naples.  There is no town in Texas named Maples,though there is a Maple, Texas, no where near any area associated withthe Christian and Jenkins families.

    Peter is listed oddly in the 1900 census by an enumerator with verypoor and inconsistent handwriting and spelling.  Ancestry.com has donesome poor transcriptions, also, adding to the confusion.

    1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 3 August, UnionTownship, District 211, page 13A, Hse/Fam #189
    Willie Christain [sic] Head W M  Oct 1857 42  Miss England GA Farmer
    Mandy Christain Wife W F  Mar 1858  42  MS MS MS
    William Christain Son W M  Oct 1886  13  TX England Miss Farmer
    Oscar Christain Son W M  May 1887 (? 1882)  18 (?)  TX England MissFarmer
    Peet Christain [Pete] Son W M  Sept 1888  11  TX England Miss Farmer
    Iler Christain Dau W F  Aug 1890  9  TX England Miss Farmer
    Henry C Christain Son  May 1892  8 [seems to be Charles]  ChickasawInd Terr  England  Miss Farmer
    Henry Christain Son W M  Dec 1894  5  Chickasaw, Ind Terr  EnglandMiss Farmer
    Robert Christain Son W M  March 1897 3  Chickasaw Ind Terr  EnglandMiss Farmer
    Susa Christain Dau W F  May 1898 (1899?)  3 [3/12 ?]  Chickasaw IndTerr  England  Miss Farmer
    [Appears to intend Susan, seems to match Susan Anne]

    The name that matches Peter here looks like Put.  They transcribe itas Rut.  When I first saw the entry they transcribed as "Rut," myfirst thought was "Put."  I still think the first letter is a P, notan R.

    The R's on the page are looped differently.  Also, the first letter of"Rut" looks the same as that on the name Pearl in the first family onthe page.  The enumerator always links a capital P with the followingvowel (except I found one name out of several pages where he did not). In comparing vowels in other names on the page, this name seems to be"Peet," a strange but phonetically correct entry for "Pete."  Theentry also matches the place of Peter in the sequence of children inbirth dates we have and other censuses.

    All the E's on the page are closed.  The E in his sister Iler's namelooks like an I, but it is not dotted.  When I compare the strokesinside Peet with a couple of names that have a known u, like Susa(which seems to be an entry for Susan, and he left off the finalvowel, like other name unfinished in the page).  The U's have a flatup stroke on the right, whereas the two strokes are fully formed inthe entry "Peet," which supports the reading of Peet for Peter.

    1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 28 April, Oakdale,District 263, page 20B-21A, Hse #309, Fam #390
    Christian, William G Head M W 60 MS England AL Farmer
    Christian, Amanda L Wife F W 45 MS GA GA
    Christian, Iler F  Dau F W 20 TX MS MS
    Christian, Charles Son  M W 17 OK MS MS Farming
    Christian, Robert Son  M W 13 OK MS MS
    Christian, Anna Dau  F W 10 OK MS MS
    Christian, Henry Son  M W 8 OK MS MS

    An email from Judy Oldziewski informed me that she discovered thatPeter's gravestone has his name spelled Peat.

    Gravestone of Henry C Christian, Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washita,Oklahoma
    "Christian, Peat  11/17/1887  2/09/1918"

    C Peter "Pete" Christian
    Birth Nov. 17, 1887 Naples, Morris County, Texas
    Death Feb. 9, 1918 Mountain View, Kiowa County, Oklahoma
    William James Christian (1842 - 1924)
    Amanda Lucinda Christian (1859 - 1948)
    Sibling Robert E. Lee Christian (1898 - 1971)
    Inscription: Co H 357th Infantry WWI
    Burial Oakdale Cemetery, Cowden, Washita County, Oklahoma
    Created by Rita Collvins Mayfield Mar 05, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18255473,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Christian&GSiman=1&GScid=99120&GRid=18255473&


  • 1. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 18 May, Oakdale Township, District 263, page 8B, Hse #146, Fam #153
  • 2. William S "Bud" Jenkins, names listed in his Dictionary reported inHarold Christian's Jenkins Family History
    • Name: Name: pages 6-7, List of names of sister Amanda's children;;
  • 3. Gravestone of Henry C Christian, Oakdale Cemetery, Oakdale, Washita,Oklahoma
  • 4. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 5. 1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory
    • August 3, Union Township, District 211, page 13A (147A), Hse/Fam #189
  • 6. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 8B, Hse #146, Fam #153
  • 7. 1900 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma Territory
    • 3 August, Union Township, District 211, page 13A (147A), Hse/Fam #189
  • 8. Find a Grave Memorial Registry

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