Benjamin Franklin SMITH Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN Zora CHRISTIAN Thomas Benjamin CHRISTIAN Edward E CHRISTIAN Richard CHRISTIAN Mineola CHRISTIAN Lillie O CHRISTIAN Marvin CHRISTIAN Joseph L CHRISTIAN Ernest CHRISTIAN Essie CHRISTIAN Estel C CHRISTIAN Hester Ann SMITH Charles H SMITH William L SMITH Ella SMITH Mary Isabella HENSON Mini tree diagram
Catherine Jane SMITH

Catherine Jane SMITH2,3,5,6,8,1,7

10th Apr 18682,3,4,5,6,1,7 - 22nd Jul 19431

Life History

10th Apr 1868

Born in Cass County, Texas.2,3,4,5,6,1,7

19th Dec 1883

Married Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.14

Nov 1884

Birth of daughter Zora CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.7,9

7th Jun 1886

Birth of son Thomas Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Dalton, Cass, Texas.7,2,10,11,12

Jul 1888

Birth of son Edward E CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.9

about 1889

Birth of son Richard CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma Territory.9

Nov 1889

Birth of daughter Mineola CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.13,7,9

Sep 1892

Birth of daughter Lillie O CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.7,2

about 1895

Birth of son Marvin CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.9

Dec 1898

Birth of son Joseph L CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.7

about 1899

Birth of son Ernest CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.9


Birth of daughter Essie CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma Territory.9

about 1905

Birth of son Estel C CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma Territory.9

14th Jun 1934

Death of Joseph Benjamin CHRISTIAN in Ashland, Pittburg, Oklahoma.12

22nd Jul 1943

Died in Ashland, Pittburg, Oklahoma.1

25th Jul 1943

Buried in Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma.1


  • 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 12 July, Precinct 3, District12, page 60 (scan 150A), Hse/Fam #562
    Bancroft, Eliza W F 70 (No Relationship Rptd) Widow Farming NC NC NC
    Smith, D F  W M 45 (No Relationship Rptd) Married Farming TN TN TN
    Smith, Mary E  W F 38 Wife Married Keeps House TX NC NC
    Smith, Catherine  W F 12 Dau Single TN TN TX

    The Marsh-Elliott Genealogy spells the name Catherine:
    "Catherine Jane Smith b abt 1868 in Cass Co, TX"

    This genealogy also reports three other children I will not include inmy records:
    "Charles H Smith b 1874 in Bryans Mill, Cass Co, TX
    William L Smith b 1877 in Cass Co, TX
    Gatsey Smith b aft 1880"

    For information on these children, see this genealogy on

    Catharine "Kate" Christian
    Birth Apr 10, 1866 Texas
    Death  Jul 10, 1943 Oklahoma

    [Death date on the gravestone differs from the date derived from theobituary below.  Obit was published on Saturday 24 July 1943, andstates that death occurred on Thursday, which would be 22 July 1943.The stonecutter may have accdientally repeated the 10 from the birthdate when carving the death date.]

    Mrs. Kate Christian, 75, of Route 1, Stuart, died Thursday [July 22,1943]. She was born in Texas on April 10, 1868, but had been aresident of Pittsburg County for 45 years. She was a member of theBaptist Church. Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock tomorrowafternoon [July 25, 1943] at the Ashland Baptist Church with Rev.Leonard Carter officiating. Burial will be in the cemetery at Ashland.Survivors include four daughters, Mrs. Zora Battles of Route 1,McAlester, Mrs. Minnie Battles of Duncan, Mrs. Lillie Grubbs ofAshland, and Mrs. Essie Kalkup [sic] of Coalgate; five sons, EstelChristian and Tom Christian, both of Ashland, Roy Christian ofSeagraves, Tex., and Marvin Christian and Everett Christian, both ofPortes, N.M.; one brother, Will Smith, Texarkana, Tex.; 34grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren.
    (The McAlester News Capital, Saturday, July 24, 1943)

    Family links:
    J. B. Christian (1856 - 1934)
    Zora E. Christian Battles (1884 - 1964)
    Thomas B Christian (1886 - 1958)
    Everett E Christian (1888 - 1973)
    Lillie Christian Grubbs (1892 - 1978)
    Marvin Christian (1895 - 1983)
    Essie Lee Christian Walkup (1902 - 1986)

    Burial Ashland Cemetery, Ashland, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    Created by MillieBelle Mar 10, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18336101,


  • 1. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #18336101,
  • 2. 1910 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Kiowa Township, District 226, page 17B-18A, Hse #306, Fam
  • 3. Marsh-Elliott Genealogy
  • 4. Ancestry Trees
    • Christian and related,
  • 5. 1920 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    • 31 January, Kiowa Township, District 199, page 18B, Hse #350, Fam #357
  • 6. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 12 July, Precinct 3, District 12, page 60 (scan 150A), Hse/Fam #562
  • 7. 1900 Federal Census, Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory
    • 2 July, Marlow Town, District 164, page 18A, Hse #326, Fam #329
  • 8. 1930 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    • 10 April, Kiowa Township, District 32, page 7A, Hse/Fam #120
  • 9. 1910 Federal Census, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma
    • 30 April, Kiowa Township, District 226, page 18A, Hse #306, Fam #311
  • 10. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 11. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947
  • 12. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 13. Ancestry Messaging
  • 14. Marriage License
    • Cass County Marriage Book 5 p360

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