George Bartley CHRISTIAN Thelma CHRISTIAN Myrtle M HEARST Emma J CHRISTIAN Clyde Henry CHRISTIAN George Carl CHRISTIAN J Thomas CHRISTIAN Ruby Lee CHRISTIAN Sybil CHRISTIAN John William Clemeit CHRISTIAN Mary Odessa CHRISTIAN Mary Frances BELL Mini tree diagram

Howard Samuel CHRISTIAN1,2,3,4,5,8,9,6,7

Mar 18801,2,3,4,5,6,7 - 19443

Life History

Mar 1880

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

about 1908

Birth of daughter Thelma CHRISTIAN in Falls County, Texas.7,10

1944

Died in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.3

1944

Buried in Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona.3

Other facts

 

Married Myrtle M HEARST

Notes

  • 1880 Census, Cass County, Texas, 10 July, Precinct 3, page 59, Hse/Fam#559
    Christian, Bart  W M 23 Farmer MS England MS [b abt 1857]
    Christian, Francis [Frances?]  W F 18 Wife  Keeps House  SC SC SC
    Christian, Samuel  W M 3 months, born in Feb 1880 (census date wasJune) Son TX MS SC
    Christian, Peter  W M 9 Brother TX England MS

    In the 1900 census, the child in the family list who matches Samuel in1880 is named Howard.  We can surmise form this that his name wasHoward Samuel.  there is a pattern in this Christian lineage of goingby the middle name, and the 1880 census name Samuel is most likely hismiddle name.

    1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas, 9 June, Precinct 3, District22, page 8B,  Hse/Fam #135
    Christian, George D [should be B for Bartley] Head  W M July 1853 46Married 22 years MS England Ala Farmer Owns
    Christian, Mary Wife W F Apr 1863 37 Married 22 yrs 9 children/8living GA GA GA
    Christian, Howard Son W M Mch 1880 20 Single Farm Laborer TX MS GA

    In 1901, Howard had some legal trouble and one record reports him as aconvict in the state prison in Huntsville.  He was convicted over hisplea of Not Gulity, but was later pardoned.

    Texas, Convict and Conduct Registers, 1875-1945
    Howard Christian
    Age 19, Birth 1881 Texas [But he was reporterd in the 1880 census]
    Record Date 10 May 1901
    Convicted 20 March 1901
    Assault with intent to murder, 2 years, Plea Not Guilty
    Pardoned 20 August 1902
    Residence Bryans Mill [Cass County]
    Prison Huntsville, Walker, Texas
    Age 20, 5'10" 140 lbs, 2 years schooling
    Dark Complexion, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Father born Tenn, Mother born Georgia
    Convict #20350

    Howard's father died in 1904.  Howard married in 1910 and he and hiswife Myrtle are living in Falls County, Texas.

    1910 Federal Census, Falls County, Texas, 11 May, Justice Precinct 1,District 45, Page 17A, Marlin & Rock Dam Rd, Hse #306, Fam #313
    Christian, Howard Head M W 30 Married 4 yrs TX TX GA [b abt 1880]
    Christian, Myrtle Wife F W 23 Married 4 yrs 1 Child/1 Living AL VA VA[b abt 1887]
    Christian, Thelma Dau F W 2 TX TX AL [b abt 1908]

    In 1920 Howard is in the Phoenix, Arizona area, enumerated as thesingle head of his household, which includes his mother and a brotherand sister.

    1920 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona, 15 January, AlkirePrecinct 56, District 134, Page 11A, 1743 Grant St, Hse #220, Fam #231
    Christian, Howard Head Owns Free & Clear M W 38 Single TX MS SC HouseCarpenter
    Christian, Mary F Mother F W 57 Widow SC GA GA
    Christian, William Brother M W 20 Single TX MS SC Farm Laborer
    Christian, Mary Sister F W 17 Single TX MS SC

    In 1921 Howard and two of his brothers were listed in the Phoenix Citydirectory.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1921, p 190
    Christian Clyde (Minnie) carp  h 1834 W Lincoln
    Christian Howard S carp h 1823 W Jackson
    Christian Wm C roofer h 1823 W Jackson

    In 1930, Howard's mother is no longer in his household.  She has movedin with her daughter Ruby Watson in Phoenix, and Howard and hisbrother William have moved to Cochise County, Arizona to raise bees.Meanwhile Howard has married and divorced and William has married.They are partners in the bee ranch.  I have no information on Howard'sshort-term wife.

    1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona, 12 April, BensonPrecinct, District 3, page 1B, Hse/Fam #23
    Christian, Howard Head Owns $30 Has Radio M W 50 Divorced Married at27 TX AR GA Bee Rancher [b abt 1880]
    Christian, William M Brother M W 30 TX AR GA Bee Ranch Partner [b abt1900]
    Christian, Arla [Ila] M Sister-in-law F W 20 Married at 17 [mar abt1927] AR US US [b abt 1910]
    Christian, Shirley M Niece F W 2yrs8mos AZ TX AR

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1931, p 216
    Christian William C (Ila M) carp h 4018 N 10th
    Christian Clyde H (Minnie L) carp  h 1834 W Lincoln
    Christian Earl S emp State Hwy Dept r 1834 W Lincoln
    Christian Sybil L clk Owl Drug Co r 1834 W Lincoln
    Christian Howard S carp h 4018 N 10th

    The 1900 census rpts his birth date as Mar 1880, & the July 1880census reported him as 3 months old.  From the census date of 1 July1880, he was born in March 1880.  The 1940 census reports him as 65years old, but he could not have been born in 1875.  His grave hasonly the year 1880.

    1940 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona, 17 April, Benson,District 7-159, Page 8A, 364 23rd Avenue, Hse #176, Rents $5
    Christian, Howard Head M W 65 Single Grade 6 b Texas Rural Maricopa Coin 1935 No Occup Rptd [b abt 1875]
    Andrew, Robert Lodger M W 57 Single Grade H1 b Texas Rural Maricopa Coin 1935 No Occup Rptd [b abt 1883]

    Howard Samuel Christian
    Birth 1880 Cass County, Texas
    Death 1944 Phoenix, Maricopa County, Arizona
    Father George Bartley Christian (1858 - 1904)
    Siblings:
    Emma J. Christian (1883 - 1888)
    J Thomas Christian (1890 - 1971)
    Burial Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery, Phoenix, Maricopa County,Arizona. Plot: Section 41/ Block 4/ Lot 4/ Space 8
    Created by George Perry Mar 21, 2011
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #67215882,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67215882

Sources

  • 1. 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 9 June, Precinct 3, District 22, page 8B,  Hse/Fam #135
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 15 January, Alkire Precinct 56, District 134, Page 11A, 1743 Grant St,
  • 3. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona
    • 12 April, Benson Precinct, District 3, page 1B, Hse/Fam #23
  • 5. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 10 July, Precinct 3, page 59, Hse/Fam #559
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 17 April, Benson, District 7-159, Page 8A, 364 23rd Avenue, Hse #176,
  • 7. 1910 Federal Census, Falls County, Texas
    • 11 May, Justice Precinct 1, District 45, Page 17A, Marlin & Rock Dam
  • 8. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1931, p 216
  • 9. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1921, p 190
  • 10. Ancestry Trees

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