William V CHRISTIAN Roy F CHRISTIAN Hathaway Alfred CHRISTIAN Rosa Mae CHRISTIAN Mini tree diagram

John O'Neal CHRISTIAN3,4,2,5

Oct 19093,4,2,5 - 19502

Life History

Oct 1909

Born in Oklahoma.3,4,2,5


Resident in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.4




Buried in Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain, Oklahoma.1,2


  • John O'Neal Christian is buried in a triple grave with hisgrandparents Henry and Ida, in the Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtainCounty, Oklahoma.

    Transcription of Gravestone of Henry and Ida Christian
    A triple grave
    Henry 1866-1944
    Ida 1869-1951
    O'Neal 1909-1950

    John O'Neal is the son of William V and Rosa Mae Christian.  Henry ishis grandfather's brother.  William V is the son of William James,whose father was William Peter Christian.

    Henry Harvey Christian is also the son of William Peter, and ahalf-brother to William James.  William James, the father of WilliamV, is the grandfather of John O'Neal.  Thus Henry Harvey Christian isthe great-uncle of John O'Neal Christian.  An interesting relation forhis to have been buried in an unusual triple grave with Henry Harveyand Ida.

    But additionally, I learned from Anne Thompson that Rosa Mae Christianwas the daughter of Henry and Ida.    Anne writes:

    "I know his mother was Rosa Mae Christian, daughter of Henry and IdaChristian. ... In looking up census records after reading yourinformation, I believe Rosa Mae married her cousin William V.Christian and perhaps left him before and just after Hack (Hathaway)[Rosa's brother] was born.  On the 1910 census they were living inWashita Co. OK."
    --  Anne Thompson, email to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 11 April 2011

    In the 1910 census, John O is reported to be age 6 months.  Later agesdo not match this, being either one or two years older.  The names inthe 1920 census seem to indicate that John's initial O stands forO'Neal.

    1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 28 April, Oakdale,District 263, page 8B, Hse #148, Fam #155
    William V Christian Head M W 24 Married 3 yrs TX MS AL [birthplace ofhis step-mother]  Farmer  Rents [b abt 1886]
    Rosa M Christian Wife F W 20 Married 3 yrs TX TX TX  [b abt 1890]
    Christian, John O  Son M W 6 months [b abt Oct 1909]  OK TX TX

    I had not figured out Rosa's maiden name until April 2011 when Annebegan corresponding with me about the Christian family.  So Rosamarried her cousin of the same surname, and Henry Harvey was also JohnO'Neal's maternal grandfather.  However, soon afterwards  I found RosaMae in the 1920 census, in the household of Henry and Ida, in WhiteTownship of McCurtain County, Oklahoma.  But she is designated as aBoarder, not a daughter.  This seems to indicate she is not theirdaughter.

    In 1920, a census record for what appears to be this Christian familyreports O'Neal is in his father's home with his stepmother Fannie inParker County, Texas (Weatherford area).  O'Neal is reported here as12 years old, which would put his birth date before February 1908, notin October 1909, as seems indicated by the age in1910.  If the age in1910 is correct or close, John would not have been 12 years old untilOctober 1921.  Note that in 1930 he is 21, which would fit the birthin October 1909.

    1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas, 5 February, Precinct 6,District 77, page 8B, Hse #167, Fam #1178
    Christian, W V  Head  Rents M W 33 TX MS MS Farmer  [b abt 1887]
    Christian, Fannie Wife F W 18 TX AL AL  [b abt 1902]
    Christian, O'Neal  Son M W 12 [b abt 1908]  TX TX TX

    In 1930, O'Neal is living in eastern Oklahoma, working as a logger.He is living as a boarder with several others in the household ofFloyd and Bess Thompson.

    1930 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma, 15 April, Broken Bow,District 1, page 23A, Hse #604, Fam #557
    Thompson, Floid Head Rents $25 M W 55 First married at age 27 AR IN ARLumnberman, Lumber Co
    Thompson, Bess Wife F W 50 First married at age 22 AR SC MassachusettsNone
    Christian, Oneal Boarder M W 21 OK OK TN [Bef 1 April 1909]

    O'Neal Christian
    Birth 1909
    Death 1950
    Burial Denison Cemetery, Idabel, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    Plot: Triple Stone w/Henry & Ida
    Created by Sandie Manning Lambert Apr 15, 2007
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #18943516,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=CHR&GSpartial=1&GSbyrel=all&GSst=38&GScntry=4&GSsr=1041&GRid=18943516&&ftm=1


  • 1. Gravestone of Henry and Ida Christian, Denison Cemetery, Idabel,McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • A triple grave
  • 2. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
    • Memorial #18943516
  • 3. 1920 Federal Census, Parker County, Texas
    • 5 February, Precinct 6, District 77, page 8B, Hse #167, Fam #1178
  • 4. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 8B, Hse #148, Fam #155
  • 5. 1930 Federal Census, McCurtain County, Oklahoma
    • 15 April, Broken Bow, District 1, page 23A, Hse #604, Fam #557

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