William James CHRISTIAN M N CHRISTIAN William V CHRISTIAN Joseph Oscar CHRISTIAN C Peter CHRISTIAN Iler Frances CHRISTIAN Charles Henry CHRISTIAN Henry C CHRISTIAN Blanche Virginia CHRISTIAN Peter CHRISTIAN Bobbie Jane CHRISTIAN Peggy Joyce CHRISTIAN Sylvia CHRISTIAN Mary Sletha CHRISTIAN Cleva Ann CHRISTIAN Lillie JEWEL Susan Anna CHRISTIAN Amanda Lucinda JENKINS Mini tree diagram

Robert E Lee CHRISTIAN1,3,7,8,4,2,9,5,6

2nd Mar 18981,2,3,4,5,6 - 29th Aug 19711,5

Life History

2nd Mar 1898

Born in Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory.1,2,3,4,5,6

between 1910 and 1920

Resident in Oakdale, Washita, Oklahoma.7,8

15th Feb 1920

Birth of daughter Blanche Virginia CHRISTIAN in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, Oklahoma.3,5

about 1927

Birth of son Peter CHRISTIAN in Kiowa County, Oklahoma.6,3

23rd Sep 1929

Birth of daughter Bobbie Jane CHRISTIAN in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.6,5,3

2nd Aug 1932

Birth of daughter Peggy Joyce CHRISTIAN in Kiowa County, Oklahoma.6,5

about 1935

Birth of daughter Sylvia CHRISTIAN in Kiowa County, Oklahoma.6,5

11th Feb 1937

Birth of daughter Mary Sletha CHRISTIAN in Mountain View, Kiowa, Oklahoma.6,5

29th Aug 1938

Birth of daughter Cleva Ann CHRISTIAN in Kiowa County, Oklahoma.10,6,5,11

29th Aug 1971

Died in Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma.1,5

after 29th Aug 1971

Buried in Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma.5

Other facts

 

Married Lillie JEWEL

Notes

  • Robert's name is recorded by his uncle William (Bud) Jenkins as RobertE Christian.  Most censuses have his name as only Robert.  The 1920census reports him as Robert Lee.  His name on his WWI draftregistration card is also Robert Lee Christian.

    I wondered if his full name was Robert E Lee Christian.  I have seenmany men with that name in his era, named after the great Virginiageneral.  Usually the E is only an initial.  This seems to beconfirmed in the Social Security Death Index, which records his nameas Robert E Christian.  A note from a descendant, Kristin Baker, alsorefers to him as Robert E Lee Christian.  (See below)

    "My grandfather was Robert Christian. His mother was Amanda LucindaJenkins. His sister was Annie Tabor from Mt.View, OK."
    --  Keitha Harris Wilmeth, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins,19 September 2014

    1900 Census, Union, Washita County, Oklahoma, District 211, page 13A(147A), 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
    Robert Christain Son W M  March 1897 3  Chickasaw Ind Terr  EnglandMiss Farmer

    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, Robert Son  M W 13 OK MS MS

    In Robert's WWI Draft Registration, we find a common phenomenon; thebirth year is one year off from other sources.  This says the year was1899 instead of 1898, which we find in most public and family sources.

    World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    Robert Lee Christian
    Residence Mtn View, Washita County, Oklahoma
    Age 19, Birth 2 Mar 1899
    Occupation Farming
    Nearest Relative Father Wm J Christian
    Medium Height and Build, Brown Eyes, Dark Hair
    Signed Robert Lee Christian

    "Lillie, Robert E Lee Christian wife, her name is Lillie Jewel McCool,daughter of Orlando & Lovina Barnes  [Christian].  My Grandma Peggywas their daughter. I have pictures of Robert & Lillie."
    --  Kristin Baker, Facebook Message to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 8 August2015

    In 1920, Robert and his new wife Lillie are living with Robert'sparents.

    1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma, 15 January, Oakdale,District 192, page 4B, Hse #65, Fam #65
    Christian, William J Head M W 70 MS England AL Farmer
    Christian, Amanda L Wife F W 60 MS GA GA
    Christian, Robert Lee  Son  M W 21 OK MS MS  Farmer
    Christian, Lillie  Dau-in-law [Wife of Robert]  F W 19 Kansas USAWisconsin

    1930 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma, 4 April, WaldronTownship, District 38, page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
    Christian, Robert  Head Owns Does not owns a radio M W 39 FirstMarried at age 19 OK US US Farmer [b abt 1991]
    Christian, Lillie Wife F W 30 First Married at age 17 OK Michigan Penn[b abt 1900]
    Christian, Blanche Dau F W 10 OK OK OK [b abt 1920]
    Christian, Pete  Son M W 3yrs3mos OK OK OK [b abt Dec 1926]
    Christian, Bobby Jane Dau F W 6mos OK OK OK [b abt Sept 1929]

    Next door Bartley is reported as a Farm Laborer, so I expect he isworking on Robert's farm.

    1940 Federal Census, Sonoma County, California, 9 May, Analy Township,District 49-5, Page 17A, Hse #451, Rents $8
    Christian, Robert Head M W 42 Married Grade H1 b b Oklahoma, RuralKiowa Co OK in 1935 Cherry farm Laborer [b abt 1898]
    Christian, Lillie Wife F W 40 Married Grade 7 b Oklahoma, Rural KiowaCo OK in 1935 [b abt 1900]
    Christian, Peter Son M W 13 Single Grade 5 b Oklahoma, Rural Kiowa CoOK in 1935 [b abt 1927]
    Christian, Bobbie Jane Dau F W 10 Single Grade 5 b Oklahoma, RuralKiowa Co OK in 1935 [b abt 1930]
    Christian, Peggy Joyce Dau F W 7 Single Grade 3 b Oklahoma, RuralKiowa Co in 1935 [b abt 1933]
    Christian, Sylvia Dau F W 5 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma, Rural Kiowa Coin 1935 [b abt 1935]
    Christian, Mary S Dau F W 3 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma [b abt 1937]
    Christian, Cleva Ann Dau F W 1 Single Grade 0 b Oklahoma [b abt 1939]

    The age of Cleva, the youngest child here, and the report that she wasborn in Oklahoma, tells us that Robert and Lillie moved their famliyto California only shortly before this census.  Other records tell usCleva was born in August 1938, so they moved there some time in theyear and a half or so since her birth.

    Social Security Death Index
    Robert E Christian
    Born 2 Mar 1898
    Died 15 Aug 1971
    Last Residence Madill, Marshall, Oklahoma  73446
    SSN 440-36-9164 issued Oklahoma (1952-1953)

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    Robert E Lee Christian
    Birth Mar 2, 1898
    Death Aug 29, 1971

    Parents:
    William James Christian (1842 - 1924)
    Amanda Lucinda Jenkins Christian (1859 - 1948)

    Spouse Lillie Jewel McCool Christian (1900 - 1988)
    Children:
    Blanche Virginia Christian Ridenour (1920 - 2010)
    Bobbie Jane Christian Ross (1929 - 2010)
    Peggy Joyce Christian Kneisel (1932 - 2013)
    Mary Sletha Christian Cantrell (1937 - 2015)
    Cleva Christian McInturff (1938 - 2009)

    Siblings:
    C Peter Christian (1887 - 1918)
    Henry C. Christian (1896 - 1974)

    Burial Resthaven Memorial Park, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma

    Maintained by Mark, Originally Created by ~B~ May 07, 2012
    Find A Grave Memorial# 89751810,http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=89751810
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Sources

  • 1. Social Security Death Index
  • 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. 1930 Federal Census, Grady County, Oklahoma
    • 4 April, Waldron Township, District 38, page 2B, Hse/Fam #33
  • 4. U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
  • 5. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 6. 1940 Federal Census, Sonoma County, California
    • 9 May, Analy Township, District 49-5, Page 17A, Hse #451, Rents $8
  • 7. 1920 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 15 January, Oakdale, District 192, page 4B, Hse #65, Fam #66
  • 8. 1910 Federal Census, Washita County, Oklahoma
    • 28 April, Oakdale, District 263, page 20B, Hse #309, Fam #390
  • 9. Keitha Harris Wilmeth, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 19September 2014
  • 10. U.S. Public Records Index, 1950-1993, Volume 1
  • 11. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014

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