George Bartley CHRISTIAN Howard Samuel CHRISTIAN Emma J CHRISTIAN Clyde Henry CHRISTIAN George Carl CHRISTIAN J Thomas CHRISTIAN Ruby Lee CHRISTIAN Sybil CHRISTIAN John William Clemeit CHRISTIAN Mary Odessa CHRISTIAN Mini tree diagram

Mary Frances BELL6,1,6,7,2,3,4

about 18621,2,3,4 - 19341,5

Life History

about 1862

Born in South Carolina.1,2,3,4

1st Feb 1879

Married George Bartley CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.25,4

Mar 1880

Birth of son Howard Samuel CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,2,6,9,4,10,11

3rd Dec 1883

Birth of daughter Emma J CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.6

27th Dec 1885

Birth of son Clyde Henry CHRISTIAN in Bryan's Mill, Cass, Texas.7,12,6

22nd May 1888

Death of daughter Emma J CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.6

23rd May 1888

Birth of son George Carl CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,7,13,6,14,15

10th Nov 1890

Birth of son J Thomas CHRISTIAN in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas.8,13,16,7,17,6,18,19

24th Apr 1893

Birth of son Ruby Lee CHRISTIAN in Bryans Mill, Cass, Texas.1,20,5,21,16

28th Jul 1896

Birth of daughter Sybil CHRISTIAN in Bryan's Mill, Cass, Texas.21,7,22,23

22nd Jun 1899

Birth of son John William Clemeit CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.8,2,21,9,16,13

about 1903

Birth of daughter Mary Odessa CHRISTIAN in Bryan's Mill, Cass, Texas.2,21

8th Jun 1904

Death of George Bartley CHRISTIAN in Cass County, Texas.24,6

1934

Died in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.1,5

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 Francs is listed under her first name Mary.LIkewise her husband George Bartley, who normally goes by Bartley orBart.  Note also that the enumerator has George Bartley's middleinitial as D.

    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
    Christian, Clyde Son W M Dec 1886 13 Single Farm Laborer TX MS GA
    Christian, Carl Son W M Oct 1888 11 At School TX MS GA [reported as aDau in 1910]
    Christian, Thomas Son W M Oct 1890 9 TX MS GA
    Christian, Reuben Son W M Sept 1892 7 TX MS GA [Matches later dau Ruby1910-1930]
    Christian, Siver [Sybil] Dau W F May 1895  5 Single TX MS GA
    Christian, John Son W M June 1899  1 Single TX MS GA

    The child whose name looks like Siver must be the same child calledSybil in the 1910 census, when the widowed Mary Christian appears inAbilene, Texas with her children.  We know Mary's daughter Rubymarried Walter Watson in Abilene.  Walter registered for the WWI draftin Abilene, reporting a wife and 2 children.  They are all later inPhoenix, Arizona.  No name for Ruby appears in the 1900, where sheappears as a son named Reuben.  The daughter names Siver is 5 in 1900. In 1910 Ruby is reported as 17, making birth about 1893, matchingReuben.

    Howard on the 1900 census list matches Samuel in the 1880 census.Howard is also later in the family group in Phoenix.  The report ofchildren born and living shows one child has died.  This child appearsin a Find a Grave memorial and in some genealogies as Emma J, born1883 and died 1888.

    Mary's husband Bartley died in 1904.  Mary is a widowed head ofhousehold in the 1910 census enumeration.

    1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas, 22 April, Abilene Ward 1,District 164, Sheet 11B, 725 Pecan St, Hse #216, Fam #219
    Christian, Mary Head F W 47 Widow 9 children/8 living SC SC SC NoOccup Renting
    Christian, Carl Dau F W [should be Son M W ] 21 Single TX MS SC[Matches Carl, Son in 1900]
    Christian, Ruby F W Dau 17 Single TX MS SC [Matches Reuben, Son in1900]
    Christian, Sybil F W Dau 13 Single TX MS SC [cf "Siver" age 5 in 1900,b abt 1895]
    Christian, William M W Son 11 Single TX MS SC
    Christian, Odessa F W Dau F W 7 Single TX MS SC
    Dyar, Jimmie Nephew 14 Single TX SC SC

    Until I found the 1910 census, which was diligently hiding from me, Ithought "Siver" must somehow be Ruby Lee shown in the genealogies.But Ruby and Sybil are both listed in the 1910 census.  Due to thephonetic similarity of Siver to Sybil, this clarified that name in the1900 census as Sybil. Further comparisons revealed that Reuben, theson of 1900, matched Ruby in 1910 and later.  So in 1900 Reuben wasRuby, and Siver was Sybil.

    Genealogies I have seen have only Ruby Lee.  And all genealogies Ihave seen lack the 1910 census for this family.  So I think they havealso combined "Siver" and Ruby Lee, leaving out Sybil.  Many referenceonly 1 census, so they do not have the whole picture.  I have notfound Sybil after 1910.

    In 1910, the child reported in the Ancestry transcription as daughterCorah matches the son Carl of 1900.  The actual name written there isCarl.  The transcription is wrong, but that child was reported as adaughter.  I have confirmed Carl in later records as George Carl.  Itlooks like a similar thing happened in reverse with Ruby, who matchesthe Son "Reuben" reported in the 1900 census.

    In 1920 the family shows up in Phoenix, Arizona.  Mary Frances and heryounger children William and Mary are in a household enumerated withher oldest son Howard as Head of the Household.  They are living in anarea called Alkire, while her daughter Mary Watson is in Phoenixproper.

    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 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 1930, Mary Frances is enumerated in her daughter's household.

    1930 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona, 4 April, Phoenix,District 8, page 4B, 136 N 6th St, Hse #99, Fam #110
    Watson, Walter E Head Rents $30 Has no Radio M W 40 Married at 20 TXUS US Repairer [?], Dell Hospital
    Watson, Ruby Wife F W 36 Married at 16 [mar abt 1910] TX MS SC [b abt1894]
    Watson, Clifton Son M W 18 TX TX TX [b abt 1912]
    Watson, Mary L Dau F W 14 TX TX TX
    Watson, Effie Dau F W 10 AZ TX TX [born after the 1920 census inPhoenix,]
    Christian, Mary F Mother[-in-law] F W 67 SC GA GA [b abt 1863]

    From the birth information for Mary and Effie we can tell they movedto Phoenix between 1916 and 1920.  It was actually between 1918 and1920, because Ruby's husband Walter registered for the WWI draft inAbilene, Texas while they were still living there.  In 1910, Ruby wasin Abilene with her mother and siblings.  By 1918, they had twochildren reported as dependents by Walter in his registration.

    Some genealogies report that Mary Frances died in Phoenix in 1934, butI have seen none that have any documentation.  I have not found arecord.

Sources

  • 1. 1930 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 4 April, Phoenix, District 8, page 4B, 136 N 6th St, Hse #99, Fam #110
  • 2. 1920 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 15 January, Alkire Precinct 56, District 134, Page 11A, 1743 Grant St,
  • 3. 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas
    • 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas22 April, Abilene Ward 1,
  • 4. 1880 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 10 July, Precinct 3, page 59, Hse/Fam #559
  • 5. Ancestry Trees
  • 6. Find a Grave Memorial Registry
  • 7. California, Death Index, 1940-1997
  • 8. 1900 Federal Census, Cass County, Texas
    • 9 June, Precinct 3, District 22, page 8B,  Hse/Fam #135
  • 9. 1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona
    • 12 April, Benson Precinct, District 3, page 1B, Hse/Fam #23
  • 10. 1940 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 17 April, Benson, District 7-159, Page 8A, 364 23rd Avenue, Hse #176,
  • 11. 1910 Federal Census, Falls County, Texas
    • 11 May, Justice Precinct 1, District 45, Page 17A, Marlin & Rock Dam
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  • 13. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 14. 1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona
    • 21 April, Robinson Precinct, District 2-60, page 21A, Hse #23, Fam #24
  • 15. 1940 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 9 April, District 2, Enumeration District 7-110, Page 10B, Agua Fria
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    • 14 April, Creighton, District 7-58, page 16A, 1950 Thomas Rd, Hse
  • 18. 1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California
    • 12 April, Los Angeles, District 60-116, Page 12A, 12300 Pacific Ave,
  • 19. 1920 Federal Census, Refugio County, Texas
    • 9 February, Precinct 6, District 145, Page 4A, Demmer Lane, Hse/Fam #9
  • 20. 1920 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona
    • 8 January, Phoenix, District 6, Page 6A, 704 E Van Buren St, Hse #104,
  • 21. 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas
    • 22 April, Abilene Ward 1, District 164, Sheet 11B, 725 Pecan St, Hse
  • 22. 1920 Federal Census, Jones County, Texas
    • 19 January, Justice Precinct 1, District 123, Page 4B, Hse/Fam #78
  • 23. 1930 Federal Census, Jones County, Texas
    • [no date], Justice Precinct 1, District 2, page 8A, Hollis Hill &
  • 24. Christian Family History, by Harold K Christian Online
    • p 8
  • 25. Texas, Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2011

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