George Bartley CHRISTIAN Howard Samuel CHRISTIAN Emma J CHRISTIAN Clyde Henry CHRISTIAN George Carl CHRISTIAN J Thomas CHRISTIAN Ruby Lee CHRISTIAN Sybil CHRISTIAN Ila M WILLSWIFE Mary Odessa CHRISTIAN Mary Frances BELL Mini tree diagram

John William Clemeit CHRISTIAN1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8

22nd Jun 18991,2,3,4,5,6 - Jul 19875

Life History

22nd Jun 1899

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

Jul 1987

Died in Laveen, Maricopa, Arizona.5

Other facts

 

Married Ila M WILLSWIFE

Notes

  • 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, John Son W M June 1899  1 Single TX MS GA

    In the 1910 census John is reported as William, and the same in 1920.His father died in 1904.

    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 [matches John of 1900]
    Christian, Odessa F W Dau F W 7 Single TX MS SC
    Dyar, Jimmie Nephew 14 Single TX SC SC

    A draft registration record appears to be for this son of Mary FrancesChristian, with the same birth date as other records.  But the name isstrange compared with other records.  The full name is given here asWilliam Clemeit Christian.  He signs it with this full name.  I do notnow this name Clemeit, and have not seen any other document with thismiddle name.  His name appears variously in other records as John,William and William M.  He lists his mother at a Phoenix address ashis nearest relative.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    William Clemeit Christian
    Residence Maricopa County, Arizona
    Birth 22 Jun 1899
    Occupation Fireman, American Smelting and Refining Co, Haydew, GilaCounty, Arizona
    Nearest Relative Mrs Mary F Christian, 337 N 15th Ave, Phoenix,Maricopa, Arizona
    Tall, Medium Build, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 12 September 1918 Globe, Gila County, Arizona
    Signed William Clemeit Christian

    In 1920, he is in Phoenix, Arizona, listed in the census under thename of William.  His older brother Howard is the Head of thehousehold, and his mother and younger sister are in the household withthem.

    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 the 1921 Phoenix City Directory, William is listed at the same homeaddress as his brother Howard.

    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

    By 1930, William has married and has a 2-year-old daughter.  He andhis older brother Howard have moved to Cochise County to raise bees.Their mother has moved into their sister Ruby Watson's home inPhoenix.

    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

    William and Ila were listed in two Phoenix City Directories.  In the1931 edition they are living in the same household with WIlliam'sbrother Howard, as the 1930 census had reported.  His brother Clyde isalso listed with his family.

    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

    In 1956, William and Ila are the only Christian family we can identifyamong a long list of families named Christian.

    U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989
    Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1956, p 1110
    Christian William C (Ila M) 1 child homeowner carp h 1504 E Apache

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    William Christian
    Born 22 Jun 1899
    Died Jul 1987
    Last Residence Laveen, Maricopa, Arizona 85339
    SSN 526-07-2205 issued Arizona (Before 1951)

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. 1910 Federal Census, Taylor County, Texas
    • 22 April, Abilene Ward 1, District 164, Sheet 11B, 725 Pecan St, Hse
  • 4. 1930 Federal Census, Cochise County, Arizona
    • 12 April, Benson Precinct, District 3, page 1B, Hse/Fam #23
  • 5. U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
  • 6. U.S., World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1942
  • 7. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1931, p 216
  • 8. U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995
    • Phoenix, Arizona, City Directory, 1921, p 190

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