Joseph Hill RHODES J Thomas CHRISTIAN Herbert Voy CHRISTIAN Alma Inez CHRISTIAN Joseph Bartley CHRISTIAN Melvin William CHRISTIAN Virgil Ernest CHRISTIAN Thomas Wallace CHRISTIAN John Clarence CHRISTIAN Baby Son CHRISTIAN Charles Edward CHRISTIAN Walter W RHODES Elizabeth Ann STALLINGS Mini tree diagram
Nora Evelyn RHODES

Nora Evelyn RHODES1,2,3,4,10,5,7,6,8,9

4th Nov 18911,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 - 30th Dec 19731,2,8

Life History

4th Nov 1891

Born in Jones County, North Carolina.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9

15th Dec 1909

Married J Thomas CHRISTIAN in Hawley, Jones, Texas.1,10

7th Nov 1910

Birth of son Herbert Voy CHRISTIAN in Hawley, Jones, Texas.5,3,8,9

26th Jan 1912

Birth of daughter Alma Inez CHRISTIAN in Hawley, Jones, Texas.5,11,9,12,10

17th Mar 1913

Birth of son Joseph Bartley CHRISTIAN in Hawley, Jones, Texas.7,8,2,3,9,10

5th Apr 1916

Birth of son Melvin William CHRISTIAN in Woodsboro, Refugio,Texas.5,3,13,14,10

28th Oct 1918

Birth of son Virgil Ernest CHRISTIAN in Hawley, Jones, Texas.5,6,3,13,8,9,10,15

26th Jan 1922

Birth of son Thomas Wallace CHRISTIAN in Woodsboro, Refugio, Texas.5,7,3,13,11,10

12th Dec 1923

Birth of son John Clarence CHRISTIAN in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.5,6,2,3,13,8,10,16

11th Mar 1925

Birth of son Baby Son CHRISTIAN in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.10

11th Mar 1925

Death of son Baby Son CHRISTIAN in Glendale, Maricopa, Arizona.10

14th Feb 1927

Birth of son Charles Edward CHRISTIAN in Phoenix, Maricopa, Arizona.5,6,10

20th Mar 1971

Death of J Thomas CHRISTIAN in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California.3,2,1,8

30th Dec 1973

Died in Los Angeles County, California.1,2,8

after 30th Dec 1973

Buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.8


  • North Carolina, Birth Indexes, 1800-2000
    Nora Evelyn Rhodes
    Birth 4 Nov 1891 Jones County
    Father Joseph Hill Rhodes
    Record Book Volume D-2, Page 19

    Nora married Thomas Christian in Hawley, in Jones County, near Abilene (Taylor County), Texas.

    Christian-Rhodes Family Bible
    Marriage Record
    J Thomas Christian
    Nora Rhodes
    Holy Matrimony at
    Hawley [Jones County], Texas
    15 Dec 1909
    In the presence of John Rhodes and Mary Moore
    By M L Story, Ordained Minister

    The Family Bible reports the birth dates and places of all their chidlren.  This registere relfects a great pattern of frequenbt movement between Jones County, int eh high plains, near Abilene, and Woodsboro, on the Gulf of Mexico, even two to three years between 1913 and 1932, when they moved to Arizona.

    Christian-Rhodes Family Bible Birth Registry 1
    Herbert Voy Christian
    Born Nov 7, 1910 Hawley, Texas
    Married Dorothy Gage

    Alma Inez Christian
    Born Jan 26, 1912 Hawley, Texas
    Married Porter Gardner

    Joseph Bartley Christian
    Born Mar 17, 1913 Hawley, Texas

    Melvin William Christian
    Born Apr 5, 1916 Woodboro, Texas

    Virgil Ernest Christian
    Born Oct 28, 1918 Hawley, Texas

    Thomas Wallace Christian
    Born Jan 26, 1922 Woodboro, Texas

    John Clarence Christian
    Born Dec 12, 1923 Glendale, Arizona

    Baby Son Born Mar 19, 1925
    Glendale, Arizona  Died two hours later

    Charles Edward Christian
    Born Feb 14, 1927 Phoenix, Arizona
    --  Courtesy of Cheryl Begg

    I have not found them in the 1910 census.  But in 1916  they were in Refugio County on the Texas Gulf Coast, where Melvin was born.  But her next child Virgil was born in 1918 back in Hawley, Jones County, out west.  Then in January 1920, they were back on the Gulf when the census was taken.

    Nora's brother Walter, who had married Thomas' sister Sybil,  was also down there and also registered for the draft in Refugio.  Both men were reported as farming there.

    U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
    J Thomas Christian
    Residence Bayside, Refugio County, Texas
    Birth 10 Nov 1891 Bryans Mill [Cass County], Texas
    Farming, Married with 4 children
    Medium Height and Weight, Brown Eyes, Black Hair
    Registered 5 June 1917 Refugio, Texas
    Signed J Thomas Christian

    1920 Federal Census, Refugio County, Texas, 9 February, Precinct 6, District 145, Page 4A, Demmer Lane, Hse/Fam #9
    Christian, Thomas Head Rents M W 29 Married TX US US Farmer [b abt 1890]
    Christian, Nora Wife F W 28 Married TX NC NC [b abt 1891]
    Christian, Herbert Son M W 9 TX TX TX [b abt May 1910]
    Christian, Alma Dau F W 7 TX TX TX [b abt 1812]
    Christian, Joseph Son M W 6 TX TX TX [b abt 1905
    Christian, Melvin Son M W 3yrs8mos TX TX TX [b abt Apr 1916]
    Christian, Virgil Son M W 1yr2mos TX TX TX [b abt Oct 1918]

    By 1930 they had joined the Thomas' mother and other members of their family in the Phoenix area.  We can tell from the birth states of the children that Tom and Nora moved to Phoenix about 1923.

    1930 Federal Census, Maricopa County, Arizona, 14 April, Creighton, District 7-58, page 16A, 1950 Thomas Rd, Hse #353, Fam #375
    Christian, Thomas Head Rents $25 Has no Radio M W 39 Married at age 19 TX MS SC [b abt 1891] House Builder
    Christian, Nora E Wife F W 38 Married at age 18 NC NC NC [b abt 1892]
    Christian, Herbert Son M W 19 Single TX TX NC House Builder [b abt 1911]
    Christian, Alma Dau F W 18 Single TX TX NC Salesgirl, 5 & 10 Store [b abt 1912]
    Christian, Melvin Son M W 15 Single TX TX NC [b abt 1915]
    Christian, Virgil Son M W 11 Single TX TX NC [b abt 1919]
    Christian, Thomas Son M W 8 TX TX NC [b abt 1922]
    Christian, John Son M W 6 AZ TX NC [b abt 1924]
    Christian, Charles Son M W 3 AZ TX NC [b abt 1927]

    1940 Federal Census, Los Angeles County, California, 12 April, Los Angeles, District 60-116, Page 12A, 12300 Pacific Ave, Hse #258, Rents $30
    Christian, J Thomas Head M W 49 Married Grade 8 b Tex Same house in 1935 Laborer [b abt 1891]
    Christian, Nora Wife F W 48 Married Grade H1 b NC Benson, Cochise, Arizona in 1935 [b abt 19892]
    Christian, Virgil Son M W 21 Single Grade H4 b Tex Benson, Cochise, Arizona in 1935 Water Pump Installer [b abt 1919]
    Christian, John Son M W 16 Single Grade H1 b Arizona Benson, Cochise, Arizona in 1935 Laborer [b abt 1924]
    Christian, Charles Son M W 13 Single Grade 7 b Arizona Benson, Cochise, Arizona in 1935 [b abt 1927]

    California, Death Index, 1940-1997
    Nora E Christian
    Birth 4 Nov 1891 North Carolina
    Death 30 Dec 1973 Los Angeles
    Social Security #547528941

    U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014
    Nora Christian
    Born 4 Nov 1891
    Died Dec 1973
    Last Residence Canoga Park, Los Angeles, California 91304
    SSN 547-52-8941 issued California (1955)

    Nora Evelyn Rhodes Christian
    Birth Nov 4, 1891 Jones County, North Carolina
    Death Dec 30, 1973, Los Angeles County, California
    Spouse J Thomas Christian (1890 - 1971)
    Herbert Voy Christian (1910 - 2006)
    Joe B Christian (1913 - 1990)
    Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Hollywood Hills), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, Murmuring Trees, Map G27, Lot 5533, Space 2
    Maintained by Misty & Company, Originally Created by Chris Mills Feb 27, 2012
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #85859442,


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