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Harry Dayton Christopher

 

Generation No. 1

1.  THOMAS J.1 CHRISTOPHER was born Abt. 1790.

     Child of THOMAS J. CHRISTOPHER is:

2.           i.   JOHN E.2 CHRISTOPHER, b. 10 Dec 1814, Southwest Penna; d. 16 Mar 1891, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

  Generation No. 2

 2.  JOHN E.2 CHRISTOPHER (THOMAS J.1) was born 10 Dec 1814 in Southwest Penn., and died 16 Mar 1891 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.  He married (1) MARY LAWSON.  She was born 28 Mar 1804, and died 11 Sep 1854 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia (Bircher farm).  He married (2) DELILA WALLS 08 Aug 1858, daughter of WILLIAM WALLS and ELIZABETH MORRISON.  She was born 26 Sep 1834, and died 26 Oct 1896 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

More About JOHN E. CHRISTOPHER:

Burial: Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia (Bircher farm)

 

More About MARY LAWSON:

Burial: Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia (Bircher farm)

     Children of JOHN CHRISTOPHER and MARY LAWSON are:

3.           i.   FRANCES ANN3 CHRISTOPHER, b. 02 Sep 1836; d. 01 Jun 1907.

4.           ii.   IRVIN E. CHRISTOPHER, b. 12 Apr 1839, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; d. 06 Jul 1924, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

5.          iii.   JEHU H. CHRISTOPHER, b. 12 Apr 1839, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; d. 24 Feb 1916, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

             iv.   MARSHALL S. CHRISTOPHER, b. 23 May 1843; d. 20 Sep 1854.

             v.   TAZWELL CHRISTOPHER, b. 22 Mar 1845; d. 05 Dec 1862.

More About TAZWELL CHRISTOPHER:

Census: 1860, 16 yrs; District 1, Preston County Virginia

Military service: Bet. 13 Aug - 05 Dec 1862, Civil War, Private

      Children of JOHN CHRISTOPHER and DELILA WALLS are:

             vi.   BARNEY P.3 CHRISTOPHER, b. 28 Jul 1856; m. JESSIE A. SPURGEON.

6.         vii.   ASBURY ALLEN CHRISTOPHER, b. 05 Mar 1859, Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County; d. 03 Sep 1927, Hudson, West Virginia, Pleasant District, Preston County.

7.        viii.   SYLVESTER H. CHRISTOPHER, b. 05 Sep 1860; d. 16 Mar 1932.

8.          ix.   JOHN R. CHRISTOPHER, b. 27 Sep 1861, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; d. 07 Apr 1933.

             x.   SPENCER CAMDEN CHRISTOPHER, b. 22 Mar 1863; d. 10 Apr 1863.

             xi.   MARY ELIZABETH CHRISTOPHER, b. 06 Mar 1866; m. EZRA D. MATHEWS.

            xii.   LAZONIA S. CHRISTOPHER, b. 18 Mar 1867, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; m. SARAH ANN HORNBY; b. 02 Jul 1870.

           xiii.   RUFUS COLUMBUS CHRISTOPHER, b. 14 Oct 1869; m. JENNIE GRIBBLE.

           xiv.   ELMER EMMOR CHRISTOPHER, b. 14 Dec 1871; m. (1) LAURA TEETS; m. (2) ELIZABETH SHAY GARNER.

            xv.   ROSA I. CHRISTOPHER, b. 16 May 1875; m. FRENCH GREATHOUSE.

 Generation No. 3

 3.  FRANCES ANN3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 02 Sep 1836, and died 01 Jun 1907.  She married GEORGE H. KING

     Children of FRANCES CHRISTOPHER and GEORGE KING are:

              i.   NORA J.4 KING, b. 21 Feb 1869.

              ii.   IDA C. KING, b. 18 Apr 1872.

             iii.   FEMALE KING, b. 28 Dec 1874.

             iv.   MALE KING, b. 20 Nov 1875. 

4.  IRVIN E.3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 12 Apr 1839 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, and died 06 Jul 1924 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.  He married MARY C. KING 02 Dec 1867, daughter of THOMAS KING and JANE BRANDON.  She was born 19 Aug 1847 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, and died 26 Mar 1906 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

More About IRVIN E. CHRISTOPHER:

Burial: Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

 

More About MARY C. KING:

Burial: Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

     Children of IRVIN CHRISTOPHER and MARY KING are:

              i.   TEKOAH H.4 CHRISTOPHER, b. 28 Feb 1870; m. MARY S. GREATHOUSE, 17 Jan 1892.

9.           ii.   RALPH SPENCER CHRISTOPHER, b. 08 Apr 1872, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; d. 24 Jul 1964, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

10.        iii.   ORPHA J. CHRISTOPHER, b. 28 Jun 1874.

             iv.   MINNIE CHRISTOPHER, b. 17 Jul 1876, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; m. ARTHUR J. MEYERS, 21 Aug 1916, San Francisco, California.

11.        v.   PERSIS CHRISTOPHER, b. 02 Mar 1881, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

             vi.   WILLIAM G. CHRISTOPHER, b. 02 Apr 1884; d. 09 Apr 1889, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

            vii.   DAISY P. CHRISTOPHER, b. 06 Nov 1887; m. CHARLES G. RYAN; b. 17 Jan 1881. 

5.  JEHU H.3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 12 Apr 1839 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County, and died 24 Feb 1916 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County.  He married ISABELLE NANCY KING 06 Jan 1872 in Laurel Run, West Virginia, daughter of WILLIAM KING and ELIZABETH STREET.  She was born 18 Feb 1853 in Grant District, Preston, West Virginia, and died 21 Mar 1927 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.    

      Children of JEHU CHRISTOPHER and ISABELLE KING are:

              i.   SHILOAH MERTILLA4 CHRISTOPHER, b. 22 Dec 1872; m. JESSE C. FORMAN, 21 Mar 1894; b. 29 Dec 1868; d. 20 Feb 1920.

              ii.   LESTER LAWSON CHRISTOPHER, b. 13 Feb 1874; m. (1) DENISE RINGER; m. (2) REBECCA MARGARET GRIBBLE, 07 Jul 1899; b. 19 Aug 1870; d. 01 Aug 1924.

             iii.   RUTHERFORD HAYES CHRISTOPHER, b. 31 Dec 1876; d. 16 Dec 1891.

             iv.   ELIZABETH J. CHRISTOPHER, b. 06 Jan 1879; m. JOHN FURMAN, 15 Nov 1917; b. 14 May 1888.

             v.   VIRGINIA MAUDE CHRISTOPHER, b. 30 Sep 1880; d. 24 Apr 1971; m. CLINTON GRAHAM; b. 18 Aug 1876.

             vi.   SIOTA E. CHRISTOPHER, b. 02 Dec 1882; d. 11 Jul 1898.

            vii.   SYLVESTER FLOYD CHRISTOPHER, b. 12 Apr 1885; d. 11 Dec 1927; m. LYDIA MILDRED EVERLY, 04 Jul 1917; b. 26 Dec 1899; d. 28 May 1963.

           viii.   HOSEA THURMAN CHRISTOPHER, b. 11 Dec 1888; d. 18 Dec 1978; m. EMMA RYAN, 19 Aug 1909; b. 19 Aug 1888; d. 07 Jun 1944.

             ix.   GUY B. CHRISTOPHER, b. 25 Oct 1892; d. 20 Sep 1918.

Military service: Bet. 25 May - 20 Sep 1918, World War I

              x.   JEHU H. CHRISTOPHER, b. 18 Oct 1895; d. 10 Oct 1896. 

6.  ASBURY ALLEN3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 05 Mar 1859 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County, and died 03 Sep 1927 in Hudson, West Virginia, Pleasant District, Preston County.  He married PHOEBE JANE CRESS 10 Jul 1880, daughter of JACOB CRESS and LUCINDA CALE.  She was born 23 Nov 1861 in Hudson, and died 25 Mar 1921 in Hudson, West Virginia, Pleasant District, Preston County.

     Children of ASBURY CHRISTOPHER and PHOEBE CRESS are:

              i.   LUCINDA4 CHRISTOPHER, b. 17 Mar 1881; m. (1) ALBERT B. RADABAUGH; m. (2) JAMES A. RADABAUGH, 04 Oct 1902; b. 09 Sep 1880; d. 18 Feb 1921.

              ii.   FLORENCE LOUELLA CHRISTOPHER, b. 17 May 1884; m. ARTHUR JONATHAN GALLOWAY, 18 Apr 1903; b. 08 Jun 1882.

             iii.   MARSHALL R. CHRISTOPHER, b. 15 Mar 1886; m. JOSIE WOLF, 29 Dec 1909; b. 28 Apr 1880; d. 21 Jan 1931.

             iv.   SANFORD E. CHRISTOPHER, b. 21 May 1888; m. ETHEL EVERLY, 04 Jan 1911; b. 26 Jun 1893.

             v.   ALTA MAE CHRISTOPHER, b. 23 Jul 1890; d. 25 Mar 1973; m. THOMAS H. GIBSON; b. 01 Jan 1881; d. 15 Jun 1907.

             vi.   ALBERT H. CHRISTOPHER, b. 01 May 1894; m. OSIE LISTON, 31 Dec 1913; b. 25 May 1893.

            vii.   WILBERT F. CHRISTOPHER, b. 01 Oct 1896; d. 28 Dec 1896.

           viii.   HOSEA B. CHRISTOPHER, b. 30 Dec 1897; m. EDNA STONE, 02 Apr 1918; b. 03 Aug 1899.

             ix.   CHARLES S. CHRISTOPHER, b. 11 Dec 1899; m. EVELYN PEARL WOLFE, 31 Jul 1922; b. 19 Jul 1905.

             x.   WILLIAM H. CHRISTOPHER, b. 04 Dec 1901; m. ALTA N. WILHELM, 30 May 1923; b. 28 Sep 1904.

             xi.   EVA B. CHRISTOPHER, b. 27 Feb 1904; m. FOSTER RADABAUGH, 23 Dec 1922; b. 26 Aug 1900.  

7.  SYLVESTER H.3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 05 Sep 1860, and died 16 Mar 1932.  He married DEBORAH JANE ROGERS.  She was born 30 May 1863.

     Child of SYLVESTER CHRISTOPHER and DEBORAH ROGERS is:

              i.   JOHN4 CHRISTOPHER.  

8.  JOHN R.3 CHRISTOPHER (JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 27 Sep 1861 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, and died 07 Apr 1933.  He married (1) MARY L. FIELD 25 Apr 1888 in Herring, West Virginia, daughter of RICHARD FIELD and LUCINDA.  She died 09 Apr 1920.  He married (2) BESSIE KIRBY 25 Jan 1922, daughter of WILLIAM KIRBY and ELIZABETH

     Children of JOHN CHRISTOPHER and MARY FIELD are:

              i.   DORA ANNA4 CHRISTOPHER, b. 29 Jun 1889; m. (1) CECIL HAGENDORN; m. (2) OMER STRAWSER.

              ii.   FOREST RAY CHRISTOPHER, b. 31 Mar 1891.

             iii.   IVA OLIVE CHRISTOPHER, b. 12 Feb 1894; m. FRANK WILES.

             iv.   RICHARD GRAHAM CHRISTOPHER, b. 31 Jul 1896; m. ARMINTA CONNER.

             v.   GOLDIE MAY CHRISTOPHER, b. 01 Apr 1899; m. (1) LUTHER MOONEY; m. (2) RICHARD TURBIN

Generation No. 4 

9.  RALPH SPENCER4 CHRISTOPHER (IRVIN E.3, JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 08 Apr 1872 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County, and died 24 Jul 1964 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County.  He married EFFIE ELIZABETH RYAN 17 Sep 1892 in Garret County, Maryland, daughter of EDWARD RYAN and ELIZABETH WOLFE.  She was born 18 Oct 1875 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, and died 31 Dec 1922 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

More About RALPH SPENCER CHRISTOPHER:

Burial: 27 Jul 1964, Fairview Cemetery, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

 

More About EFFIE ELIZABETH RYAN:

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

     Children of RALPH CHRISTOPHER and EFFIE RYAN are:

              i.   EARL5 CHRISTOPHER, b. 16 Feb 1893.

12.         ii.   HARRY DAYTON CHRISTOPHER, b. 04 Nov 1894, Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County; d. 18 May 1981, Morgantown, West Virginia.

             iii.   LLOYD ERVIN CHRISTOPHER, b. 19 Apr 1896, Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County.

More About LLOYD ERVIN CHRISTOPHER:

Census 1: 1900, 1900 Grant Dist., Preston, West Virginia page 19a

Census 2: 1910, 1910 Grant, Preston Co., West Virginia page 21A

             iv.   HATTIE CHRISTOPHER, b. 09 Mar 1898.

             v.   VIDA M. CHRISTOPHER, b. 03 Mar 1900.

             vi.   KERMIT CHRISTOPHER, b. 12 Sep 1901.

            vii.   KENNETH K. CHRISTOPHER, b. 08 Jun 1903.

           viii.   ERMIE CHRISTOPHER, b. 05 Mar 1905.

             ix.   PANSY CHRISTOPHER, b. 28 Dec 1906.

             x.   MARY CHRISTOPHER, b. 31 May 1908.

             xi.   DALLAS CHRISTOPHER, b. 16 Mar 1910.

            xii.   QUENTIN CHRISTOPHER, b. 01 Apr 1912.

           xiii.   UNA F. CHRISTOPHER, b. 14 Oct 1913.

           xiv.  BERTHA CHRISTOPHER, b. 13 Apr 1915.

            xv.  LOLA VADA CHRISTOPHER, b. 19 Nov 1916. 

10.  ORPHA J.4 CHRISTOPHER (IRVIN E.3, JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 28 Jun 1874.  She married DR. JAMES LINCOLN GRAHAM 07 Feb 1898 in Cumberland, Maryland, son of DAVID GRAHAM and MARTHA FIELD.  He was born 10 Apr 1868 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

More About DR. JAMES LINCOLN GRAHAM:

Occupation: Doctor

11.  PERSIS4 CHRISTOPHER (IRVIN E.3, JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 02 Mar 1881 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.  She married JOSEPH HERBERT KASZER 29 Jul 1902 in Morgantown, West Virginia. 

 Generation No. 5 

12.  HARRY DAYTON5 CHRISTOPHER (RALPH SPENCER4, IRVIN E.3, JOHN E.2, THOMAS J.1) was born 04 Nov 1894 in Pisgah, West Virginia, Preston County, and died 18 May 1981 in Morgantown, West Virginia.  He married IDA MERLE EVERLY 02 Jan 1916 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, daughter of CHARLES EVERLY and CORA GALLOWAY.  She was born 18 Jan 1898 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia, and died 13 Jul 1997 in Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

More About HARRY DAYTON CHRISTOPHER:

Burial: 21 May 1981, Fairview Cemetery, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

Occupation: 1920, Sawmill

 

More About IDA MERLE EVERLY:

Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia

     Children of HARRY CHRISTOPHER and IDA EVERLY are:

              i.   ERVIN DALE6 CHRISTOPHER, b. 25 Nov 1916, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia; d. 18 Mar 1935, Pisgah, Preston, West Virginia.

Notes for ERVIN DALE CHRISTOPHER:

Dale, driver of a truck said to be traveling at a high rate of speed, Morgantown-Pt.Marion Road, truck left road at foot of Cartwright Hill and turned over.  A faulty steering gear caused accident. Two riders survived.

             ii.    LIVING.

             iii.   CHARLES WARREN CHRISTOPHER, b. 07 Feb 1921, Point Marion, Pennsylvania; d. 11 Sep 2009, Morgantown, West Virginia.

             iv.   RALPH FRED CHRISTOPHER, b. 31 Jan 1923, Pisgah, West Virginia; d. 20 Jul 1990, Pisgah, West Virginia; m. HELEN A. TOMASKA; b. 05 Jun 1927; d. 06 Jul 2004, Morgantown, West Virginia.

Ida Merle [Everly] Christopher

 

Harry Dayton Christopher (left)

and son Ralph Fred Christopher

 

Harry Dayton and Ida Merle [Everly] Christopher with son Dale

 

 

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
 
 
   

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