Clarence Whitfield Christian1,2,3,4

M, #19764, b. 26 April 1915, d. 15 November 1976
Father*Charles W Christian5,6,4 b. 31 Aug 1867, d. 18 Nov 1956
Mother*Ethel Evans Whittlesey5,4 b. 7 Sep 1887, d. 22 Jun 1968
Last Edited8 Jun 2018
     He was born on 26 April 1915 at Clever Creek, Shelby County, Texas, USA.1,5,3,4 Clarence married Bernadine Bessie Leetch.7,3,4,8 The cause of his death was given as in a hunting accident when another hunter mistook him for a bobcat.9,10
     He died on 15 November 1976 near Centerville at Leon County, Texas, USA, at age 61. He was a mail carrier according to funeral home records.11,12,1,3,4,10 Clarence Whitfield Christian was buried at Clever Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.3,4,8

Census Data

     Winfield appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, Charles W Christian and Ethel Evans Whittlesey.5
     See the footnotes below for a link to his on-line obituary that appeared The Eagle published in Bryan, Texas, 16 November 1976 .13

Family

Bernadine Bessie Leetch b. 7 Feb 1920, d. 29 May 2011
Marriage*Clarence married Bernadine Bessie Leetch.7,3,4,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1358] Various, online www.ancestry.com, automated process by ancestry.com (Utah), downloaded viewed Dec 26, 2006, Name: Clarence Whitfield Christian
    Birth: 26 Apr 1915 - Clever Creek, Shelby, Texas, USA
    Death: 15 Nov 1976 - Centerville, Texas, USA
    Parents: Charlie Win Christian, Ethel Evers Whittlesey
    Spouse: Bernadine Bessie Leetch.
  2. [S1357] Interview with Brian and Brandon Alford (Frisco, TX and Vandenberg AFB, CA), by Rick Moffat, Dec 26, 2006. Rick Moffat Personal Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Grandfathers name was Clarence Whitfield Christian. He died in 1976 in a hunting accident at Center, Texas.
  3. [S2658] C Whitfield Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.
  4. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Christian, Clarence Whitfield. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  5. [S1359] Charles W Christian household, April 8, 1930 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 2390; Image: 228.0.
  6. [S1363] Interview with Bernadine Christian (Center, TX), by Cara-Lee Alford, Dec 28, 2006. Unknown repository (unknown repository address), Whitfield siblings:
    Amy - Randy, Lewis (Lupy), Leslie
    Lela Ehel - David
    Charlsey (Dinky) - Bobby, Ruth & patsy
    Whitfield -
    Edith - Scotter, Susie, Mike, Cherry
    Dorothy
    Bonnie Mae - Kim, Raymond.
  7. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Charles Whitfield Christian. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  8. [S2735] Clever Creek Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online Billie Julian Christian, C. Whitfield & Bernadine B. Christian. Hereinafter cited as Clever Creek Cemetery.
  9. [S8088] Unknown article title, The Eagle, Bryan, Texas viewed at Newspapers.com. Hereinafter cited as The Eagle.
  10. [S2748] Clarence Whitfield Christian, Death Certificate Reg # 100511 (Nov 16, 1976), State of Texas, unknown repository address, Name: Clarence Whitfield Christian
    Death Date: 15 Nov 1976. Hereinafter cited as Death Cert - Texas.
  11. [S1353] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Clarence Christian.
  12. [S1357] Interview, Brian and Brandon Alford, Dec 26, 2006, Grandfathers name was Clarence Whitfield Christian. He died in 1976 in a hunting accident probably near Center, Texas.
  13. [S8088] The Eagle, Center man dies in hunting mishap.
  14. [S2749] Charles Whitfield Christian, Death Certificate Reg # 56167 (Sept 8, 1960), State of Texas, unknown repository address, Name: Charles Whitfield Christian
    Death Date: 08 Sep 1960. Hereinafter cited as Death Cert - Texas.
  15. [S1351] TX Birth Index - 1903-1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Linda Merle Christian.
  16. [S1363] Interview, Bernadine Christian, Dec 28, 2006, 1930 - Granny wsa in Iowa, South Dakota or Colorado
    1920 - Granny born (breech) in Oto, Iowa
    [her children] - Charlie, Hicki, Linda - lost a baby (Bessie Nadine) before Millie.
  17. [S2657] Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.

Bernadine Bessie Leetch1,2,3

F, #19765, b. 7 February 1920, d. 29 May 2011
Father*Jesse Leetch4,5,6 b. 1 Jan 1893, d. 28 Sep 1940
Mother*Edna Faye Griffith7,5,6 b. 26 Apr 1893, d. 12 Jun 1984
Last Edited20 Jun 2019
     She was born on 7 February 1920 at Oto, Iowa, USA.5,8,9,2,10,3 Bernadine married Clarence Whitfield Christian.1,2,11,3
     She died on 29 May 2011 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 91.12

Census Data

     Bernadine B appeared on the 1920 Federal Census Woodbury Twp., Miller County, Iowa in the household of her parents, Jess Leetch and Edna Leetch.5

Bernadie appeared on the 1930 Federal Census Crow Creek, Hughes County, South Dakota in the household of her parents, Jesse Leetch and Edna Leetch.6
     She also went by the name of Granny Dee.13
     In the obituary of Jesse Leetch who died 28 September 1940, his daughter, Bernadine Bessie Leetch of Monroe City, Texas, was listed as a survivor.14
     On Feb 20, 2010, friends and relatives gathered in the Clever Creek Baptist Church fellowship hall to celebrate Granny Dee's 90th birthday. Brandon Alford had just returned from his Korean posting on Feb 14th, and was able to attend, en route to his Staff Officer School training in Alabama. The rest of the Moffat and Alford clans also attended.13

Family

Clarence Whitfield Christian b. 26 Apr 1915, d. 15 Nov 1976
Marriage*Bernadine married Clarence Whitfield Christian.1,2,11,3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Charles Whitfield Christian. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  2. [S2658] C Whitfield Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.
  3. [S2735] Clever Creek Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online Billie Julian Christian, C. Whitfield & Bernadine B. Christian. Hereinafter cited as Clever Creek Cemetery.
  4. [S1358] Various, online www.ancestry.com, automated process by ancestry.com (Utah), downloaded viewed Dec 26, 2006, ID: I036
    Name: Jess LEETCH
    Sex: M
    Birth: 1 JAN 1893 in Danbury, Iowa
    Death: 28 SEP 1940 in Mountainview, Arkansas

    Father: Henry LEETCH b: 1865 in Canada
    Mother: Francis WILCOX b: 1859 in Wisconsin

    Marriage 1 Edna Fay GRIFFITH b: 26 APR 1893 in Anthon, Iowa, USA.
  5. [S1360] Jess Leetch household, March 29 & 30, 1920 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, District 188, Miller, Woodbury, Iowa; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 188, Ancestry.com Roll: T625_519; Image: 1095.
  6. [S2702] Jesse Leetch household, 3-5 Apr 1930 U.S. Federal Census, Washington, DC, USA, District 21 , Crow Creek, Hughes, South Dakota; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 21, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 2224; Image: 884.0.
  7. [S1358] Various, viewed Dec 26, 2006, ID: I037
    Name: Edna Fay GRIFFITH
    Sex: F
    Birth: 26 APR 1893 in Anthon, Iowa, USA
    Death: 12 JUN 1984 in San Diego, CA

    Father: James Morgan GRIFFITH b: 21 MAY 1862 in Wales, England, Haversfordwest, Pembrokeshire
    Mother: Bessie Priscilla FURGASON b: 3 JUN 1872 in Lucky Valley, Iowa, USA

    Marriage 1 Jess LEETCH b: 1 JAN 1893 in Danbury, Iowa.
  8. [S1363] Interview with Bernadine Christian (Center, TX), by Cara-Lee Alford, Dec 28, 2006. Unknown repository (unknown repository address), 1930 - Granny was in Iowa, South Dakota or Colorado
    1920 - Granny born (breech) in Oto, Iowa
    [her children] - Charlie, Hicki, Linda - lost a baby (Bessie Nadine) before Millie.
  9. [S2655] Interview with Millie nee Christian Alford (Houston, TX), by Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010. Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Clever Creek Church Reception Hall, Feb 20, 1010.
  10. [S2695] Interview with Millie nee Christian Alford (Houston, TX), by Nori-Lyn Alford nee Moffat, March 13, 2010. Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Millie added annotations to the family chart that I had printed showing Caleb's ancestry.
  11. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Christian, Clarence Whitfield. Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  12. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), We attended her funeral.
  13. [S2655] Interview, Millie nee Christian Alford, Feb 20, 2010.
  14. [S9288] Bloem Funeral on Wednesday: Jesse Leetch, Sioux City Journal, Sioux City, Iowa, Oct 1, 1940, Page 2, column 1 viewed at Newspapers.com, Obituary: Jesse Leetch. Hereinafter cited as Sioux City Journal.
  15. [S2749] Charles Whitfield Christian, Death Certificate Reg # 56167 (Sept 8, 1960), State of Texas, unknown repository address, Name: Charles Whitfield Christian
    Death Date: 08 Sep 1960. Hereinafter cited as Death Cert - Texas.
  16. [S1351] TX Birth Index - 1903-1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Linda Merle Christian.
  17. [S1363] Interview, Bernadine Christian, Dec 28, 2006, 1930 - Granny wsa in Iowa, South Dakota or Colorado
    1920 - Granny born (breech) in Oto, Iowa
    [her children] - Charlie, Hicki, Linda - lost a baby (Bessie Nadine) before Millie.
  18. [S2657] Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.

Charles Whitfield Christian1,2

M, #19766, b. 27 May 1944, d. 8 September 1960
Father*Clarence Whitfield Christian1,3 b. 26 Apr 1915, d. 15 Nov 1976
Mother*Bernadine Bessie Leetch1,3 b. 7 Feb 1920, d. 29 May 2011
Last Edited28 May 2010
     He was born on 27 May 1944 at Nueces County, Texas, USA.1,2
     He died on 8 September 1960 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 16.4,5,2,3 Charles Whitfield Christian was buried at Clever Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.2,6

Citations

  1. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Charles Whitfield Christian. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  2. [S2656] Charles Whitfield Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.
  3. [S2749] Charles Whitfield Christian, Death Certificate Reg # 56167 (Sept 8, 1960), State of Texas, unknown repository address, Name: Charles Whitfield Christian
    Death Date: 08 Sep 1960. Hereinafter cited as Death Cert - Texas.
  4. [S1358] Various, online www.ancestry.com, automated process by ancestry.com (Utah), downloaded viewed Dec 26, 2006, Charles Whitfield Christian
    Born: 17 May 1944
    Died: 8 Sep 1960.
  5. [S1353] Texas Death Index, 1903-2000 (Publisher: Texas Department of Health), Ancestry.com, Texas Death Index, 1903-2000; "An ancestry.com index of Texas deaths with a link to VitalChek for copies of the original record"; cited as "Texas Death Index., Charles W Christian.
  6. [S2735] Clever Creek Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online Billie Julian Christian, Charles Whitfield Christian. Hereinafter cited as Clever Creek Cemetery.

Linda Merle Christian1

F, #19767, b. 29 December 1947, d. 9 January 2021
Father*Clarence Whitfield Christian1 b. 26 Apr 1915, d. 15 Nov 1976
Mother*Bernadine Bessie Leetch1 b. 7 Feb 1920, d. 29 May 2011
Last Edited9 Jan 2021
     She was born on 29 December 1947 at Shelby County, Texas, USA.1
     She died on 9 January 2021 at Texas, USA, at age 73.2

Citations

  1. [S1351] Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, online Texas Birth Index - 1903 - 1997, Linda Merle Christian. Hereinafter cited as TX Birth Index - 1903-1997.
  2. [S2] Personal knowledge/research of Rick Moffat (Mesa, AZ 85207), Cara-Lee and Nori-Lyn both called to let us know that their aunt Linda Bomas died in her sleep. Her husband, Irvin found her this morning.

Charles W Christian1,2

M, #19780, b. 31 August 1867, d. 18 November 1956
Father*Pinckney Whitfield Christian3,4 b. 29 Apr 1839, d. 18 Sep 1910
Mother*Martha Jane Dean4 b. 16 May 1845, d. 4 Aug 1901
Last Edited8 Jun 2018
     He was born on 31 August 1867 at Columbus, Muscogee County, Georgia, USA,5,2,6,4 or in 1867 at Alabama, USA, according to the 1930 census.1 Charles married Ethel Evans Whittlesey on 5 September 1909 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.7,1,5,8
     He died on 18 November 1956 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA, at age 89.5,2 Charles W Christian was buried at Clever Creek Baptist Cemetery, Shelby County, Texas, USA.5,9,10

Census Data

     Charles appeared on the 1870 Federal Census Chattahoochee County, Georgia in the household of his parents, Pinckney Christian and Martha Christian.4

Charles appeared on the 1880 Federal Census Shelby County, Texas in the household of his parents, Pinckney Christian and Martha J Christian, working on the farm.6
Charles W Christian and Ethel Evans Whittlesey appeared on the 1930 U.S. Federal Census of Shelby County, Texas, at Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas, enumerated 8 April 1930, enumerated as a farmer on a general farm. Their children Lela E, Charlie, Winfield, Edith, Dorothy and Bonnie were listed as living with them. As well as his father-in-law, Oscar A Whittlesey.1
     He also went by the name of Charlie Win.5,11,12,13,10
     Charles Wyn Christian was identified as the father of Bonnie Mae Modiz in Bonnie's obituary after her death on 21 March 2011.14

Family

Ethel Evans Whittlesey b. 7 Sep 1887, d. 22 Jun 1968
Marriage*Charles married Ethel Evans Whittlesey on 5 September 1909 at Center, Shelby County, Texas, USA.7,1,5,8 
Children

Citations

  1. [S1359] Charles W Christian household, April 8, 1930 U.S. Census, Washington, DC, USA, Precinct 2, Shelby, Texas; Page: 4A; Enumeration District: 7, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; National Archives and Records Administration Roll: 2390; Image: 228.0.
  2. [S2717] Johnny Martin, online www.ancestry.com, Johnny Martin (Sam Rayburn Lake, TX), downloaded Viewed March 23, 2010, Charles Christian.
  3. [S2717] Johnny Martin, Viewed March 23, 2010, Pinckney Whitfield Christian.
  4. [S2738] Pinckney Christian household, Feb 8, 1870 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, Colemans District 1088, Chattahoochee, Georgia; Page: 73A, Ancestry.com Roll: M593_142; Image: 151.
  5. [S2661] Charlie & Ethel Christian Digital Gravemarker Photo, Digital Gravestone Photos in Rick Moffat's possession, Mesa, Arizona, USA; Rick Moffat, Feb 20, 2010.
  6. [S2747] Pinkney Christian househhold, June 15, 1880 U.S. census, Provo, Utah, USA, District 90, Precinct 4, Sabine, Texas; Page: 63C; Enumeration District: 90, Ancestry.com Roll 1326; Family History Film: 1255326.
  7. [S1358] Various, online www.ancestry.com, automated process by ancestry.com (Utah), downloaded viewed Dec 26, 2006, Ethel Evers Whittlesey
    Born: 7 Sep 1887 in Center, Shelby, Texas, USA
    Died:
    Marriage: 5 Sep 1909 in Center, Shelby, Texas, USA.
  8. [S2671] The Grooms of Shelby County- 1882 - 1999, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Marriages/…, C W Christian and Ethel Whittlesey. Hereinafter cited as Grroms of Shelby County.
  9. [S2121] Mangum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/mangum/…, Christian, Ethel Evans. Hereinafter cited as Mangum Funeral Home.
  10. [S2735] Clever Creek Cemetery, Shelby County, TX, online Billie Julian Christian, Charlie W. & Ethel E. Christian. Hereinafter cited as Clever Creek Cemetery.
  11. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Otterman, Dorothy Ruth Christian     . Hereinafter cited as Magnum Funeral Home.
  12. [S2695] Interview with Millie nee Christian Alford (Houston, TX), by Nori-Lyn Alford nee Moffat, March 13, 2010. Rick Moffat Personal Digital Files (Mesa, Arizona, USA), Charlie Win Christian.
  13. [S2731] Bartle Funeral Home, Shelby County, TX, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Bartle/…, Oliver, Charley. Hereinafter cited as Bartle Funeral Home.
  14. [S8089] Bonnie Modiz, Broussard's Mortuary, Beaumont, TX, about Mar 22, 2011, Obituary: Monnie Mae Modiz née Christian. Hereinafter cited as Broussard's Mortuary.
  15. [S1363] Interview with Bernadine Christian (Center, TX), by Cara-Lee Alford, Dec 28, 2006. Unknown repository (unknown repository address), Whitfield siblings:
    Amy - Randy, Lewis (Lupy), Leslie
    Lela Ehel - David
    Charlsey (Dinky) - Bobby, Ruth & patsy
    Whitfield -
    Edith - Scotter, Susie, Mike, Cherry
    Dorothy
    Bonnie Mae - Kim, Raymond.
  16. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Christian, Clarence Whitfield.
  17. [S2672] Magnum Funeral Home, online http://www.shelbycountytexashistory.org/Shelby/Mangum/…, Martin, Edith LaMerle.