Surname: Christie

Progressive Men of Western Colorado

This manuscript in it’s basic form is a volume of 948 biographies of prominent men and women, all leading citizens of Western Colorado. Western Colorado in this case covers the counties of: Archuleta, Chaffee, Delta, Eagle, Garfield, Gunnison, Hinsdale, La Plata, Lake, Mesa, Mineral, Moffat, Montezuma, Montrose, Ouray, Pitkin, Rio Blanco, Routt, San Juan, and San Miguel.

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History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa

History of Kossuth, Hancock, and Winnebago Counties, Iowa together with sketches of their cities, villages and townships, educational, civil, military and political history; portraits of prominent persons, and 641 biographies of representative citizens. Also included is a history of Iowa embracing accounts of the pre-historic races, and a brief review of its civil and military history.

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Biography o fHon. W. J. Christie

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now We first saw “Edgar Place,” the residence of Hon. W. J. Christie, in the month of March, 1879. Deep snow still covered the ground, and the trees, with the exception of ever greens, were destitute of leaves; but it hardly required a poet’s eye, “in a fine frenzy rolling,” to picture the beauties of the spot, when clothed in all the pomp of mid summer. An artist had just been there, sketching “Edgar Place” and other beautiful points of scenery with which Brockville abounds, and the Canadian Illustrated News of May 17, 1879, contained views of “Villas at River’s Cliff” (Brockville), “Edgar Place,” a portrait of Mr. Christie, and a sketch of his life. Most of the sketch we reproduce, it being a good picture of his experience in “roughing it” in hyperborean regions, he being long connected with the Hudson Bay Company, and perfectly familiar with the vast country composing the ” great North West.” “The father of our subject entered the Hudson Bay Company’s service in 1809, and rose rapidly, being a Chief Factor in 1821, when the Hudson Bay and Northwest Companies amalgamated. He was subsequently in charge of York Factory, Moose and Fort Garry, and for many years Governor of the Assiniboine District, now Manitoba. He retired in 1849 and died in...

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Biography of Hon. David Christie

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now Senator Christie, son of Robert Christie, of the Christies of Durie, Fifeshire, Scotland, was born in Edinburgh, in October, 1818. His mother was Jean McGeorge, daughter of Rev. William McGeorge, minister of Mid-Calder, near Edinburgh, and granddaughter of Rev. John Hepburn, mentioned in Scotch church history. He was educated in the high school, Edinburgh; came to Canada in 1833, with his father, and after living twenty-five years in South Dumfries, removed to the township of Brantford, having been long engaged extensively in farming and stock raising. He has been a member of the Board of Agriculture and of the Council of the Agricultural Association since its formation, thirty years ago; is chairman of the Commission of Ontario School of Agriculture; president of the American Shorthorn Breeders’ Association, and was many years ago president of the Agricultural Association of Upper Canada. He is one of the best known agriculturists and cattle breeders in the Province. Mr. Christie sat for many years in the senate of the University of Toronto, and was vice-president of the constitutional reform association, Toronto, in 1859. He sat for Wentworth in the Canadian Parliament from 1851 to 1854, and for East Brant from 1855 to 1858, when he resigned, and was elected to the Erie division, L. C., which he represented until the...

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Biographical Sketch of E. B. Christie

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now E. B. Christie was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, March 10, 1851; son of J. B. and Letha Christie, nee Bohannon, both natives of Kentucky. His parents came to Missouri in 1853 and lived in Daviess county till 1862, then removed to Harrison county, where they still reside. Young Christie was a diligent student and at the age of eighteen qualified himself for teaching which calling he followed very successfully in Daviess and Harrison counties. He was the first teacher in Pattonsburg of which he is now mayor. On August 20th, 1876, he married Miss Marv E. Best, a native of Noda way county, born February 25, 1858. Her father was killed in 1862 in Nodaway county by persons claiming to be Union soldiers, and her mother died in 1860. Two children have been the fruits of this union; namely, Ernest E., born December 20, 1878; and Eva May, born June 15, 1881. Mr. Christie has served his township as assessor and is an active, public spirited man and takes a lead in educational matters. After his marriage he engaged in the mercantile business and erected the first stone building in Elm Flat, continuing in this business till February 1; 1881. He is now engaged in erecting a large bnsiness house in the town of Pattonsburg....

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Obituary of William Roy Christie

Discover your family's story. Enter a grandparent's name to get started. Start Now William Roy Christie went to be with the Lord on July 6, 2008, in Ontario, Ore., at the age of 82. Bill was born Dec 9, 1925, in Colorado Springs, Colo., to Clarence and Sadie (Mittan) Christie, the youngest of five children. The family moved frequently, eventually ending up in Yakima, Wash., when Bill was a teenager. On Oct 29, 1944, he married Sarah “Ruth” Walker and they made Yakima their home. After completing military service in World War II he worked as a painter with his father-in-law and became acquainted with Bud Buele who taught him to repair cars. He worked for Bud for a few years before starting his own business, Bill Christie’s Garage in 1954. Ill health forced him to sell the business to his son Ben in 1974, moving to Baker City, Ore. They purchased 10 wooded acres in “Stices Gulch” east of Baker City and put a mobile home on the property. Their home was a wonderful gathering spot for the family who loved hiking, fishing, and riding snowmobiles, and ATV’s right from the front door. Ruth passed away in 1997 and Bill married Jessie Butterfield in 1999. They bought a home in town where they lived until moving to Ontario in 2006. Bill is survived by a daughter Willa Ruth...

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