Isaac Albert Christopher, a resident of Umatilla County for 78 years, died in his sleep early Sunday in Pendleton, where he resided at 908 SE Byers Ave. Death came to the former wheat farmer at the age of 84.
He was born at Hancock, Mich., Dec. 15, 1870. At the age of six, he came with his parents, Peter and Johanna Christopher, on the first continental train to San Francisco and by boat to Astoria and Umatilla County where his parents homesteaded on land four miles west of Adams.
He married Sophia Planting of Adams on October 31, 1897. Mr. Christopher was particularly interested in schools, having been an active supporter of a country school on his property.
The Christopher’s moved to Pendleton after he retired from active farming. He had been in poor health for 10 years but his fortitude and insistence on being active had kept him busy without complaint about his illness.
Surviving are the widow, Sophia M. [Planting] of Pendleton; three sons, Alvin of Adams, Walney and Frank of Pendleton; two daughters, Mrs. Ernest Timmerman of Pendleton and Mrs. John C. Wilsey of Pilot Rock; a sister, Wendia Bailey of Monterey Park, Calif.; and seven grandchildren.
Contributed by: Shelli Steedman