William Wilson, the pioneer ancestor of this family, emigrated from Stewardstown, County of Tyrone, Ireland, in 1732, when 19 years of age. The Town of Stewardstown is in the parish of Donagheny in the province of Ulster and eighty-two miles northwest of Dublin, long noted for its very superior linen cloth.
The series contains original affidavits of registration that record personal information about each registrant, their photograph affixed to the majority of documents, and the registrants fingerprints. All of these are specific to Kansas, and most have the actual documents attached.
La Grande, Oregon Myrtle Geneva Christopher, 88, of La Grande, died Aug. 14 at a local care center. At her request there will be no public services. Daniels Chapel of the Valley is in charge of arrangements. Myrtle was born on Nov. 15, 1918, to Jasper and America Selby in Comanche, Okla. She began school in Oklahoma and finished in Los Angeles. She worked for Douglas Aircraft in Santa Monica, Calif., as an inspector until her retirement. On July 21, 1956, she married Gordon Woodrow Christopher. After her retirement, the couple spent much of their time in Kingman, Ariz. She
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.
East Oregonian, January 15, 1988 Memorial funeral services for Walney A. Christopher will be held at the Greasewood Finnish Church, 12 miles northeast of Pendleton, on Saturday at 2 p.m. Graveside services will be held at 10 a.m., prior to the memorial services, at Olney Cemetery with vault interment. Christopher, 86, of Pendleton, died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1988, at Delamarter Care Center in Pendleton. He was born Sept. 24, 1901, at Adams, son of Isaac and Sophia Planting Christopher. He farmed most of his life in the Greasewood area north of Pendleton. Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Mrs. Mervin) Swearingen
East Oregonian, November 14, 1904 Peter Christopher, aged 69 years, died Sunday [November 13, 1904] at 10 p.m., on his farm, 12 miles northeast of Pendleton and five and a half miles west of Adams, from an obscure liver disease. There were present at the death, his children as follows: his sons, J. H., of Pullman, Wash., and I. A. of Adams; his daughters, Mrs. Amelia Davis, who lives four miles north of Pendleton, Mrs. Amanda Larson, of Pullman, Wash., and Miss Johanna, whose home has been with her father. Another daughter, Mrs. Eva Johnson of Seattle, could not be
Funeral for Mrs. Isaac (Sophia Maria) Christopher, 89, who died Monday [November 25, 1963] at Hirsche’s Nursing Home here, will be Friday. Notice is on page 4 today. Born in Calumet, Mich., June 22, 1874, she came to the Adams area at the age of four with her parents who homesteaded in that section of Umatilla County. She married Oct. 31, 1897, and she and her husband later moved to Pendleton. She was active in the Apostolic Lutheran church, holding offices of secretary or treasurer all her mature life. Survivors are sons, Walney A. and Franklin A., both Pendleton; Alvin
Mrs. Anna Josephine Christopher of Adams, died this morning at St. Anthony’s Hospital. Born in Centerville, Wash. in 1903, she had lived in Oregon 25 years. She leaves her husband Walney Christopher, a son, Donald L. Christopher, a daughter, Elizabeth E. Christopher; a father, Wilhelm Basi; three brothers, Elmer, Arthur, and Ernest Basi. Funeral services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at Folsom’s with the Rev. E. M. Butenshon officiating. [Interment Olney Cemetery] East Oregonian, July 2, 1947 Contributed by: Shelli Steedman