The Shemwell Family

Curtis William ChristianAge: 64 years18851949

Name
Curtis William Christian
Given names
Curtis William
Surname
Christian
Birth March 7, 1885 34 25
Birth of a brotherRufus A Christian
December 2, 1888 (Age 3 years)
Death of a sisterGracie D Christian
December 7, 1894 (Age 9 years)
Death of a fatherAlbion R Christian
January 15, 1895 (Age 9 years)
Historical Event
Spanish-American War
between April 1898 and August 1898 (Age 13 years)
Note: The Spanish-American War was a conflict in 1898 between Spain and the United States, the result of American intervention in the Cuban War of Independence - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish%E2%80%93American_War
Census March 1, 1905 (Age 19 years)
MarriageHallie Blanche CarrView this family
about 1909 (Age 23 years)

Birth of a daughter
#1Waneta Christian
October 2, 1909 (Age 24 years)
Census April 15, 1910 (Age 25 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2Retha Grace Christian
June 3, 1911 (Age 26 years)
Death of a brotherRufus A Christian
March 17, 1913 (Age 28 years)

Birth of a son
#3Rufus J Christian
March 20, 1913 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a son
#4Curtis William Christian
1915 (Age 29 years)
Marriage of a parentJulius MillerEtta K ShawView this family
February 23, 1916 (Age 30 years)
Historical Event
Polio Epidemic
1916 (Age 30 years)

Note: Over 7,000 deaths and 27,363 cases reported in America's worst polio (infantile paralysis) epidemic - http://goo.gl/ZBEQA1
Death of a motherEtta K Shaw
July 27, 1917 (Age 32 years)
Military
WW1 Draft
September 10, 1918 (Age 33 years)
Historical Event
World War I
between 1917 and November 1918 (Age 31 years)

Note: The United States enters 'The Great War' where more than nine million combatants were killed- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_I
Historical Event
Spanish Influenza Epidemic
1918 (Age 32 years)

Note: Spanish Influenza killed over 500,000 people in the United States, and somewhere between 20 and 40 million in what has been cited as the most devastating epidemic in history - http://virus.stanford.edu/uda/
Birth of a son
#5Harold Griffith Christian
May 16, 1919 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonCurtis William Christian
November 27, 1919 (Age 34 years)
Death of a sonRufus J Christian
November 29, 1919 (Age 34 years)
Census January 8, 1920 (Age 34 years)
Birth of a son
#6Howard Dale Christian
December 8, 1921 (Age 36 years)
Birth of a daughter
#7Barbara J Christian
November 27, 1928 (Age 43 years)
Historical Event
The Great Depression
October 1929 (Age 44 years)

Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Depression
Census April 5, 1930 (Age 45 years)
Birth of a grandson
#1Leslie Alvin Wilson Jr.
September 23, 1931 (Age 46 years)
Marriage of a childDaniel R CrossRetha Grace ChristianView this family
December 24, 1934 (Age 49 years)
Birth of a grandson
#2James Bryan “Jim” Wilson
October 16, 1937 (Age 52 years)
Census April 25, 1940 (Age 55 years)
Historical Event
World War II
between December 1941 and August 1945 (Age 56 years)

Note: The United States enters World War II after the attack at Pearl Harbor, a global war that involved the vast majority of the world's nations and including all of the great powers - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/World_War_II
Historical Event
Vietnam War
between 1946 and 1975 (Age 60 years)
Note: The Vietnam War was a long, costly armed conflict that pitted the communist regime of North Vietnam and its southern allies, known as the Viet Cong, against South Vietnam and its principal ally, the United States. The divisive war, increasingly unpopular at home, ended with the withdrawal of U.S. forces in 1973 and the unification of Vietnam under Communist control two years later. More than 3 million people, including 58,000 Americans, were killed in the conflict. - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vietnam_War
Death July 22, 1949 (Age 64 years)
Burial
Cemetery: Greenwood Cemetery
Last change July 29, 201915:36:54

by: Barry Shemwell
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: July 23, 1876Johnson, Missouri, United States
6 years
elder sister
Gracie D Christian
Birth: February 3, 1882 31 22
Death: December 7, 1894Kansas, United States
3 years
himself
4 years
younger brother
Rufus A Christian
Birth: December 2, 1888 38 29Holden, Johnson, Missouri, United States
Death: March 17, 1913
Mother’s family with Julius Miller - View this family
step-father
Julius Miller
Birth: 1864Tennessee, United States
Death: March 26, 1950Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
mother
Marriage: February 23, 1916Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Family with Hallie Blanche Carr - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: about 1909
9 months
daughter
Waneta Christian
Birth: October 2, 1909 24 22Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 27, 2003Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
20 months
daughter
Retha Grace Christian
Birth: June 3, 1911 26 23Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: July 13, 2002Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
22 months
son
Rufus J Christian
Birth: March 20, 1913 28 25Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 29, 1919Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
3 years
son
Curtis William Christian
Birth: 1915 29 27Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 27, 1919Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
4 years
son
Harold Griffith Christian
Birth: May 16, 1919 34 31Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: November 16, 2010Rowlett, Dallas, Texas, United States
3 years
son
Howard Dale Christian
Birth: December 8, 1921 36 34Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: April 17, 1996Topeka, Shawnee, Kansas, United States
7 years
daughter
Barbara J Christian
Birth: November 27, 1928 43 41Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States
Death: August 15, 1998Council Grove, Morris, Kansas, United States

Curtis William Christian has 19 first cousins recorded

Census1905 Kansas State - Census transcript - Etta C Shaw - Household

Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Christian, EttaheadFW42WdVirdenIL
Christian, CurtissonMW21SHoldenMO
Christian, RufussonMW16SHoldenMO

link shows birthplace? -b

Census1910 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

Gustin Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameRelationSexRaceAgeCondMarrCHBCHLBPFBPMBPImmNatLangOccupationIndEmpUnempUnempRWSchHomeMortFarmCWBlindDeaf
Christian, CurtisheadMW25M11MOMOILBrakemanRailroad
Christian, HalliewifeFW22M1111KSINOH
Christian, WanetadaughterFW6mSKSMOKS

Census1920 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

10th. Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameRelationHomeMortSexRaceAgeConditionImmNatNatYSchoolRWBPLangFBPFather langMBPMother langEngOccupationIndEmp
Christian, Curtis WheadMW33MMOMOMOBrakemanRailroad
Christian, B HalliewifeFW32MKSINOH
Christian, WanetadaughterFW10SKSMOKS
Christian, RethadaughterFW8SKSMOKS
Christian, HaroldsonMW9mSKSMOKS

Kids parents birthplace are all wrong -b

Census1930 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

130 S. Tenth Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameRelationHomeV/RRadioFarmSexRaceAgeCondAMSchoolR/WBPFBPMBPLangImmNatEngOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkUnempVetWar
Christian, Curtis WheadMW44MMOMOMOConductorSteam Railroad
Christian, HalliewifeFW42MKSINOH
Christian, RethadaughterFW18SKSMOKS
Christian, HaroldsonMW10SKSMOKS
Christian, HowardsonMW8MKSMOKS
Christian, BarbaradaughterFW1-4mS22KSMOKS

Census1940 United States - Census transcript - Curtis William Christian - Household

130 S. Tenth Street Council Grove, Morris, Kansas

NameInfoRelationInfoHomeV/RFarmSexRaceAgeCondSchoolR/WBPCityCountyStateOccupationIndustryCodeEmpWorkWagesVetWar
Christian, Curtis WXheadMW55MMOsame houseConductorSteam Railroad
Christian, Hallie BwifeFW52MKSsame house
Christian, Harold GsonMW20SKSsame houseAttendantgasoline service station
Christian, Howard DsonMW18MKSsame houseWaiterConfectionary
Christian, Barbara JdaughterFW11SKSsame house