Henry Allen Christopher

about 1848–29 October 1894 (Age 46)
Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada

The Life Summary of Henry Allen

When Henry Allen Christopher was born about 1848, in Liverpool, Queens, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Edward Burke Christopher, was 30 and his mother, Lydia M Parker, was 26. He married Margaret LeCain Ritchie on 23 January 1872, in Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 4 sons. He lived in Massachusetts, United States in 1870 and Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada in 1872. He died on 29 October 1894, in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 46, and was buried in Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Henry Allen Christopher
about 1848–1894
Margaret LeCain Ritchie
1845–1922
Marriage: 23 January 1872
Edward Earnest Christopher
1874–
Henry Whitman Christopher
1875–1875
William Hinckley Christopher
1884–1885
Robie A. Christopher
1888–1889

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    23 January 1872Annapolis Royal, Annapolis, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • Children

    (4)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1863
    Age 15
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
    1869
    Age 21
    ""
    1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii
    Age 27
    In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English, German, West Indian (mainly Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and British Virgin Islands), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the English and German personal name Christopher, from Greek Christophoros ‘Christ-bearing’ (see Christ 1). This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century Christian martyr. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear Jesus Christ metaphorically with them in their daily lives. Subsequently, the name was explained by a folk etymology according to which the saint carried the infant Christ across a ford and so became the patron saint of travelers. Despite the widespread veneration and depiction of this saint, this was not a very common personal name in medieval England, and may in some instances have a habitational origin, for someone living for example in Saint Christopher parish (Saint Christopher le Stocks, London). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed the German variant Christoffer and cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Kristóf and Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Krištof (see Kristof ). The usual German form of the name is Christoph .

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Hristov
    Kristof
    Krysiak
    Krzysiak
    Christoph
    Faletti
    Krzycki
    Christopherson
    Cristofaro
    Krizan
    Christ
    Kristo
    Kitto
    Folino
    Kitson
    Krisko
    Cristobal
    Christophersen
    Christoffer
    Christofferson
    Christophe
    Krstic
    Kryszak
    Christoffersen
    Christos

    Sources (28)

    • Henry A. Christopher in entry for William H. Christopher, "Massachusetts Births, 1841-1915"
    • Henry Christopher in household of Edmund Christopher, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Henry Allen Christopher, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"

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