Christian Ingram Meister

12 April 1894–29 June 1969 (Age 75)
Vincennes, Lee, Iowa, United States

The Life of Christian Ingram

When Christian Ingram Meister was born on 12 April 1894, in Vincennes, Lee, Iowa, United States, his father, Christian Henry Meister, was 32 and his mother, Gertrude Wilsey, was 30. He married Susan Idella Conlee on 1 September 1914, in Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. He lived in Keokuk, Lee, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Lincoln Township, Clark, Missouri, United States for about 20 years. He registered for military service in 1919. He died on 29 June 1969, in Lee, Florida, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Fort Myers Memorial Gardens, Fort Myers, Lee, Florida, United States.

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Family Time Line

Christian Ingram Meister
Susan Idella Conlee
Marriage: 1 September 1914
Mary Gertrude Meister

Spouse and Children

1 September 1914
Kahoka, Clark, Missouri, United States


    Mary Gertrude Meister


Parents and Siblings

    Christian Henry Meister






    Geraldine Meister


    Ingram P. Meister


World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 2

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · Florida Involvement in Spanish-American War

Age 4

Florida played a critical role during the Spanish-American War. The port of Tampa saw the arrival of over 30,000 troops; this traffic resulted in the small town experiencing massive growth and becoming a city. Cuban-Americans across the state also helped with raising money and support for the war.
1914 · Florida Involvement in World War I

Age 20

Florida contributed to World War I in several ways. The state's open land and warm climate made for a great military training location. Additional technological and agricultural developments took place in Florida as well. Roughly 42,030 Floridians joined the troops during 1917 and 1918.

Name Meaning

German and Jewish (Ashkenazic): status name for someone who was master of his craft, from Middle High German meister ‘master’ (from Latin magister). The surname Meister is established throughout central Europe; in Poland it is also spelled Majster. As an Ashkenazic Jewish surname it denoted a rabbi as a leading figure in a Jewish community.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ingrim Meister, "Iowa State Census, 1905"
  • Ingram C Meister in household of Gertrude Meister, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Christian J Meister in household of Christian Meister, "Iowa State Census, 1895"

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