William Andrew Christopher

9 June 1915–September 1984 (Age 69)
Abbeville, S.C.

The Life of William Andrew

When William Andrew Christopher was born on 9 June 1915, his father, Hoyt David Christopher, was 22 and his mother, Sallie Mae Ponder, was 17. He married Doris Ramona Burbage on 7 December 1946, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. He lived in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States in 1920 and Abbeville Township, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States for about 5 years. He died in September 1984, in Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 69.

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William Andrew Christopher
Doris Ramona Burbage
Marriage: 7 December 1946
Brian Kieth Christopher
Sheldon Scott Christopher

Spouse and Children

7 December 1946
Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Hoyt David Christopher





World Events (8)

1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 1

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.
1916 · Anthony Crawford Lynched

Age 1

South Carolina native, father to 13 children, and a local farmer, Anthony Crawford, is lynched on October 21, 1916, in Abbeyville, South Carolina. The lynching is followed after Crawford has an arguement with a white storekeeper.
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 20

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Greek: Signifying Christ's bearer or carrier. Kitto and Kittoe are Cornish forms of Kit, for Christopher. Christabel and Christobella are derived from the Cristobal, the Spanish form of Christopher. Custefre is an Anglo-Norman form of Christopher. Gillecriosd is the Gaelic form of Christopher, but it really means "servant of Christ."

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Sources (2)

  • William A Christopher in household of Joe W Hughes, "United States Census, 1940"
  • William A Christopher in household of Hoyt Christopher, "United States Census, 1920"

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