Millard Joseph Christopher

8 October 1891–20 December 1953 (Age 62)
Elliott Township, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States

The Life of Millard Joseph

When Millard Joseph Christopher was born on 8 October 1891, in Elliott Township, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States, his father, John J. Christopher, was 29 and his mother, Katherine Helgeson, was 21. He lived in Letcher, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States for about 10 years. He died on 20 December 1953, in Elliott Township, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Letcher, Sanborn, South Dakota, United States.

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John J. Christopher
Katherine Helgeson
Ida Margrethe Christopher
Millard Joseph Christopher
Harry Christopher
Ida Margrethe Elida Christopher
Harry Immanuel Christopher
Elsie Viola Christopher

Parents and Siblings

    John J. Christopher


    Katherine Helgeson




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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 5

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 · War with the Spanish

Age 7

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 17

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.

Name Meaning

English: from a medieval personal name which ostensibly means ‘bearer of Christ’, Latin Christopherus, Greek Khristophoros, from Khristos ‘Christ’. Compare Christian + -pher-, -phor- ‘carry’. This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century martyred saint. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear 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. In this guise he was enormously popular in the Middle Ages, and many inns were named with the sign of St. Christopher. In some instances the surname may have derived originally from residence at or association with such an inn. As an American family name, Christopher has absorbed cognates from other continental European languages. (For forms, see Hanks and Hodges 1988 .)

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

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  • Millard J Christopher in household of Catharine Christopher, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Millard J Christopher in household of Harry I Christopher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Millard J Christopher in household of John J Christopher, "United States Census, 1900"

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