James Robert Christie

Brief Life History of James Robert

When James Robert Christie was born on 22 July 1887, in River Hébert, Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada, his father, Robert Amos Christie, was 50 and his mother, Huldah Jane Read, was 43. He married Helen Catherine Gunn on 29 July 1913, in East River, Chester, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Cumberland, Nova Scotia, Canada for about 10 years and Pictou, Nova Scotia, British Colonial America in 1913. He died on 24 December 1975, in Penticton, Okanagan-Similkameen, British Columbia, Canada, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

James Robert Christie
1887–1975
Helen Catherine Gunn
1886–1983
Marriage: 29 July 1913
Robert Gunn Christie
1914–1943
Isabel Maude Christie
1915–2003
Margaret E Christie
1922–2004
Joyce Mary Christie
1925–1999

Sources (9)

  • James Christie in household of Robert Christie, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • James Robert Christie, "Canada, Nova Scotia Marriages, 1864-1918"
  • James Robert Christie, "British Columbia Death Registrations, 1872-1986"

World Events (4)

1909 · First Canadian Flight

The Silver Dart was the first recorded flight in Canada. It took off from Baddeck, Nova Scotia, on February 23, 1909, and was piloted by John Alexander Douglas McCurdy.

1921 · Racing Schooner Launched

The Bluenose racing schooner was launched on March 26, 1921, in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. It was evident that the ship was nothing like other ships that had been launched.

1945 · HMCS Esquimalt Torpedoed

On April 16, 1945, the HMCS Esquimalt was torpedoed by German U-Boats. Thirty-nine men died, some due to the attack others to exposure to cold. Those that survived were rescued by the Sarnia.

Name Meaning

English (northern) and Scottish: from the personal name Christie, a pet form of Christian , which was used for both men and women, and sometimes perhaps also for the male name Christopher .

American shortened and altered form of the Scandinavian patronymics Christiansen and Christianson .

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

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