William Thomas Christian

16 December 1878–26 April 1953 (Age 74)
Georgia, United States

The Life of William Thomas

William Thomas Christian was born on 16 December 1878, in Georgia, United States. He married Tallula Jane Prather on 26 November 1899, in Hart, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in District 201, Elbert, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. He died on 26 April 1953, in Elbert, Georgia, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Elbert, Georgia, United States.

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William Thomas Christian
Tallula Jane Prather
Marriage: 26 November 1899
Maude Irene Christian
Lois Belle Christian
Dessie N Christian
Floyd Thomas Christian
Fred W. Christain
Walton A. Christain
Lula G Christian
John Calvin Coolidge Christian

Spouse and Children

26 November 1899
Hart, Georgia, United States


    Maude Irene Christian


    Lois Belle Christian


    Dessie N Christian



    Fred W. Christain


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.
1893 · The Last Public Hanging in Georgia

Age 15

The last public hanging in Georgia was on September 28, 1893. The General Assembly prohibited public executions in December 1893. Prior to this law, Georgians commonly traveled to witness scheduled public executions.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 20

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.

Name Meaning

English, German, and French: from the personal name Christian, a vernacular form of Latin Christianus ‘follower of Christ’ ( see Christ ). This personal name was introduced into England following the Norman conquest, especially by Breton settlers. It was also used in the same form as a female name.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William T Christian, "United States Census, 1940" Elbert Co., Georgia
  • William T Christian, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Tom Christain, "United States Census, 1920"

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