Charles Kenneth Crist Sr

Brief Life History of Charles Kenneth

When Charles Kenneth Crist Sr was born on 7 August 1897, in Indiana, United States, his father, Charles Arthur Crist, was 24 and his mother, Ada Frances McKee, was 18. He married Viola Lena Finley on 12 October 1919, in Huntington, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Hammond, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1930 and North Township, Lake, Indiana, United States in 1940. He registered for military service in 1918. He died on 19 December 1985, in Saint Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Pinellas Park, Pinellas, Florida, United States.

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Charles Kenneth Crist Sr
Viola Lena Finley
Marriage: 12 October 1919
Francis May Crist
Robert L Crist
Phyllis May Crist
Charles Kenneth Crist Jr

Sources (14)

  • Kenneth Crist, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Charles K Crist, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • Charles K. Crist, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1898 · War with the Spanish

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.


Originally, the area was named the District of the Highlands and it was changed by vote of the property owners to “Fort Thomas” on 6 October 1914.


The Prohibition Era. Sale and manufacture of alcoholic liquors outlawed. A mushrooming of illegal drinking joints, home-produced alcohol and gangsterism.

Name Meaning

English: apparently a nickname from Middle English Crist, Old English Crīst ‘Christ’ (see Christ ), possibly applied as a nickname for someone who played the part of Christ in a pageant.

English: from a pet form of the personal names Christian or Christopher .

Americanized form of German, Dutch, Czech, or Slovak Krist and German or Dutch Christ .

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

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