Vale G. Christopher

Brief Life History of Vale G.

When Vale G. Christopher was born on 5 August 1911, in Illinois, United States, his father, Earl Carlos Christopher, was 26 and his mother, Merle Mable Ruyle, was 23. He lived in Carleton, Thayer, Nebraska, United States in 1920 and Shipman, Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1930. He died in September 1986, in Madison, Illinois, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Valhalla Memorial Park, Godfrey, Madison, Illinois, United States.

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Vale G. Christopher
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Sources (3)

  • Vale Christopher in household of Earl Christopher, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Vale Christopher, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Vale G Christopher in household of Earl C Christopher, "United States Census, 1920"

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Grace Wilbur Trout was elected president of the Chicago Political Equality League and started her presidency by making sure that each senate district was supporting suffrage for women. A few months later, the bill was up for voting in the state. Trout and her team went as far as to get male voters from their homes. The bill passed giving Women the right to vote for President of the Nation and all local offices not in the Illinois Constitution.


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Name Meaning

English, German, West Indian (mainly Trinidad and Tobago, Antigua and Barbuda, and British Virgin Islands), and African (mainly Nigeria and Tanzania): from the English and German personal name Christopher, from Greek Christophoros ‘Christ-bearing’ (see Christ 1). This was borne by a rather obscure 3rd-century Christian martyr. His name was relatively common among early Christians, who desired to bear Jesus 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. Despite the widespread veneration and depiction of this saint, this was not a very common personal name in medieval England, and may in some instances have a habitational origin, for someone living for example in Saint Christopher parish (Saint Christopher le Stocks, London). In North America, the English form of the surname has absorbed the German variant Christoffer and cognates from other languages, e.g. Hungarian Kristóf and Czech, Slovak, Slovenian, and Croatian Krištof (see Kristof ). The usual German form of the name is Christoph .

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

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