William Christian (1885 - 1917)

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Plymouth Naval Memorial 23.,
United Kingdom

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Rank: Skipper
Regiment: Royal Naval Reserve
Unit/ship/squadron: h.m. Trawler euston.

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Elmer G Christian

Elmer G Christian

Arthur Henry Christian

Arthur Henry Christian

Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana

Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana

Mary Catharine Christian Graham Cook, WV

Mary Catharine Christian Graham Cook, WV

John & Ellen Greenwood

John & Ellen Greenwood

Margaret Quilliam Christian's Funeral Flowers

Margaret Quilliam Christian's Funeral Flowers

Oliver Christian

Oliver Christian

William Jesse Christian

William Jesse Christian

Frank, Sallie & Lucille Norris

Frank, Sallie & Lucille Norris

Two young children

Two young children

James Olen Christian

James Olen Christian

James Cortez Christian

James Cortez Christian

Bessie Josephine Edwards Christian

Bessie Josephine Edwards Christian

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Hubert Charles CHRISTIAN Elmer G Christian Arthur Henry Christian Sargent Higginbotham's Children, Louisiana

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1885 - In the year that William Christian was born, on February 16th, the first Dow Jones Industrial Average was published by Charles Dow, who also founded the Wall Street Journal. The index was 62.76. It represented 12 stocks - American Cotton Oil, American Sugar, American Tobacco, Chicago Gas, Distilling & Cattle Feeding, General Electric, Laclede Gas, National Lead, North American, Tennessee Coal and Iron, U.S. Leather pfd. and U.S. Rubber.

1899 - When he was only 14 years old, the meaning of Chinese "oracle bones" was rediscovered. Farmers in China had been turning up the bones in their fields for generations but most often they were ground up and sold as medicine. The chancellor of the Imperial Academy and a friend noticed, before they ground the bones, that they had writing. The bones had been used around the second millennium BC for divination.

1904 - He was 19 years old when the United States acquired the Panama Canal Zone. Now an unincorporated territory of the U.S., the Canal Zone had been previously held by the French, who were constructing a canal. The U.S. took over the construction of the Panama Canal and it was finally finished in 1914, when it was opened to commercial shipping. The United States held the Canal Zone until 1979.

1907 - William was 22 years old when the Monongah coal mining disaster occurred on December 6th, happening at the Fairmont Coal Company’s No. 6 and No. 8 mines.. Over 361 miners were killed. Because there was no breathing apparatus at the time to help rescuers, recovery efforts were greatly hampered. It is considered the worst mining disaster in American history and led to government oversight in mining practices.

1917 - In the year of William Christian's passing, in April, the U.S. entered World War I, declaring war against Germany. President Wilson had previously declared neutrality in the war - a position supported by the majority of Americans - but after Germany declared that they would sink all ships trading with Great Britain and sunk U.S. ships, public opinion began to change. Then the Lusitania was sunk, killing 1,201 - including 128 Americans - and more U.S. ships were sunk. The U.S. could stand aside no longer.

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William Christian died on February 12, 1917 at 32 years old. There is no listed cause of death. He was buried in Plymouth Naval Memorial 23., United Kingdom. He was born around 1885. There is no information about William's immediate family.

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