IDA AGNES GRIFFIN (WILLIAM HENRY, GEORGE GRAHAM, WILLIAM HENRY) was born 23 July 1872 in
Davenport, Scott County, Iowa, and died 04 September 1967 in Overton, Rusk Co., TX. She married CHARLES EAGLETON CHRISTIAN
January 1895 in Texas, son of CHARLES CHRISTIAN and MINERVA MC DONALD. He was born 25 March 1865 in Hopkins County, Missouri,
and died 26 June 1934 in Overton, Rusk Co., TX.
More About IDA AGNES GRIFFIN:
Christening: 04 August 1872, Davenport, Scott County, Iowa
Notes for CHARLES EAGLETON CHRISTIAN:
Overton History Centenial
Charles E. Christian
Charles E. Christian was born in Hopkins County, Mo., March 25, 1865, son of Charles Louis
Christian and Minerva McDonald Christian. They came to Rusk County eight years later and settled in Millville, south of Henderson
in 1873. After two years they moved and settled near Overton. Here Mr. Christian grew up, attending the schools near his home,
and began his farming activities. He was one of the largest cotton planters of his day. Soon he began trading in cotton and
operated a gin.
Mr. Christian married Miss Ida Griffin, daughter of Mrs. D. B. Griffin, a widow of Overton.
They had five children, Clarence O. Christian, deceased, Bonnie Mae Christian Dean, deceased, Gordon Christian, Cleo Christian
Proctor and Berti Christian, deceased. Mrs. Christian was at all times a helpmate to her husband, sharing his ideals and ambitions,
making a happy home for the family.
Mr. Christian was a member of the Baptist Church at Pirtle. His hobbies were fishing and fox
Mr. Christian died in June of 1934 and Mrs. Christian died in Septermber, 1967.
More About CHARLES EAGLETON CHRISTIAN:
Burial: Overton Cemetery, Overton, Rusk Co., TX
Children of IDA GRIFFIN and CHARLES CHRISTIAN are:
1. CLARENCE OREN CHRISTIAN,
b. 1896; d. March 1944, Overton, Rusk Co., TX.
2. BONNIE MAE CHRISTIAN,
b. 24 November 1903; d. 29 May 1954, Overton, Rusk Co., TX;Buried in Block 1 of the Old Section of the Overton
m. WILLIAM W. DEAN.
3. ALTA CLEO CHRISTIAN,
b. 29 April 1909; d. 01 July 1979; Burial: Overton Cemetery, Overton, Rusk Co., TX
m. S. Q. PROCTOR. S.Q. was the preacher at Sexton City in between Overton and Kilgore. After Aunt Cleo's
Death He moved to Mesquite where he also had a Church. I remember S.Q. and Aunt Cleo very well. Aunt Cleo loved birds and
had some in the living room. One black one who talked. Also A large salt and pepper colection along with a large shil which
one of her son's made. They lived in a nice brick home on a farm where they also had cows.
4. BERTIE LEONA CHRISTIAN,
b. 05 July 1914; d. 26 October Burial: Overton Cemetery, Overton, Rusk Co., TX1957;
5. GORDON CLIFFORD CHRISTIAN,
6. DELIA BEATRICE CHRISTIAN,
b. 11 October 1898; d. 07 March 1906. Buried Row 9 Block 1 of the Old Section of the Overton Cemetery.
7. MYRTLE IONE CHRISTIAN,
b. 19 October 1900; d. 17 November 1912, Overton, Rusk Co., TX.Buried in Row 9 Block of Old Section of the
8. OLLIE LORINE CHRISTIAN,
b. 21 October 1910; d. 14 November 1912.