News of Seaman Christian.

Wilson Daily Times, 20 August 1945.

Seaman 1st Class Charles Christian was stationed in the Southwest Pacific in 1945.


In the 1930 census of South Union township, Fayette County, Pennsylvania: on Leith Road, Geraldine Christian, 28, born in Virginia, housework; son Charles, 13, born in West Virginia; sister-in-law Carrie, 21, born in West Virginia; and parents Alan Sowers, 43, coal miner, born in West Virginia, and Helen Sowers, 42, born in Virginia.

Charles Christian, 24, married Ada Odell Harris, 26, on 6 March 1940 in Wilson.

In October 1940, Charles Wesley Christian registered for the World War II draft in Winston-Salem, Forsyth County, North Carolina. Per his registration card, he was born 15 July 1915 in Grant Town, West Virginia; lived at 816 East 4th Street, Winston-Salem; his contact was wife Ada Odelle Christian; and he worked for R.J. Reynolds.

In the 1950 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 304 Reid Street, city school janitor Charles Christian, 34; wife Ada O., 36; and children Jacqueline A., 5, Vernon W., 3, and Charles H., 2.


      1. Diane Ellis. Jacqueline was in the St. Alphonsus class that included Carolyn Davis, Maurice Coble, and Faye McClain. Where is Jacqueline now?

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