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John Jackson (Frances Catherine Kesgard) Christison Family Group Sheet

Contributed by Darlene Christison Mingus, Ola, Idaho
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Family Group Record
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Husband: John Jackson Christison
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      Birth: 1 Mar 1894    Lebo, Coffey Co., Kansas                
      Census: 1900          Coffey Co., Key West Twp., Kansas      
      Census: 1910          Coffey Co., Key West Twp., Kansas, Roll 
Immigration: 1916          Coffey Co., Kansas to Idaho            
  Homestead: 1916          Brownlee, Idaho                        
Military Orders: 23 Feb 1918    Found Phsically Fit for Army            
        Misc: bet 1918-1918  World War 1 Veteran-US Army            
Military Orders: 9 Jul 1918    July Draft Training to US Army          
    Military: 21 Nov 1918    Fort Lewis, Washington                  
      Census: 1920          Ada Co., Intermountain Precinct, Idaho. 
Land Entries: 7 Feb 1922    Boise Co., Brownlee, Idaho              
      Census: 1930          Emmett, Gem Co., 122 Bramwell Precinct, 
        Misc: bet 1937-1943  Lost Thumb-roping calves                
      Death: 15 Dec 1969    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
      Burial: 18 Dec 1969    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Riverside Cemeter
  Occupation:                Drove Streetcar in Boise                
    Marriage: 19 Nov 1927    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
      Father: Charles Tolen "Toley" Christison (b 27 Jul 1854)
      Mother: Maggie Docia Cox (b 11 Apr 1868)
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Wife: Frances Catherine Kesgard
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      Birth: 12 Jan 1904    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
    Baptism: aft 12 Jan 1904Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
      Census: 1910          Canyon Co., 30 Emmett Precinct, Idaho  
      Census: 1920          Gem Co., 90 Bramwell Precinct, Idaho    
        Misc: 1920          Hawley's History of Idaho  Vol. 111.    
    Picture: 1925          Taught at Laural School before she married
  Occupation: bet 1927-1979  School Teacher-Jacknife School          
    Picture: 1945          Mom taught at Stack Rock School above Bo
    Picture: 1946          Taught at White Cross School            
      Death: 13 Sep 1979    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
      Burial: 17 Sep 1979    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Riverside Cemeter
        Misc:                Idaho Pioneer Certificate #291-Christen 
  Education:                College of Idaho                        
    Tax List:                                                        
    Picture:                Taught at Letha                        
      Father: James Andrew Kesgard\Kjaersgaard (b 11 Mar 1878)
      Mother: Mary Elizabeth Gardner (b 18 Apr 1877)
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Children
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 1 F Patricia Louise Christison
      Birth: 26 Nov 1928    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
      Death: 11 Jul 1982    Diamond Lake, Oregon                    
      Burial: 14 Jul 1982    Myrtle Creek, Oregon                    
      Spouse: George Rhodes (m 23 Dec 1947)                                 
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 2 F   Geraldine Ruth "Jerry" Christison
	LIVING
                     
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 3 M Everett James Christison
      Birth: 24 Nov 1932    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
        Misc: abt 1950      EJC                                    
      Death: 1 Jun 1993    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
Cause of Death: 1 Jun 1993    Brain Anuerysm                          
    Cremated: 4 Jun 1993    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
Memorial Servic: 4 Jun 1993    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho-Alden Waggoner Cha
      Burial:                                                        
      Spouse: Mary Ann Zimmerman (m 30 Oct 1954)                    
      Spouse: Sandra Lee (Nickelson) Shambaugh (m 29 Nov 1980)      
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 4 M  	Ernest Tolen Christison
	LIVING              
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 5 M Marilyn Lucille Christison
      Birth: 8 Feb 1936    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
      Death: 25 Nov 2005    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
Cause of Death: 25 Nov 2005    Cancer                                  
      Burial: 30 Nov 2005    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Riverside Cemeter
      Spouse: Verel Lewis Howard (m 4 Feb 1956)                      
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 6 M Jack (Leon Jackson) Christison
      Birth: 30 Apr 1937    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Webb Nursing Home
      Death: 2 Mar 2009    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho-St. Luke's Hospita
    Cremated: aft 2 Mar 2009 Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
Cause of Death: Complication  Boise, Ada Co., Idaho-St. Luke's Hospita
      Burial:                                                        
      Spouse: Donna Jean McNut (m 12 Aug 1955)                      
      Spouse: Deanna Smoke St.Germaine (m abt 1970)                  
      Spouse: Ruth Garrett (m abt 1971)                              
      Spouse: Sherrill Donna  "Sherry" Hicks Watson (m 3 Feb 1973)  
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 7 M Raymond Larry "Larry" Christison
      Birth: 30 Apr 1937    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Webb Nursing Home
      Death: 8 Aug 1937    Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho                  
Cause of Death: Whooping Coug  Emmett, Gem Co, Idaho                  
      Burial:                Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho-Riverside Cemeter
    Marriage:                                                        
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 8 M   Ronald Eugene Christison	
	LIVING         
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 9 M Baby Boy (stillborn) Christison
      Birth: 6 Nov 1941    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
      Death: 6 Nov 1941    Boise, Ada Co., Idaho                  
      Burial:                Boise, Idaho-Morris Hill Cemetery      
    Marriage:                                                        
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10 F   Darlene (Mary Darlene) Christison
	LIVING          
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Prepared 20 Apr 2012 by:
Darlene Mingus




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FAMILY NOTES
Marriage(1): 

HUSBAND NOTES: John Jackson Christison
Birth(2): 
Census(3): 
Census(4): 
Immigration(5): 
Homestead(6): 
Military Orders(7): 
Misc(5):  
Military Orders(7): 
Military(8): 
Census(9): 
Land Entries(10): 
Census(11): 
Misc(5): 
Death(5): 
Burial(5): 
Occupation(5): 
General(5,12): 





WIFE NOTES: Frances Catherine Kesgard
Birth(5): 
Baptism(13): 
Census(14): 
Census(15): 
Misc(16): 
Picture(17): 
Occupation(18): 
Picture(19): 
Picture(17): 
Death(5): 
Burial(5): 
Misc(20): 
Education(5): 
Picture(17): 
General(12): 

CHILD NOTES: Patricia Louise Christison
Birth(21): 
Death(5): 
Burial(5): 
Cause of Death(5): 
General(12): 

 

CHILD NOTES: Everett James Christison
Birth(21): 
Misc(22): 
Death(5): 
Cause of Death(5): 
Cremated(5): 
Memorial Servic(5): 
General(12): Everett James Christison was named James Everett at birth and he later changed 
his name to James Everett (about 1950) and was also known as "EJC"



CHILD NOTES: Marilyn Lucille Christison
Birth(5): 
Death(5): 
Cause of Death(5): 
Burial(23): 
General(12): 

CHILD NOTES: Jack (Leon Jackson) Christison
Birth(21): 
Death(5): 
Cremated(5): 
Cause of Death(5): 
General(12): 

CHILD NOTES: Raymond Larry "Larry" Christison
Birth(21): 
Death(21,24): 
Cause of Death(25): 
Burial(21): 
General(12): 
 

CHILD NOTES: Baby Boy (stillborn) Christison
Birth(26): 
Death(27): 
Burial(28): 
General(12): 



SOURCES
1.  Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise Catholic Chancery Records of Idaho Master Index, 
Christisons p.40  & Kesgards p.79. (Baptism,  Burial, Communion, Confirmation & 
Marriage Records).  Frances (Marriage) Book 013, p.40, line 8.
2.  Family Bible-Charles Tolen Christison.  Record of C.T. Christison Family-Copied by Wm. O. Hall, a Notary Public from a 
page in the family bible that was in possession of his son, John Jackson 
Christison on  5 Feb. 1942.  Charles Tolen born 27 July, 1858. This also 
included his marriage to Maggie Docia (born on 11 April, 1868) on 28 September, 
1884. Also John Jackson's birthdate on 1 March, 1894.
3.  Census: 1900 Coffey Co., Key West Twp., Kansas, FHC #1240475.
p.71A
63/66-Arthur Christison, son of James Monroe and Almeda.
65/68-James Bowlin, son of Rufus M. and Frances Ann (Christison) Bowlin.
66/69-James Monroe  &  Almeda (Bowlin) Christison.
p.71B-
68/71- Rufus M. Bowlin, Frances and family + his mother, Eliza Clark.
p.72A
81/84-Charles Tolen, his father John J., brother John Wilburn and cousin Willis 
T. (son of Frances Marion).
P.74B
91/92 William A. Lafferty
92/95 James Knight (Lena Eleanor Bowlin).
4.  Census: 1910 Coffey Co., Key West Twp., Kansas. Roll 435, Charles Christison & 
John J.-SD 4 ED 13 Sheet 2B, James M.-Sheet 3A, Arthur L.-Sheet 8A, Rufus Bowlin 
& Frances Ann (Christison)-Sheet 4A, William Lafferty-Sheet 2A, James 
Knight-Sheet 2A.  SD #3 ED #13 Sheet #2B.
5.  Personal knowledge.
6.  Ibid.  Daddy had his own homestead next to his parent's, Charles Tolen and Maggie Docia 
Christison, at Brownlee above Gardenia. After you cross the river go to the left 
and  up the zig-zag tot the top of the hill.
7.  Newspaper Article.
8.  Military.  John Jackson Christison-PFC Bat F 39 Fld Arty World War 1 (Private First Class). 
He was Stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington. He mustered out 6 January 1919.
9.  Census: 1920 Boise Co., Intermountain Precinct, Idaho, sheet 301. Charles 
Christison.
10.  BLM-Bureau of Land Management-Eastern States.  SESW 3/ 7N 2E
SWSE 3/ 7N 2E
NWNE 10/ 7N 2E
NENW 10/ 7N 2E
160 acres.
11.  Census: 1930 Emmett, Gem Co., Idaho.
12.  GEDCOM file imported on 3 Nov 2000.
13.  Roman Catholic Diocese of Boise Catholic Chancery Records of Idaho Master Index, 
Christisons p.40  & Kesgards p.79. (Baptism,  Burial, Communion, Confirmation & 
Marriage Records).  Frances (baptism) Book 140, p.5, line 6.
14.  Census: 1910 Canyon Co., Idaho.
16.  History of Idaho. Hawley 11. 979.6H2hj. V2.  History of James Andrew Kesgard and family, pp.702-703.
17.  Picture.
18.  Personal knowledge.  Laural (year before she married)l, Stack Rock, White Cross, Five or Seven Mile 
in Boise, Vanderdasson, Letha, Brick and Hannah schools in Emmett.
19.  Picture.  Mom said it was 1945.
20.  Idaho Pioneer Certificate from the Idaho State Historical Society proving you 
are a descendant of a relative who lived in Idaho prior to 1890.
21.  Mother.
22.  Brother.  Everett's twin brother, Tiny (Ernie), said Everett changed his name from James 
Everett to Everett James Christison about 1950.
23.  Personal knowledge.  Marilyn only wanted graveside services so that 's what she got.
24.  Idaho Death Index.
25.  Family members.
26.  Idaho Death Index.  Baby Boy Christison #126842.
27.  Ibid.  Baby Boy Christison #126842.
28.  Christison, Charles  G-146-2.  Maggie G-146-1.  Wayne G-146-8.
Stillborn Baby Boy of Jack & Frances Christison was born 8 November 1941 2-37-1 
buried in St. Johns (baby section).





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