Gill Joyce Genealogy

Frank Christopher (1878-1950)


Rites For Parson Man To Be Held on 50th Wedding Dates

Frank Christopher of 154 Austin avenue, Parsons, will be buried on Tuesday - a day that he looked forward to for many years, it being the 50 th anniversary of his marriage to the former Catherine Gill of Parsons, who survives him.

Mr. Christopher, one of the most respected residents of Parsons and father of Fireman Martin Christopher of Engine 8, died Friday afternoon after a short illness.

The funeral on Tuesday will be held at 9 from the home and at 9:30 from St. Dominic's Church, Parsons, where Mr. Christopher served for 10 years as the choir leader.

In addition to being a chorister, Mr. Christopher also was prominently identified for years as a member of the Emmett Glee Club.

He came to this country from Germany with his parents when a small boy. For most of his lie he was engaged in mining, most of the time with the Hudson Coal Company. He had been retired for several years.

During the Spanish-American War, Mr. Christopher served with Company E, Ninth Regiment, and later took part in the affairs of Lt. E. L. Solomon Camp 19, United Spanish War Veterans.

Besides his wife and son Martin, the deceased leaves two daughters, Mrs. William Gannard, Parsons, and Mrs. James O'Neill of Pittsburgh; also two brothers, John and Joseph Christopher, both of Wilkes-Barre.

   The Sunday Independent (Wilkes-Barre, PA) - January 22, 1950

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