|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1911|
El Paso County
FamilySearch -Texas Deaths, 1890-1976 for L. C. Chriss
Name: S. C. Chriss [aka L C Chriss]
Death Date: 04 Jun 1911
Death Place: El Paso, El Paso, Texas
Death Age: 75 years
Estimated Birth Date: 1836
Birthplace: St. Louis, Mo.
Marital Status: Married
Cemetery: Concordia County
Burial Date: 07 Jun 1911
Film Number: 2050486
Digital Film Number: 4165845
Image Number: 2879
Reference Number: cn 13154
Alternate Names / AKA: Lawrence Christopher Chriss; Lawrence J Chriss; J J Chriss; C J Chriss; S C Chriss. [Note: There is a possibility that his usage of CHRISS is a shortened variation of CHRISTESON.] For the most part, these alternate names come from docs such as his children's death certs, his daughter's marriage license (he gave permission to marry); his widow's city directory listing (she is listed as widow of); his Civil War Pension application (Union); his newspaper death notice.
El Paso Newspaper Deaths & Burials notice lists his name as S C Chriss and that he was the father of Henry & John Chriss [John Chriss was a detective on the El Paso Police Force] and also Frances McDonald & Louisa Jones (although the article mixes the girl's names up a bit and he was the step-father, not father, of at least one of the girls). His wife at the time of his death was Cansady "Sadie" McDonald Cowan Chriss and according to the 1910 census she was residing in (or maintaining a residence in) Bisbee, AZ as of 1910 (approximately). The death notice says that he was a Civil War vet and a pioneer of the southwest.
Other articles in early El Paso newspapers say that we was a well known miner in the 1890s. The Herald [El Paso] in 1890 reported he found the lost Padres mine in the Franklin Range and in 1901 reported that he and some associates were investigating a large shaft in the mountains for mining. Further, he is cited as a temporary wagon master on the American Commission in the field FEB 1892, re the United States and Mexican Boundary, page 8, last line of paragraph 2: See Google Books ... search L. C. Chriss for American Commission reference.
Canzady McDonald Chriss (1843 - 1921)*
Graves of Otis von Harry and L. Chriss
Death certificate for LC Chriss states he was buried in "Concordia County." What this means is he was buried in the "County Pauper" section of Concordia Cemetery. For those buried in this section, there is no record in the Concordia record books and, often times, the graves were unmarked. Some time in the mid 1960s, the pauper graves were disinterred and the remains reburied in El Paso's McGill Cemetery.
Vice President - Concordia Heritage Association
El Paso County
Created by: LeeLee
Record added: Jan 03, 2011
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