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Leslie Claridin Christian
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Birth: Mar. 13, 1893
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 3, 1940
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA




Funeral services for Leslie Claradin Christian, 45, who died Wednesday while working in the Skelton mine, will be conducted from the Mount Tabor Baptist church at 2:30 p.m. Sunday by the Rev. Grant Stephens, Crab Orchard.

Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The body will be returned to the home in Skelton Saturday morning and will remain there until the funeral hour.

Christian, a member of the Mount Tabor church and local union No. 4353, had been working for about four or five hours when sticken with a heart attack. He died before he could be taken from the mine.

He was born March 13, 1893, a son of John Booker Christian and Josie Sweeney Christian.

Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Minnie Haven Christian; one brother, Elmer T. Christian, Beckley; one sister, Mrs. Bill Williams, Calloway Heights; two children by a former marriage, Glida Christian, and James Christian, both of Beckley; one step-son, Leonard W. Smith, Skelton; and one grandson.

Raleigh Register
Beckley, W.Va.
Friday Afternoon
July 5, 1940
page ten

The son of John Booker Christian and Josie Sweeney Christian. He had a heart condition and died at work in the Skelton coal mine.

His wife is listed as Minnie H. Christian, but their daughter Glida Banas' obituary says her mothers name was Hettie.

Information courtesy of Penny Harris.

[Birth registry]
[Death certificate]

spouse #1: Hettie Belle Williams
[Marriage certificate]

spouse #2: Minnie Haven Smith
[Marriage certificate]
Family links: 
  John Booker Christian (1871 - 1910)
  Josephine Sweeney Bailey (1875 - 1934)
  Hettie Belle Williams Ballou (1897 - 1970)
  Glida Christian Meyers Banas (1914 - 1998)*
  Leslie Claridin Christian (1893 - 1940)
  Stella Mae Christian Meador (1895 - 1917)*
  Russell French Christian (1903 - 1935)*
*Calculated relationship

Leslie C. Christian
   Mar 13, 1893
    July 3, 1940

Mount Tabor Cemetery
Mount Tabor
Raleigh County
West Virginia, USA
Created by: Terry Collins
Record added: Nov 15, 2010
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Leslie Claridin Christian
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Grandfather, rest in peace.
- Jonathan Christian
 Added: Dec. 31, 2015

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