Person:William Chrisman (1)

William B. Chrisman
b.7 Mar 1848 Virginia
m. 30 Sep 1834
  1. James Chrisman1835 - 1916
  2. Elizabeth Chrisman1837 - 1895
  3. Henry Chrisman1838 - 1901
  4. Caroline Chrisman1840 - 1870
  5. Mary ChrismanAbt 1842 - 1912
  6. Robert Spencer Chrisman1844 - 1906
  7. William B. Chrisman1848 - 1919
  8. John C. Chrisman1850 - 1922
  9. Sarah Jane ChrismanAbt 1854 -
  10. Susan Agnes ChrismanAbt 1861 - 1909
  11. Martha E. ChrismanAbt 1863 - 1888
m. 21 Jan 1877
  1. George Washington Chrisman1878 - 1916
  2. Ida May "Cora" Chrisman1880 - 1903
  3. Fannie Lee Chrisman1883 - 1904
  4. Maud Susan Chrisman1885 - 1907
  5. Avery B. Chrisman1892 - 1894
  6. Novilla Daphna Chrisman1894 - 1981
Facts and Events
Name[1] William B. Chrisman
Gender Male
Birth[2][3] 7 Mar 1848 Virginia
Other[6][7] 1850 Living in Giles County, Virginia at age 4
Other[8][9] 1860 Living in Green Twp., Jasper Co., MO with father at age 10
Other[10][11] 1870 Living in McDonald Twp., Jasper Co., MO at age 21 with father
Marriage 21 Jan 1877 Jasper County, Missourito Mary Ann Gasperson
Other Jan. 21, 1877 marriage date that Family Search haswith Mary Ann Gasperson
Death? 24 Feb 1919 Sarcoxie, Jasper County, Missouri
Burial? 28 Feb 1919 Red Oak Cemetery, Lawrence County, Missouri
Other[4] Buried in Red Oak Cemetery in unmarked grave in Lot 46
Other[5] Father and mother listed as born in Virginia

Death date and location from Charles Chrisman.

1880 Census Of Lincoln, Jasper, Missouri Page 288A

              Relation  Sex  Marr Age  Born  FB  MB  Occupation

William CHRISMAN Self M M 33 VA VA VA Farmer Mary A. CHRISMAN Wife F M 22 MO NC AL Keeping House George W. CHRISMAN Son M S 2 MO VA MO Cora CHRISMAN Dau F S 1M MO MO MO

    (living next door to William Gasperson)

The Sarcoxie Record Date of Publication: Friday, February 28, 1919 Obituary: W.B. CHRISTMAN KILLED! Aged Man Run Down by Passenger Train On Bridge North of Town--Wife at Ft. Doniphan.

  William B. Christman, an old Sarcoxie resident, was struck by the engine of passenger train No. 328 last Monday afternoon and instantly killed as he was crossing the bridge on the track north of town. 
  The train was the passenger due here at 3:50 p.m. and was in charge of Conductor Frank Buckley and Engineer Tom Masfield. According to the engineer, he did not see Christman until it was too late to stop. He said Christman was on the south end of the bridge coming this way. When the engine struck him, it dashed him to the side of the track. His head was crushed, one hand was torn off and his body was badly broken. The train stopped, the body was picked up and brought to town. 
  Christman had been working on a piece of land leased from Will Duff and was on his way home at the time the engine hit him. He carried a prong hoe in his hand. A defective sense of hearing may have kept him from detecting the coming of the approaching train until it was too late. This supposition is strengthened by the fireman on the engine who said he did not see why the old man did not get off. 
  Mr. Christman was about 71 years old and came to Sarcoxie about 20 years ago, coming from the neighborhood of Bowers Mill. He was a harmless old man, weak in body and approaching senility. All his children except one daughter have died of tuberculosis. His wife, at the time of the accident, was with her daughter, Novilla, at Ft. Doniphan, Okla. This daughter recently married a soldier and her mother has been keeping house for her at Doniphan. 
  The old man had been "batching" at home and doing a little work here and there. When his battered body was unloaded at the depot, a crowd of sympathising friends gathered and arranged to have his remains taken to the local undertaking parlors to await instructions from Mrs. Christman. 
  Mrs. Christman and her daughter, Mrs. Novilla Newman, arrived home Wednesday and made arrangements for the funeral, which will be held at home Friday morning; burial at Red Oak.
                                                  THE INQUEST
  R.M. James, the coroner, held an inquest over the body Thursday morning, empaneling a jury composed of: Joe McMahan, Harry Rosebrough, J.R. Headley, Andy Stutzman, B.W. Alley and Tom Caldwell. 
  The engineer, conductor, porter and fireman on the train appeared as witnesses. After hearing the evidence a verdict of accidental death was returned.
  1. Christman Family Bible.
  2. Christman Family Bible.
  3. 1870 census of McDonald Township Jasper Co., Missouri.
  4. Vol. III, Lawrence County Tombstone Inscriptions.
  5. 1880 Lincoln Township, Jasper County, Missouri Census.
  6. 1850 Census of Giles County, Virginia.
  7. Gasperson.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  8. 1860 census of Green Township, Jasper County, Missouri.
  9. Gasperson.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999

  10. 1870 census of Mc Donald Township, Jasper County, Missouri.
  11. Gasperson.FTW.

    Date of Import: Jun 18, 1999