E. B. CHRISTIE
Was born in Shelby county, Kentucky, March 10, 1851; son of J. B. and Letha Christie, nee Bohannon, both natives
of Kentucky. His parents came to Missouri in 1853 and lived in Daviess county till 1862, then removed to Harrison
county, where they still reside. Young Christie was a diligent student and at the age of eighteen qualified himself
for teaching which calling he followed very successfully in Daviess and Harrison counties. He was the first teacher
in Pattonsburg of which he is now mayor.
On August 20th, 1876, he married Miss Mary E. Best, a native of Nodaway county, born February 25, 1858. Her father
was killed in 1862 in Nodaway county by persons claiming to be Union soldiers, and her mother died in 1860. Two
children have been the fruits of this union; namely, Ernest E., born December 20, 1878; and Eva May, born June
Mr. Christie has served his township as assessor and is an active, public spirited man and takes a lead in educational
After his marriage he engaged in the mercantile business and erected the first stone building in Elm Flat, continuing
in this business till February 1881. He is now engaged in erecting a large business house in the town of attensburg.
Another member of the family is a brother in law, Silas R. Best, who was born February 1, 1860. Mr. Christie is
a prominent and leading member of the I. O. O. F.
The History of Daviess County, Missouri
Birdsall & Dean, Publishers
Kansas City, MO. 1882
Daveiss County, MO
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