C. C. CHRISTOPHER.
Prominent among the energetic, farsighted and successful business men of Hastings is C. C. Christopher, the manager
of the Hastings Equity Grain Bin Company. He is strong and purposeful, ready to meet any condition or emergency
that arises and along the well defined lines of trade and commerce is gaining substantial success. He was born
in Greene county, Pennsylvania, on the 17th of March, 1857, and is a son of William C. and Mary (Reeves) Christopher.
The father was a farmer by occupation and thus provided for the support of his family, which numbered four sons
and two daughters, but both he and his wife are now deceased.
C. C. Christopher was educated in the public schools and when his textbooks were put aside continued to remain
with and assist his father until he reached the age of twenty seven years. He was then married and removed to Iowa,
where he remained for two years, on the expiration of which period he became a resident of Hall county, Nebraska.
There he purchased land and engaged in farming until 1908, when he came to Hastings, where he purchased land and
built a home. In 1910 he became connected with the Hastings Equity Grain Bin Company as manager. In fact he was
one of the organizers of the company, which does job work in sheet metal and also shop work all over the state
and also into southeastern Illinois, Wyoming, Kansas, Colorado and South Dakota. This is one of the important productive
industries of Hastings, employing twenty five men. They manufacture tanks for every need, including garages, grain
bins, underground gasoline systems, for water, milk, oil, grain, also dipping, wagon, scalding, thresher, cistern,
tower and supply tanks. They have a large and well appointed plant at Hastings, comprising the manufacturing building
and the warehouse. Their tanks are manufactured from the best grade of material obtainable and are rust proof.
The tanks which they manufacture show many points of excellence over others and by reason of this their business
is constantly and steadily growing, having already reached gratifying proportions.
On the 31st of January, 1883, Mr. Christopher was united in marriage to Miss Maggie E. Price, a daughter of W.
H. Price, of New Jersey. They have four children, namely: Edward; Edith, who is the wife of W. B. Brown; May, who
assists her father in his plant; and Vern. The religious faith of the family is that of the Evangelical church.
In his fraternal relations Mr. Christopher is an Odd Fellow and is also connected with the Knights of Luther. He
belongs to the Commercial Club and gives his political allegiance to the republican party. For twenty one years
he served as township treasurer, was also a member of the school board for some time and has been township clerk.
He is now concentrating his efforts, however, upon his business affairs, which are capably directed and are bringing
to him gratifying returns. He works hard, closely applies himself to the interests of the business, studies out
new methods and improvements and is continually advancing the standard of excellence maintained by the house.
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