Biography of James Christie
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James Christie, deceased, was well known and highly esteemed in Salem, where he was identified with the Silver Manufacturing Company for 42 years. He was a native of Scotland, born Oct. 8, 1862, and the son of William and Elizabeth (Williamson) Christie.

William Christie spent his entire life in Scotland and is now deceased. He was a farmer. There were 12 children in the Christie family-, only one of whom are now living: Andrew, who lives in Scotland.

James Christie was reared and educated in his native land and at the age of 21 years came to this country. He settled in Canada for a short time, after which he located in Salem, where he became connected with the Salem & Deming Manufacturing Company as a blacksmith. Mr. Christie remained in the employ of this company continuously from that time until his death, Aug. 2, 1925. The firm is now known as the Silver Manufacturing Company. He was foreman of the blacksmith and structural steel departments and was one of the company's trusted and capable employees.

Mr. Christie was married in 1889 to Miss Sarah Karr, of Scotland, who came to this country at the age of 23 years in 1882. She is the daughter of John and Mary (Campbell) Karr, both deceased. To Mr. and Mrs. Christie were born three children: Elizabeth, married George Shasteen, lives at Salem; Mary, married Mont Calladine, lives at Warren, Ohio; and George N., lives at Salem, where he was employed by the Silver Manufacturing Company.

Mr. Christie was a member of the Presbyterian Church and was affiliated with the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.

From:
History of Columbiana County, Ohio
By: Harold B. Barth
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1926


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