Christian Whelan Smith1

#31991, (circa 1847 - 1924)
Father*George Washington Smith2 (c 1823 - 1884)
Mother*Catherine Whalen Gillespie2 (c 1826 - c 1897)

Family 1

Lydia Payne b. 1852, d. 1909

Family 2

Bessie B Yates b. c 1878
Birth*circa 1847He was born circa 1847 at PennsylvaniaG.2 
5 September 1850He appeared on the census of 5 September 1850 in the household of George Washington Smith and Rebecca Rudesill at Northwest Ward, Lancaster, Lancaster Co., PennsylvaniaG.3 
12 June 1860He appeared on the census of 12 June 1860 in the household of George Washington Smith and Catherine Whalen Gillespie at Ward 1, Pittsburgh, Allegheny Co., PennsylvaniaG.4 
5 June 1880He appeared on the census of 5 June 1880 at 819 Post Street, San Francisco, California.5 
13 October 1884In George Washington Smith's will dated 13 October 1884, Christian Whelan Smith was named as an heir.6 
Marriage*circa 1885He married Lydia Payne circa 1885.7 
18 May 1895He was named in the will of Catherine Whalen Gillespie on 18 May 1895 at Washington, District of Columbia.8,9 
13 June 1900He and Lydia Payne appeared on the census of 13 June 1900 at Boarding House, Mott Twp., Siskiyou Co., CaliforniaG.1 
Marriage*27 September 1912He married Bessie B Yates on 27 September 1912 at Alameda Co., CaliforniaG.10 
9 January 1920He and Bessie B Yates appeared on the census of 9 January 1920 at Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park, San Mateo Co., CaliforniaG.11 
Death*1924He died in 1924 at CaliforniaG.12 


  1. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census. Christian Whelan (53), b. PA Mar 1847, parents b. PA, wholesale druggist; Lydia Payne (47), b. MA Jun 1852, parents b. MA, no children; marr. 15 yrs.
  2. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  3. [S20] 1850 U.S. Federal Census. Geo. W (26), b. PA, merchant; Catherine (24), b. PA.
  4. [S19] 1860 U.S. Federal Census. G W (36), b. PA, manufacturer, real estate value $18,000, personal estate $500; Catharine (34), b. PA.
  5. [S17] 1880 U.S. Federal Census. Christian W (32), b. and parents b. PA, wholesale druggist, boarder in h/h of Huldah Howard.
  6. [S1666] Pennsylvania Wills and Probate Records, 1683-1993, index and images, online, Butler Co. Will Book P, pp. 492-494, imgs. 535-536/543. Last will of Geo W Smith, deceased of Allegheny Co. PA, 13 Oct 1884. Names sister Sarah Maria, res. West Vine St., Lancaster PA; wife Catharine; bother Harmany's two children; sister Mary of AZ; daus. Ellen Bayne (Bellevue, Allegheny Co.) and Lucy Hemmick; sons Christian W and A Lincoln, and names Davis Hostetter as Guardian for son A Lincoln.
  7. [S5] 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S2718] Probate Records (District of Columbia), 1801-1930, (publisher) online, Wills, Boxes 0168 Cardella - 0172 Sullivan, Ellen, 1897 > imgs. 969-974. File No. 1897-393, Probate of Katharine W Smith. Last will of Katharine Whelan Smith, Washington DC, 18 May 1895. Names children Lincoln A, Christian W, Lucy Hemmick and Ellen Bayne; sister Ellen Sheaff; granddau. Katherine Hemmick; cousin Rev. Charles McKenna. Names as executors sons Christian W and Lincoln A. Witn. Blanche Darr, Elizabeth A Miles and Virginia Ewing. Filed 6 Oct 1897, proved 23 Oct 1897.
  9. [S2355] The Evening Star, Washington, D.C.
  10. [S2432] California, Marriage Records from Select Counties, 1850-1941, online, Alameda > Index to Marriage Licenses and Certificates, Vol. 18, 1912, img. 260/316, Index to Marriage Licenses. Christian W Smith and Bessie B Yates, marr. Alameda Co. 27 Sep 1912 by M O Riordan, priest.
  11. [S11] 1920 U.S. Federal Census. Christian W (72), b. and parents b. PA, wholesale druggist; Bessie B (41), b. CA, father b. MA, mother b. ME.
  12. [S1655] Oakland Tribune, Oakland, California.