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Robert F. Christy

Private, U.S. Army

 

Company F
116th Engineer Regiment

Entered the Service from: New Jersey
Died: October 5, 1918
Buried at: Evergreen Cemetery
                  NW corner of Mt. Ephraim & Ferry Avenues
                  Camden NJ 08104
Awards: 

PRIVATE ROBERT F. CHRISTY was born in October of 1874 in New Jersey to Robert and Sarah Christy. In 1880 the family lived on South 6th Street in Camden's 8th Ward. The elder Christy worked as a huckster. The family included at that time three other children- older sisters Clara and Lydia, and a younger brother, Joseph. Sons Benjamin F. and John Christy were born in 1886 and 1890 respectively. 

At the time of the 1900 Census he lived with his wife, Mrs. Susan Christy, and their step-daughter, Margaret Young, at 1147 Haddon Avenue in Camden NJ. He was working as a morocco finisher at one of Camden's leather factories, while Miss Young worked as an inspector at a lace factory. His parents, sister Lydia, and brothers Benjamin and John were living at 909 Spruce Street.

Robert Christie  enlisted in the United States Army on May 6, 1918 at the age of 43. He was sent to Fort Slocum NY and assigned to Company K, 2nd Infantry Regiment. One month later he was transferred to Camp Humphreys VA and assigned to Company F, 116th Engineer Regiment, and sailed for France in August of 1918.

Private Christy died of Spanish influenza and pneumonia in France on October 5, 1918. He was survived by his wife and his mother, Mrs. Sarah Christy. His body was the second returned to Camden after the war. Private Christy was buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Camden NJ on October 17, 1920. His widow lived at 1183 Haddon Avenue in 1919 and the early 1920s. 


The above card is in error. Susan Christy was Robert Chrity's spouse, not his sister.

Camden
Daily Courier

October 18, 1920


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