More About Christopher Crisp

From the Desk of Christopher Crisp's Great Grandson, Gary Boyd:

Christopher Crisp was born in Liverpool England January 4, 1847. He died in Los Angeles June 4, 1921 and is buried in the Inglewood CA cemetery. (I have seen the marker). He ran the station I believe between Oct. 1878 and April 1890.

He had five sons, the last two would have been born at Crisp Point. My grandfather was Gerald Budlong Crisp, born Oct. 14, 1879 and died April 6, 1932 (a few months before I was born). The other son born there was Jasper Chipmond Crisp, Nov. 10, 1881. We have names and birth and death dates of all of his children.

Christopher Crisp was married to Gertrude Martha Jane Peck, born in Canada January 20, 1848 and died July 25, 1888. She is buried at Maple Ridge in Sault Ste. Marie, MI.

My wife finally found more information in the 1880 census record but the handwriting was terrible and the name was transcribed with spelling incorrect. This 1880 census also lists the names of all of the workers and their job titles. There were 12 male workers and Jane's sister Emily Peck is listed as a school teacher.



On December 10, 2011, the grave marker of Cristopher Crisp was found again at the Inglewood, CA cemetary. Here is a link to the story and photos of the event: http://wanderingseniors.wordpress.com/2011/12/23/christopher-crisp-uncovered/.


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