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Re: Christy Brothers Circus

Posted: 3 Mar 2013 12:02PM GMT
Classification: Query

name: George Washington Christy
event type: Draft Registration
event date: 1942
event place: South Houston, Harris, Texas
gender: Male
birth date: 22 Feb 1889 Pottstown, Pennsylvania
occupation: self-circus business
affiliate publication title: World War II Draft Cards (4th Registration) for the State of Texas
affiliate publication number:
affiliate arc identifier: 576252
gs film number: 4142597
digital folder number: 004142597
image number: 01810

died 07 Aug 1975 in Houston parents John Christy & Ida lived in Pottstown, Montgomery Co PA 1900, sisters Katie 1896 and Jennie 1898, brother Harold A Christy 01 Aug 1909-10 Aug 1989 PA.

name: George Washington Christy
event type: Draft Registration
registration year range: 1917-1918
event place: Montgomery County no 5, Pennsylvania, United States
gender: Male
birth date: 22 Feb 1888
birthplace: Pottstown, Pennsylvania, United States
nationality: United States
occupation: proprietor of Christy Hippodrome was also married
affiliate publication title: World War I Selective Service System Draft Registration Cards
affiliate publication number: M1509
gs film number: 1907294
digital folder number: 005270012
image number: 00868

"www.circushistory.org [cached]
George Christy's astute sense of business and finance had his Christy Bros. Circus and a second unit he called Lee Bros. Circus in the road in 1925 and 1926. By 1927 he took Lee Bros. off the road. The entertainment field was as good and as bad as any business could be. Making a long story short, he sold the equipment in the 1930's but kept his elephants and horses working for years to come. He eventually got out of the entertainment field, became a millionaire in the process of Public business in Texas and entered the political field whereby he was elected to the position of Mayor of South Houston, Texas in the 1960's and was the Police Commissioner as well."
name: George Washington Christy Sr.
event date: 07 Aug 1975
event place: Houston, Harris, Texas
gender: Male
race (original):
age (formatted): 86 years
birth year (estimated): 1889
birth date:
birthplace:
marital status:
spouse's name:
father's name: John Christy
father's birthplace:
mother's name: Ida Unavailable
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cdjw2_1 5 Aug 2009 6:46PM GMT 
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