William Jerome Christmus Jr.


William Jerome “Willie” Christmus Jr. was born December 14, 1854, the son of William Jerome Christmus and Lucinda Permelia Reville Christmus.


W. J. Christmus

The funeral of W. J. Christmus, well known planter of Richland county, is being held Friday afternoon from his late residence on the Monticello road. The services are being conducted by the Rev. J. L. Outz, pastor of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian church. Interment was at Brown’s Chapel, on the Leesburg road.

Mr. Christmus passed away at the age of 69 years, his death occurring very suddenly yesterday afternoon, September 27, 1923 at 2:30 o’clock. Mr. Christmus was reared at Camden and about eight years ago moved to Richland county and engaged in farming. He was a well known figure in his community and identified himself with church and social activities.

He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. B. K. Gunter, Perry; Mrs. J. M. Wood, Blaney; Mrs. L. J. Spires, Columbia, and Mrs. Julius Metts, Dutch Fork section of Richland county; and four sons, W. E. Christmus, R. H. Christmus, G. A. Christmus, all of Columbia, and C. L. Christmus of the naval base of Norfolk. Three sisters, Mrs. Adolphus Rose, Blaney; Mrs. Sallie Gladden, Blaney, and Mrs. Cook Broom of Fairfield county, also survive.

Obituary Information:

September 28, 1923  Columbia Record (published as The Columbia Record)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 5
September 28, 1923  State (published as The State)  
Columbia, South Carolina
Page 2

Tombstone Information:

Located in Brown’s Chapel Cemetery
Horrell Hill, Richland County, South Carolina, USA
Photo added by Christopher

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