Warren J. and Jessie L. (Brown) Bristol, Sterling
Jessie L. Brown is in Logan County in 1900, with her mother Emma 42 born in Indiana who's married to William Henderson 49.
William's son John Henderson is 20. Ella Brown is 17, Jessie L. 18 born in Indiana, and Arba 16.
Ella married Richard Frissell, and died in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
William L. 60 and Emma 52 are in Sterling in 1910. Jessie is a store proprietor.
William Lee Henderson and Emma A. (Deffendrafer) Henderson 1850-1940 # 71166242 are buried in Orange County, California
William's nephew Fred Smith, born about 1898 in Colorado is with them.
(Jessie L. Brown married Warren J. Bristol in Sterling on March 8, 1914.
Jessie L. Bristol 1881-1941 is also buried in Orange County # 71166287._
In 1920 Orange County, Californina, Warren J. Bristol, assistant superintendent of a sugar factiory, and Jessie L. are both 36, with Van 2, born in Colorado.
In 1930 Orange County, Warren and Jessie have Barbara Jean 6 born in California. Jessie's parents WSilliam and Emma Henderosn are with them.
In 1940 Orange County, Warren is 56, born in Fort Collins, and Jennie L. born in Churobusco, Indiana, have Barbara Jean 16 born in Huntington Beach.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Oct. 21 —Mrs. Jessie Leona Brown Bristol 59, of 608 Ocean avenue,
died yesterday afternoon at home after a lingering illness. She had been a resident of this city since 1917.
Mrs. Bristol was the wife of Warren J. Bristol, prominent local business man and former
president of the chamber of commerce. Mrs. Bristol was born on December 29, 1881
, at Churubusco, Indiana. After the death of her father, she moved to Sterling, Colo.,
where her mother married W. J. Henderson. She was educated in the public schools of that
city and attended the Chicago Art Institute for one year. On March 8. 1914, she married in
Warren J. Bristol, then of Sterling. They had two children, Van, 8 p. m., November 14
, at Tustin, now deceased, and Barbara Jean, a student at Colorado college. Fort Collins, who arrived Saturday morning."
Back when Warren Bristol ran his service station, a gallon of gas was
less than a quarter -- way under.
Fort Collins, Colo., was the birthplace of Warren Judson Bristol. The
son of Judson Bristol was born Dec. 22, 1886.
Bristol's father was a New Englander who left his home in Vermont for a new life in the West.
Bristol attended school in Fort Collins and after graduation attended
Colorado State Agricultural College to become a civil engineer. His first
job as an engineer took him to the Salt Lake area.
When the job was done, Bristol moved to Reno, Nev., to work as a pile
But California called, and Bristol answered that call by coming to
work as a bellboy at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. He also worked as
a bellboy at San Francisco's Pacific Union Club.
Bristol then returned home to Fort Collins, where he took a job at the
Great Western Sugar Co. He transferred to the sugar company's Sterling,
Colo., refinery, and it was during this time that Bristol married his
first wife, Jennie Brown.
In 1917, the sugar company transferred Bristol to a refinery in a
small California town called Huntington Beach.
He was made assistant superintendent for the Holly Sugar plant that
was at Garfield Avenue and Main Street.
In 1923, along with Wayne Pickering, Bristol bought the gas station at
602 Pacific Coast Highway, the first station on the highway within the
town's city limits.
On Oct. 20, 1941, Jennie died. Bristol married his second wife, Fern
Wright, in a Las Vegas ceremony on Sept. 27, 1942.
Bristol's Richfield Station was a fixture on Pacific Coast Highway for
In October 1948, Huntington Beach Mayor Jack Greer pumped the 4
millionth gallon of gas at Bristol's station in a short ceremony.
In 1951, Bristol retired and sold the station to L.W. Kelsey.
The Bristols continued to live at 1009 13th St., and the couple had
one daughter, Barbara Jean.
Bristol served as president of our Chamber of Commerce and was a
member of our Rotary Club. He also served as a director of the Huntington
Beach Elementary School board.
Bristol owned business property on Lido Isle and residential property
in Laguna Beach.
While on vacation in Miami, Bristol suffered a heart attack. He died
there on Jan. 9, 1958.
Van Lee Bristol, born in Colorado, is buried in Orange County 1912-1930 # 71166300.
Barbara Jean is buried in Farmington, New Mexico, born in Santa Ana, California Septmber 10, 1923, dying January 11, 2011, # 160231264, with Howard W. Chrisman 19222-2013.
"Barbara Jean Bristol Chrisman, 87, passed peacefully from this life on Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Farmington. She was born Sept. 11, 1923, in Santa Ana, Calif.
Barbara Jean was raised in Huntington Beach, Calif. She left and attended the Colorado Agricultural College in Fort Collins, Colo., and majored in nutrition. There she met her husband, Howard, and from then on life was a picnic, ants and all.
Barbara and Howard traveled many places while Howard was a B-24 pilot, training for missions for World War II. The war ended and Howard and Barbara settled in Alamosa, Colo. From there, Farmington needed a band and orchestra director and they both made the move.
Barbara was a woman of many talents. She was a newspaper reporter, a stocker, a sales clerk, a seamstress, an organist, a pianist, an artist, and a percussionist with the symphony. She even restored a 1967 Dodge Charger.
She welcomed everyone and lightened their day with her stories and amazing memory.
She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, Howard W. Chrisman; her legacy, daughters, Suzanne (Gary) Gettman, of Utah, Sallie (Jay) Riley, of Navajo Dam, Van Chrisman's wife, Vanessa, of Farmington; son, Kurt Chrisman (Donna) of Farmington; stepbrothers; Pat Healey's wife, Doreen, of Costa Mesa, Calif., Mike Healy (Patty) of Costa Mesa. She is "Honey" to six grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
A special "thank you" goes to the firefighters of Engine 5, Ladder 1 for their help; to Dr. Sharma, Dr. Neidart, Dr. Lopez and Dr. Pope; Basin Home Health and Hospice, LifeCare, and especially to Namaste House; Rebecca Morgan, Jan Montanye and the wonderful staff for their gentle support and infinite patience.
Howard Wesley Chrisman, 90, of Farmington, passed away peacefully surrounded by family and the prayers of those who could not be with him, Saturday, April 6, 2013. He was born to Herbert and Eva Chrisman, Nov. 3, 1922, in Alamosa, Colo. He was the youngest of three children. He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Barbara McGuire and Virginia Bader; his sons, John and Van Lee Chrisman; and his loving wife of 67 years, Barbara Jean Chrisman.
Howard received his Bachelor and Master of Arts degrees from the University of Northern Colorado. He met Barbara Jean Bristol through a cousin at a social at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colo. They married April 24, 1943 on an Army furlough in Manhattan, Kan.
He enlisted in the Army-Air Force in November 1942 to proudly serve in World War II. During World War II, Howard was commissioned a Lieutenant in the U.S. Army-Air Force. He was among a select group of B-24 pilots training for low-level reconnaissance flights along the Japanese coast. Prior to the planned Allied Invasion, their mission was abruptly canceled in August of 1945 when the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima.
After the war ended he and Barbara Jean moved to Alamosa, Colo. to start his teaching career. There he was the instrumental music supervisor of band and orchestra for four years. His ambition as a young teacher was to develop a high school symphony orchestra.
Howard was asked to develop a high school music program in Farmington in 1951 by Angelo Turano. Howard was the director of the Farmington High band from 1957 to 1972, and the orchestra from 1951 until his retirement in 1985. In the beginning years he started the Kelly Greens auxiliary marching unit at Farmington High School. He was also music coordinator for the Farmington School District. Howard was elected president of the San Juan Community Concert Association when the group was formed in 1953. He was founder and the first musical director of the San Juan Symphony.
He was inducted into the Farmington High School Hall of Fame in 1991 and into the New Mexico Music Educators Association Hall of Fame in January 1994.
Howard was the choir director for the First United Methodist Church in 1958 and carried that role for many years. He and his wife were also charter members of the New Covenant United Methodist Church in Farmington.
After his retirement in 1985, Howard continued to share his love for teaching music. He studied the Suzuki method of teaching and taught Suzuki Violin to many young students from 1983-2010.
Howard is survived by his daughters, Suzanne Gettman and her husband, Gary of Logan, Utah, Sallie Riley and her husband, Jay of Navajo Dam and his son, Kurt Chrisman and his wife, Donna of Farmington; daughter in-law, Vanessa Chrisman, of Farmington; grandchildren, Shane Heard (Renee) of Albuquerque; Brandon Heard (Jade) of Farmington, Lindsay Gifford (Jeremy) of Justin, Texas; James Heard (Stevee) of Tulsa, Okla.; Scott Chrisman of Santa Fe, and Leigh Chrisman (fiance, Taylor Higgins) of Albuquerque; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Audrey, and Stephen Heard, Camron and Kylie Heard, Micah and Lylah Gifford and Gradie Heard.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to Dr. Joe Pope and staff, LifeCare Center, Basin Home Health and Hospice, and we are most thankful to Rebecca Morgan, Jan Montanye of Namaste House, and the wonderful Namaste House staff. They are truly our family too. We would also like "
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