California Genealogy and History Archives
T. CHRISTIAN, M. D.
than all other fields of labor in its opportunities for the exposition
of the finer qualities of the human soul, the medical world has proven
the crucible for many a wavering character, further refining and
strengthening those who are by nature of worthy principles and lofty
ideals. Of a thoughtful and humane temperament, patient and sympathetic
to a marked degree, is Dr. Christian, who has practiced in Gait and
vicinity four years. He has demonstrated thoroughly his innate power in
his work, his magnetic personality playing no inconsiderable part in his
success. Born November 17, 1878, in Lockeford, San Joaquin county, Cal.,
he was the son of James L. and Martha (Givens) Christian, natives of
Kentucky. The father came to California in 1852 via the Nicaragua route,
and was a pioneer in Sacramento and San Joaquin counties.
completing his public school course, James T. Christian attended
Woodbridge College for four years, and in 1899 entered Cooper Medical
College at San Francisco, never, throughout his years of study,
relinquishing the great purpose which guided him. Shortly after
receiving his degree in 1902, he was appointed house physician for the
Southern Pacific Hospital in San Francisco, and after three years of
faithful service resigned his position to take up his profession in
Tuolumne county, Cal., where he remained until his removal to Gait.
Christian was married in Goldfield, Nev., December 21, 1906, to Miss
Edith Leesburg, of Whiting, Kans., and to their union were born James L.
and Samuel H., both of whom are splendid, sturdy children. In 1911 was
completed the new residence of the family, which is one of the most
modern in this vicinity.
A member of both the California State and American Medical Associations, Dr. Christian is recognized by his colleagues as a man whose future success is assured, owing to his keen judgment and untiring energy, combined with absolute integrity and regard for others. Fraternally, he is allied with Gait Lodge, F. & A. M., Pine Tree Lodge, No. 131, I. O. O. F., of Tuolumne, and Gait Parlor. N. S. G. W., and he maintains also a deep interest in all civic matters worthy of consideration.
Transcribed by Peggy Hooper 2011