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Jessie Gates Christian Little (1886-1964)

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Born 29 Nov 1886 • Carey Gully, South Australia, Australia 1Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, ...continue
Married 17 May 1913 • Uraidla, South Australia, Australia 19South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1842 to ...continue
Married 8 Feb 1922 • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 2South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1917 to ...continue
Died 22 Aug 1964 • Beulah Park, South Australia, Australia 3South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and A. L. Cobiac, South Australian deaths: ...continue
Buried 24 Aug 1964 • Adelaide, South Australia, Australia 4Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, Records, http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/Records, accessed 12 December 2019.
 
 
Jessie was the daughter of John Gates and Ellen Pascoe. She was born on 29 November 1886 at Carey Gulley. 5Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, ...continue
 
Jessie married Peter Watson Christian on 17 May 1913 at St Stephen’s Church Uraidla. 6South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1842 to ...continue Peter enlisted to fight in the Great War on 15 May 1916. 7 National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Peter Watson Christian”, ...continue 8 South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau 1916-1919, “Peter Watson Christian”, ...continue Their third wedding anniversary was two days later.
 
Jessie proved to be a polite, yet active, correspondent with officialdom throughout the duration of the Great War and its aftermath. When Peter’s correspondence ceased following his wounding in June 1917 and readmission to hospital with lumbago in July 1917, her concerns were swiftly investigated by the Red Cross and their reply elicited a grateful response. Unfortunately, her relief was short-lived. Peter was killed in action at Ypres on 2 February 1918. 9 National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Peter Watson Christian”, ...continue 10 South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau 1916-1919, “Peter Watson Christian”, ...continue Jessie’s half-cousin, David Willcox, was killed in Ypres four months prior. 11David’s war records were originally sourced via the National Archives of Australia (NAA): ...continue 12 David’s Red Cross records were originally sourced via the Australian War Memorial: Australian ...continue
 
Jessie dutifully notified authorities of her change of name and address when she married Arnold James Little, a returned soldier who fought with the 10th Infantry Battalion. 13 National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Peter Watson Christian”, ...continue Jessie and Arnold were wed on 8 February 1922 at St Paul’s Anglican Church. 14South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1917 to ...continue Arnold was a local lad from Carey Gully who had signed up a few months before Peter. 15 National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Arnold James Little”, ...continue
 
Jessie did not have any children with either Peter or Arnold.
 
Jessie died at what was probably her home in Beulah Park on 22 August 1964. 16South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and A. L. Cobiac, South Australian deaths: ...continue She was interred two days later at West Terrace Cemetery. 17Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, Records, http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/Records, accessed 12 December 2019. Arnold was interred with her when he died in 1971.
 
To be continued…18This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.
 

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1, 5. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian births: registrations 1842 to 1906, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 1998.
2, 14. South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1917 to 1937, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2001.
3, 16. South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and A. L. Cobiac, South Australian deaths: registrations 1916 to 1972, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2006.
4, 17. Adelaide Cemeteries Authority, Records, http://www.aca.sa.gov.au/Records, accessed 12 December 2019.
6, 19. South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, South Australian marriages: registrations 1842 to 1916, CD-ROM, Adelaide, South Australia, South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society and Hampton, Victoria, Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd, 2001.
7, 9, 13. National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Peter Watson Christian”, Discovering Anzacs, https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360978 , accessed 11 December 2019.
8, 10. South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau 1916-1919, “Peter Watson Christian”, State Library of South Australia, https://sarcib.ww1.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/soldier/peter-watson-christian, accessed 12 December 2019.
11. David’s war records were originally sourced via the National Archives of Australia (NAA): Australian Government, “NAA: B2455, WILLCOX DAVID WILLIAM”, National Archives of Australia, https://recordsearch.naa.gov.au/SearchNRetrieve/Interface/ViewImage.aspx?B=8389748, accessed 18 Apr 2007. While still hosted at this location, the NAA and Archives New Zealand have partnered to produce Discovering Anzacs: National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “David William Willcox”, Discovering Anzacs, https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/360978 , accessed 11 December 2019.
12. David’s Red Cross records were originally sourced via the Australian War Memorial: Australian Red Cross, “Australian Red Cross Wounded and Missing Files: David William Willcox”, Australian War Memorial, https://www.awm.gov.au/collection/R1476217, accessed 18 Apr 2007. While still hosted at this location, the State Library of South Australia has created an excellent website collating information about service personnel: South Australian Red Cross Information Bureau 1916-1919, “David William Willcox”, State Library of South Australia, https://sarcib.ww1.collections.slsa.sa.gov.au/soldier/david-william-willcox, accessed 11 December 2019.
15. National Archives of Australia and Archives New Zealand, “Arnold James Little”, Discovering Anzacs, https://discoveringanzacs.naa.gov.au/browse/person/335629, accessed 11 December 2019.
18. This is a work in progress. Citations and family links are being batch-added to profiles.