"James E. Christy, dealer in harness, saddles, buggies, etc., Warren, IN, was born in Jackson Township, this county, December 3, 1850; his parents were James P. and Rosanah K. (Kirkpatric)Christy. The former a native of PA, and the latter of OH. James spent his early life in this county, and received a fair education. At the age of 19 he was apprenticed to learn the harness and saddlery trade, after completing which, he engaged in business for himself, locating here in 1875. On November 8, 1876 he was married to Miss Mary Finkle, daughter of Danvid and Jane Finkle, old residents of Warren. Mrs. Christy was born in Grant Co., this state, but came with her parents to Warren, when quite young. They had born to them four children: Charles S., Nellie, Lillie and Fred, of who Charles S. was called away when about two years of age, and Fred who died December 26, 1886. Our subject is a member of the I.O.O.F. order, in good standing, and upholds the principles of the Republican party. During his youth he worked as a day laborer, and saved his money, and when he had accumulated a sufficient sum, he engaged in business, and today owns one of the best equipped establishments in Huntington Co. By strict attention to business he has built up a good trade. He also owns a half interest in the boot and shoe firm of Elliott and Christy. He is a young man of ability and calculated to succeed in business.
p. 807 Biographical sketches of Salamonie Township. "History of Huntington County, Indiana." (Brant & Fuller:Chicago)1887