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From: PAULETTA MILLER <>
Subject: Re: Re: [BRE] Isaac H. Crist
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2005 14:59:45 -0700 (PDT)
My father was not adopted, just a foster child. You mentioned Kansas, Kansas has the most restricted policy on records of adoptions I have come accross, the child or the natural parent must apply. Nobody else, even if both are dead, can apply. There are no birth certificates for Kansas or Missouri for that period.
Jane Davis <> wrote:
Lloyd, thank you for writing. Somewhere, the records of those adoptions may
still be located. In checking, I have found that I. H. Crist's position was
a district office so records should have been kept on these adoptions and
placements. There are references to his placements of children in Oklahoma,
Kansas, Missouri, and Nebraska among records in these states. Have you
tried to locate adoption records from the state or other routes? I have
not pursued this but hope to in time. Jane Davis.
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From: "PAULETTA MILLER"
Sent: Friday, September 09, 2005 12:55 PM
Subject: [Norton AntiSpam] Re: [BRE] Isaac H. Crist
> You are correct about placing children with foster homes. My father,
> Ervin Bruce Miller was one of them. He was born Ervin Bruce and placed
> with the Miller family. The foster mother was Sallie Elizabeth (Crist)
> Miller. Her brother was John Henry Crist and I believe a brother of Isaac
> H. Crist. The problem is that no paperwork was done and I can not find
> his mother Mini Bruce. He was placed in a Church of the Brethren Home in
> Kansas City, KS. Again there is no paper trail.
> Lloyd Miller
> Fayetteville, AR
> Jane Davis wrote:
> I would like to add a P.S. to what has been written about Isaac H. Crist
> and his relationship to the Kansas City churches. He was the elder for the
> Kansas City church when it reorganized after 1898. There was an early
> organization in Kansas City [MO] in 1871 but disorganized in 1878. I. H.
> Crist was instrumental in the reorganization of the KC MO and KS churches
> after 1897 serving as presiding elder for this group. Eventually they
> divided along state lines and the MO church was organized as a church on
> April 24, 1910. Previously it was a mission point for the Middle District
> of MO. Crist served as the presiding elder of the KC MO church after its
> organization as a church as well. Much of his work was with the KC KS
> church as it was closer to where he lived.
> Craik's history mentions he was ordained to the eldership by Bishops
> Andrew Hutchinson and S. S. Mohler. These men were from Johnson County MO,
> Hutchinson the elder at the Centerview Church and Mohler at the Mineral
> Creek Church--Middle MO District.
> One of the Crist brothers, and it may have been I.H., was involved in the
> child saving care in the KC area and placed many of the children with
> brethren in KS, OK, and MO, and elsewhere. I do not have the material
> available to verify this.
> Thanks Dwayne and Jan for the info presented. All four of the Crist
> brothers were quite active in several of the churches in KS, along with
> the KC MO and KS churches.
> Jane Davis.
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