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Thursday, October 13, 2016

Chris Boss Wieland

Chris Wieland, DeRay Bryan, and Whit Bryan (Dad). Dad can't be much older than 12 or 13 in this photo
dating it about 1932 or 1933. Dad is straddling the Texas - New Mexico State Line. 

Chris and my father's dog, Reno

DeRay and Chris
Chris Boss Wieland - This appears to be the Bryan home. 

I have 18 photos of Chris Boss Wieland, two photos taken at his funeral, and a photo of his parents. He is not my family, but was obviously a very good friend of my Aunt DeRay Bryan.  

My father remembered Chris by his first and last name and labeled most of the photos. 

Chris has been seen in records as Christ, Chris, and Christian. Wieland has also been seen as Weiland. 
Chris Boss Wieland - Several photos were taken in front of this building.

Chris was born on February 22, 1899 in Kansas.  He was one of eight children of Frank Anthony Wieland and Mary Theresa Schafer. Other Wieland children were Guy Edward, Omer Everett, Walter V., Marie C., Gertrude Anna, Louis J., Leonard John, and Sylvester (Wes) Anthony. 

By 1920 he was living on his own in Vernon, Kay County, Oklahoma and in 1921, he married 18 year old Mildred Ferrell in Newkirk, Kay County, Oklahoma

In the late 1920s, he was working for the Ferndale Motor Company. Visit my post Family Photos: Automotive Businesses to see a photo of the Ferndale Motor Company found with my aunt's photos. 

In 1930 he was living with his wife on Weatherly Street in Borger, Texas. His brothers Omer and Leonard also lived in Borger. I don't know if Chris and his wife divorced or if she passed away, but he appears to be with Aunt DeRay in the 1930s. 
DeRay and Chris

Chris passed away on December 22, 1935. You can see photos of his funeral day and his grave site at my post I Found the Bell Tower AND it is NOT in Texas!

I have created a family tree with much of the information I found about Chris, his parents, and siblings. All of my photos of this family and some very informative newspaper clippings will be added to this tree. Look for Chris Wieland's Family Tree at in the Public Trees. If you don't have Ancestry, send me an email or comment on the Chris Wieland post found on my Moments in Time Facebook page

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© 2016 Sources

Baker, B. "Christopher B Wiland - Facts." Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <>.

Borger Daily Herald (Borger, Tex.), Vol. 2, No. 180, Ed. 1 Thursday, June 21, 1928, newspaper, June 21, 1928; Borger, Texas. ( accessed October 13, 2016), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting Hutchinson County Library, Borger Branch.

Chris Weiland in the 1920 United States Federal Census. N.p., n.d. Web. 13 Oct. 2016. <>.

C B Wieland in the 1930 United States Federal Census. Web. 21 Aug. 2016. <>.

Family photographs and documents from the collection of Diana Bryan Quinn. 

United States Marriage Images. Web. 22 Aug. 2016.

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