Christopher was born on 24 December 1843 at Tillenburg, Ontario to parents John Garnett and Alice P. (nee Jackson). John was a clerk and then an accountant. The family were identified in the Census as Wesleyan Methodists
He married Caroline Amelia Forbes (1849-1934) on 25 December 1865 at Elgin, Ontario, in a Wesleyan Methodist ceremony. Census returns identify six children.
- John Robert (1866-1947)
- Sarah Eleanor (1868-1952)
- Mary Eliza (1872-1951)
- Caroline Ann (1877-1956)
- Alice Maud (1879-1956)
- Sherman Wesley Forbes (1885-1952)
Christopher emigrated to the United States, obtaining citizenship on 19 November 1881. He continued to be a minister, living in Michigan. He died on 1 March 1933 at Durand, Michigan and is buried in Lovejoy Cemetery.
- 1878 Wolsingham
- 1879 Artemesia, Canada
- 1881 Gravenhurst
- 1882 disappears
Primitive Methodist Church in Canada Minutes 1881/36
W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990
Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers