On March 21, 1855 at the age of 26 Christie married 25-year-old Mary Jane McMullen. Three years later, their first daughter, Anne Elizabeth was born. In 1860, their first son, James E. Christie was born and in 1864, Mary Jane delivered their second daughter, Fanny Laura Christie. In 1868, tragedy struck only eight months after the birth William's second son, William "Willie" Christie, when an illness, disease or virus claimed the lives of 8-year-old James and 8-month-old Willie. Christie also had a third son: Robert Jaffray.
Christie Street and Christie Pits in Toronto are named after him. Christie subway station is named after the street.
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