A Gathering of Grahams

Forty-five years ago today, this brief article appeared in The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri recounting a gathering of Grahams. I’m not sure of the occasion – no obvious anniversaries or birthdays were on 19 October 1970, the date of the visit. Maybe they just missed each other’s company. Visits Uncle Monday evening Mr. and…

The Death of Noah B. Hayes

Tuesday, 4 February 1941, Noah B. Hayes was killed in a tragic accident on Highway 60 near Morehouse, Missouri. The Sikeston Herald, a newspaper in nearby Sikeston, Missouri, recounted the incident two days later, thusly: Crash Fatal to Gray Ridge Man Chest Pierced by Timber Loosened from Trailer. Struck by a flying timber loosened from…

Obituary: Dempsey R. Graham

Originally published at the web site for the Southeast Missourian. Thank you to Pat Graham for alerting me to Dempsey’s passing. Dempsey Graham MORLEY, Mo. -- Dempsey R. Graham[1], 93, of Morley passed away Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau. He was born Feb. 7, 1920, in Watts, Ark., to…

Obituary: Silas Danner Copeland

Here is the death notice for Danner Graham, published in The Sikeston Standard-Democrat on Tuesday, 11 June 1996. Danner Graham SIKESTON – Danner Graham, 98, died at 6:50 a.m. June 11, 1996, at the Sikeston Convalescent Center. Arrangements are incomplete at Amick-Burnett Funeral Chapel in Sikeston. The following day a full obituary was published in…

Obituary: John Jasper Graham

Originally published in The Daily Standard of Sikeston, Missouri on Monday, 13 August 1979. John Graham MORLEY – John Jasper Graham, 83, a retired farmer, died at 9:40 p.m. Saturday[1] at Southeast Missouri Hospital at Cape Girardeau, where he had been a patient since Aug. 2. He was born Jan. 19, 1896 in Watts, Ark.,…

Grahams Mark 60 Years of Marriage

Originally published in the Sikeston Standard Democrat on 9 April 2006: Grahams mark 60 years of marriage MORLEY -- Mr. and Mrs. Dempsey Graham[1] were guests of honor during a 60th wedding anniversary open-house celebration March 5 at Morley Church of Christ. Hosts were their children and grandchildren. Graham and the former Lillian Delene Harris…

Obituary: Callie (Watts) Graham

Originally published in The Marshall Republican on Thursday, 2 October 1958. Callie Graham, Wife of Jesse Graham, Died Mrs. Callie Graham, aged 64, wife of Jesse Graham, died Saturday.  The family had resided in the Rambo and Watts communities for a number of years. Mrs. Graham was born October 18, 1893.  She professed faith in…

Timeline Thus Far

I thought it might be neat to take some of the dates mentioned in the articles on Graham Ancestry and arrange them in chronological order along with some other significant American historical milestones. Nineteenth Century 4 July 1819.  The Territory of Arkansas was created from a portion of the Missouri Territory. 15 June 1836.  Arkansas…

Obituary: Denver Graham

Found at the Sikeston Standard Democrat’s web site.  Denver Graham was one of the sons of my grand uncle John Jasper Graham. SIKESTON – Denver E. Graham, 86, died at 5:45 a.m. Sept. 10, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center. Born Oct. 29, 1917, in Watts, Ark., son of the late J.J. and Danner Copeland…