Rusty Graham

Recently I was contacted via Twitter by Todd Graham, a great grandson of Erman Zebedee Graham. We exchanged some family information including, sadly, the passing last week of Todd’s grand uncle Rusty Graham. This is Rusty’s obituary from the Fresno Bee. Rest in peace, Rusty. Rusty Graham Rusty Graham passed away on Sunday, March 9,…

Headstone Application for Erman Zebedee Graham

In honor of Veterans Day 2013. Erman Zebedee Graham was the son of William Thomas Graham and Virgie Viola Copeland. He died on 15 April 1957 in Reedley, California. His widow Jackie applied for a military headstone based upon Erman’s service in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. Block 1, Name: Erman’s…

Obituary: Erman Graham

Originally published in the Marshall Mountain Wave on 3 May 1957.  Erman was the son of William Thomas Graham and Virgie Copeland. ERMON GRAHAM DIED IN CALIFORNIA Ermon1 Z. Graham, 39, died April 15, at Reedly, Calif., it was learned here this week. Mr. Graham was born at Watts, Ark in 1918, and lived here…

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…

William Thomas Graham

In my previous post I documented how I tracked down some of the information I have on William Thomas Graham.  That post was more about the process.  This post is more about the results, and so I’ll bring together the details as I have them today. William Thomas Graham was born on 20 February 1894…

Researching… William T Graham

Oftentimes a genealogist must weave together strong connections based upon tenuous evidence from varying sources. William T Graham was one of the children of John Henry Graham.  The only definite information I had on him came from the 1900 census: His name, his estimated date of birth (January 1893), and his residence in Red River…