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…

Obituary: Berlene Graham

Berlene Graham Cody, a daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland, passed away yesterday. Last December, I published a short biography of her that was taken from an advertisement for Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, where she was residing. Rest in peace, Berlene. Berlene Graham Cody Berlene Graham Cody, age 88, of Perry,…

Berlene Cody

I recently came across an advertisement for the Perry County Nursing & Rehabilitation Center of Perryville, Arkansas. The ad was unusual in that it featured a profile of one of the residents of the center: Berlene Cody, née Graham, the daughter of John Jasper Graham and Danner Copeland. The profile gives a good representation of…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

A revision was published to the article on John Jasper Graham, adding in new information taken from the obituaries of John and his wife Danner. Expanded the paragraphs regarding John and Danner’s deaths Added a photograph of their grave marker Corrected the spelling of “Delois” Expanded the section on name variations Made some grammatical corrections…

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.,…

Tidying Up The Gray Home

Today is my grandpa’s 103rd birthday. I dedicate today’s tidying to Daniel Page Graham. The following changes have been published: John Jasper Graham Added images from the 1920 and 1930 United States Census Added data and an image from the 1940 United States Census Added in section headers by decade to make the article easier…

Obituary for Mary Matilda (Bohannon) Graham

A copy of this obituary was provided to me by Louise Graham Bower. I do not know in which paper it appeared, though it was possibly the Marshall Republican, the same paper that published John Henry Graham’s obituary nineteen months later. Mrs. MARY BOHANNON[1]                                Mrs. Mary Matilda Bohannon Graham, daughter of the late Neal…

Obituary: John Henry Graham

I came across the following obituary and “card of thanks” in the genealogy section of the Searcy County Library.  It was originally published in the Marshall Republican, 3 May 1946: John Henry Graham John Henry Graham, age 75, died at his home near Rambo, Searcy County, Wednesday, April 24.  He was a well known farmer…

Fourth And Three

Two tidbits of information revealed themselves to me as a result of my recent timeline post. Fourth Born Following the end of the Civil War, the United States Congress passed the Reconstruction Act, which placed the former Confederate states into five military districts overseen by the United States Army.  Each district was governed by a…