A Small Source

Sometimes just a tiny line can fill in a lot of details. I was searching at NewspaperArchive.com today and came across this very brief birth announcement in the Sikeston Herald. Hospital Notes Mr. and Mrs. Vernon Graham, of Route 3, Sikeston are the parents of a girl born Saturday at the Delta Community Hospital. Mr.…

Obituary: Martha L. Graham

This is the obituary for my aunt Lorice Graham, née Shaw. I do not know in which newspapers it was published. I found it posted on her memorial at Find A Grave. Martha L. Graham Martha L. Graham1, 69, passed away July 27th, 2004, in Mountain View. She was born August 19, 1934 in Risco,…

Obituary: Vernon Leroy Graham

The following is the obituary for my uncle Vernon Leroy Graham. I do not know in which newspapers it was published. I found it posted on his memorial at Find A Grave. Vernon Graham Vernon Leroy Graham1, 60, of Marshall, died August 2 in Harrison. He was born October 4, 1932 at Watts. He was…

Obituary: Daniel Paig Graham

This is the obituary for my grandpa, Daniel Graham, originally published in the Marshall Mountain Wave. DANIEL PAIG GRAHAM Daniel Paig1 Graham, 73, of Marshall, died March 15 in the Baptist Medical Center in Little Rock. He was born August 12, 1909 in Searcy County.  He was a retired painter and a member of the…

How I Spent My Arkansas Vacation

A couple of weeks ago I took a week’s vacation from work so that I could attend the North Arkansas Ancestor Fair and the Graham family reunion, both in Marshall, Arkansas.  This will be a recap of the highlights. Travellin’ Down Left Chicagoland and drove south.  Our goal the first day was simply to travel…

Obituary: Blanche B. (Watts) Graham

I recently wrote to the Roller-Coffman Funeral Home in Marshall, Arkansas to see if they had kept copies of the obituaries for my grandparents Daniel and Blanche Graham.  While they did not have Daniel’s, they did have Blanche’s, and Linda Steen of the funeral home very kindly sent to me a copy of it, which…

A Grave Matter

Today, I made my first online memorial at Find A Grave.  It was for my first cousin Robert Daniel Graham, or Danny as we all knew him.  He was Uncle Leroy’s only son, and died in 1988.  Danny was buried at Beverly Cemetery in Blue Island, Illinois, which is only about four miles from where…

Find the Cemetery, Snap Photographs

In April 2010 I was attending a military course at Camp Joseph T. Robinson in North Little Rock, Arkansas.  The course was two weeks long, but classes were not conducted on the weekend.  I took the opportunity of the free weekend to drive up to Marshall, Arkansas to see if I could find Rambo Cemetery,…