End of the War to End all Wars

One hundred years ago: My great uncle, Private William Thomas Graham, was serving in France with Company F, 348th Infantry, 87th Division. The division was under orders for service at the front lines and was actually in movement when peace broke out on November 11th at 1100 hours, bringing an end to World War I.

Tidying Up The Gray Home

Merry Christmas from Graham Ancestry! The following entries have been recently updated: Jesse & Sarah Graham Complete re-write of article Added two new photographs of their grave markers Added two images from the census Expanded the Sources so that you can easily check my work! Who Is Buried In William’s Grave? Added a new detail…

87th Division’s WWI History

I’ve been browsing the Internet to find a more in-depth picture of what the 87th Division was doing during their time in France during the First World War.  While there are a plethora of sites that recount the division’s Second World War history, in which they participated in various combat campaigns, there is little in…

William T. Graham Grave Marker Slideshow

A series of photographs by Ashli B. Graham of William Thomas Graham's grave marker at Shady Grove Cemetery, Searcy County, Arkansas on Saturday, 4 June 2011.

Obituary of Erman Graham

Originally published in the Marshall Mountain Wave on Friday, 3 May 1957.  Erman was the son of William Thomas Graham and Virgie Copeland. ERMON GRAHAM DIED IN CALIFORNIA Ermon[1] 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…

Wartime Dispatches: Departure & Arrival of the Chicago

This Associated Press article appeared in the Daily Herald on 27 February 1919.  William Thomas Graham was a soldier in Company F, mentioned herein. SOUTHERN TROOPS SAIL FROM FRANCE Units of Eighty Seventh Division Composed of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi Men. Washington, Feb 27.—Forty-six officers and 100 men comprising headquarters of 1st and 3rd Battalions…