Helen M Graham

May 1861–22 February 1944 (Age 82)
Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Helen M

Helen M Graham was born in May 1861, in Wisconsin, United States as the daughter of James Graham and Mary Flint. She married Richard T Burkholder on 9 October 1883, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Webster, Iowa, United States in 1895. She died on 22 February 1944, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in C C Carpenter Cemetery, Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Richard T Burkholder
Helen M Graham
Marriage: 9 October 1883
William Burkholder
baby girl Burkholder
Arthur Burkholder
Ada Vidella Burkholder
Bessie M Burkholder
Florence Mae Burkholder
Leroy R Burkholder

Spouse and Children

9 October 1883
Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Graham


    Mary Flint




World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The First Successful Typewriter is Invented

Age 6

A patent was filed on October 11, 1867, on a new direct action typewriter. The patent was filed by Christopher Latham Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule who had invented the prototype in Milwaukee.
1883 · The Newhall House Hotel Fire

Age 22

A fire erupted on January 10, 1883, at the Newhall Hotel in Milwaukee. The fire began at 4:00 am in an elevator shaft and raced up through the building. The fire spread so quickly that many could not escape. General and Mrs. Tom Thumb, stars of P.T. Barnum's circus, were guests in the hotel at the time of the fire. A firefighter reached them by ladder and they were able to escape safely. The exact number of deaths remains unknown as the hotel register was destroyed in the fire, however, the death toll is estimated between 75-90.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: habitational name from Grantham in Lincolnshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Graham (as well as Grantham, Grandham, and Granham). See also Grantham .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Helen Burkeholder in household of Russell W Lowrey, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Hellen Burkeholder in household of Richard Burkeholder, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Helen Burkholder in household of R T Burkholder, "United States Census, 1910"

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