Helen M. Graham

Brief Life History of Helen M.

Helen M. Graham was born on 1 October 1861, in Dane, 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 21 February 1944, in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fort Dodge, Webster, Iowa, United States.

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

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  • Helen Burkholter, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ellen Graham, "Iowa Marriages, 1809-1992"
  • Mrs Helen Burkholder, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.


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Name Meaning

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

Irish (especially Ulster): in Ireland Graham is generally the Scottish name, but it has additionally been adopted as an Anglicized form of both Ó Creacháin (see Crehan ) and Ó Gormghaile (see Gormley ).

History: The surname Graham was taken to Scotland at the beginning of the 12th century by the Norman baron William de Graham, holder of the manor of Grantham in Lincolnshire, from whom many if not all modern bearers are probably descended. The chief of Clan Graham is the Duke of Montrose.

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

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