Martha Graham

Brief Life History of Martha

When Martha Graham was born about 8 June 1831, in Escott, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, her father, William Graham, was 46 and her mother, Martha Ralph, was 33. She had at least 6 sons and 5 daughters with Benjamin B Warren. She lived in Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada in 1901 and Ontario, Canada in 1911. She died on 14 March 1914, in Lansdowne, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 82, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Lansdowne, Leeds and the Thousand Islands, Leeds and Grenville, Ontario, Canada.

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Benjamin B Warren
Martha Graham
Erastus Edwin Warren
Charlotte Ann Warren
Clara Mary Warren
Alice Warren
Eliza Eleanor Warren
Homer M Warren
William Ralph Warren
Jeanette Elizabeth Warren
George B Warren
Joseph Hilliard Warren
Delbert Frederick Warren

Sources (27)

  • Martha Warren, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Martha Warren, "Canada, Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Martha Warren, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

World Events (5)

1867 · Ontario Founded

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.


British Columbia joins the confederation.

1883 · Mining Boom

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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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