Orson W Graham

Male4 August 1850–1 December 1932

Brief Life History of Orson W

When Orson W Graham was born on 4 August 1850, in Italy, Yates, New York, United States, his father, Lt Lewis Benjamin Graham, was 33 and his mother, Pamila Sanger Green, was 18. He married Charlotte A Wells on 9 December 1874, in Rock Island, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Kane Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 December 1932, in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Hampton Township Cemetery, Hampton, Rock Island, Illinois, United States.

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Orson W Graham
Charlotte A Wells
Marriage: 9 December 1874
Parmelia "Millie" Graham
Robert Edgar Graham

Sources (29)

  • Orson W Graham in household of Charles Bell, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Orson W. Graham, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Orson W Graham, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    9 December 1874Rock Island, Illinois, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

    Age 7

    The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.


    Age 13

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1872 · The First National Park

    Age 22

    Yellowstone National Park was given the title of the first national park by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by President Ulysses S. Grant. It is also believed to be the first national park in the world.

    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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