Samuel Bishop Graham

Brief Life History of Samuel Bishop

When Samuel Bishop Graham was born on 7 April 1850, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Graham, was 44 and his mother, Mary Bishop, was 41. He married Lillian E Grier in 1875. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in North Belle Vernon, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910 and Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States in 1920. He died on 20 March 1945, in Pittsburgh, Allegheny, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 94, and was buried in Belle Vernon Cemetery, Rostraver Township, Westmoreland, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Samuel Bishop Graham
Lillian E Grier
Marriage: 1875
Eva May Graham
Lillian W Graham
Sadie Graham
Ella M Graham
Elmer George Graham
Anna Graham
Charles B Graham

Sources (14)

  • Samuel B Graham, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Samuel Bishop Graham, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Samuel B. Graham in entry for William A. Mitchener and Eva May Graham, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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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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