Jesse Ivester Graham

12 March 1890–18 December 1954 (Age 64)
Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Jesse Ivester

When Jesse Ivester Graham was born on 12 March 1890, in Whitwell, Marion, Tennessee, United States, his father, Eli Graham, was 29 and his mother, Annie Priscilla Ivester, was 20. He married Susie Mae Lewis on 19 October 1912, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Civil District 3, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States in 1910 and Civil District 3, Claiborne, Tennessee, United States in 1930. He died on 18 December 1954, in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Chattanooga, Hamilton, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Ivester Graham
Susie Mae Lewis
Marriage: 19 October 1912
Louise Graham
Louis Eugene Graham
Victor Wesley Graham
Velma Rose Graham
Maurice Eli Graham

Spouse and Children

19 October 1912
Tennessee, United States


    Louise Graham


    Louis Eugene Graham


    Victor Wesley Graham


    Velma Rose Graham


    Maurice Eli Graham


Parents and Siblings



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World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 6

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 8

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.
1907 · Not for profit elections

Age 17

The first act prohibiting monetary contributions to political campaigns by major corporations.

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)

  • Jessie J Graham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Jesse I Graham, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jesse I Graham, "United States Census, 1940"

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