Joseph H. Graber

1 August 1870–3 April 1923 (Age 52)
Fairbury, Indian Grove Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States

The Life of Joseph H.

When Joseph H. Graber was born on 1 August 1870, in Fairbury, Indian Grove Township, Livingston, Illinois, United States, his father, Eli Graber, was 27 and his mother, Delphine Perney, was 17. He had at least 2 sons and 1 daughter with Elsie E Chambers. He lived in Guelph, Sumner, Kansas, United States for about 10 years. He died on 3 April 1923, in Sumner, Kansas, United States, at the age of 52.

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Joseph H. Graber
Elsie E Chambers
William Lee Graber
Florence Adella Graber
Charles H Graber

Spouse and Children


    Elsie E Chambers




    William Lee Graber


    Florence Adella Graber


    Charles H Graber


Parents and Siblings

    Eli Graber


    Delphine Perney





    Mary Graber


    John Lee Graber


World Events (8)

1872 · The First National Park

Age 2

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 7

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1885 · The First Skyscraper

Age 15

The Home Insurance Building is considered to be the first skyscraper in the world. It was supported both inside and outside by steel and metal that were deemed fireproof and also it was reinforced with concrete. It originally had ten stories but in 1891 two more were added.

Name Meaning

1 German: from an agent derivative of Middle High German graben ‘to dig or excavate’, hence an occupational name for a digger of graves or ditches, or an engraver of seals. This name is also found in the German-speaking part of Switzerland.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a grave-digger, either from German Gräber or from a Yiddishized form of Polish grabarz.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Joseph H Graber, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joseph H Graber, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Graber in entry for William Lee Graber, "California Death Index, 1940-1997"

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