Sarah Ann Graham

13 March 1861–13 February 1928 (Age 66)
Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States

The Life of Sarah Ann

When Sarah Ann Graham was born on 13 March 1861, in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States, her father, Robert C Graham, was 44 and her mother, Ann Bowden, was 37. She married Walter McNees on 5 November 1885, in Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Adelphi, Polk, Iowa, United States in 1900 and Opportunity, City of Spokane Valley, Spokane, Washington, United States in 1910. She died on 13 February 1928, in Athol, Kootenai, Idaho, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Kootenai, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter McNees
Sarah Ann Graham
Marriage: 5 November 1885
Frank Graham McNees
Walter Claude McNees
Maude Eliza McNees
Robert George McNees

Spouse and Children

    Walter McNees



5 November 1885
Douglas Township, Polk, Iowa, United States


Parents and Siblings


    Ann Bowden




    William B Graham



    Jerry B Graham


    Sophia Elizabeth Graham


    David C Graham


+4 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · The Burtis Opera House

Age 6

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 20

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

Gaelic: From the Gaelic words "gruama," meaning surly, stern, morose, dark, gloomy; "gruamach," meaning surly, stern, frowning, grim; or "gruaimean," meaning a surly man, a man with a frowning visage

Sources (3)

  • Anna Graham in household of Robert Graham, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Annie Mcnees in household of Walter Mcnees, "Iowa State Census, 1895"
  • Sarah A Graham in household of Robert Graham, "United States Census, 1860"

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