Esther Marcella Graham

19 December 1909–7 July 2003 (Age 93)
Corning, Perry, Ohio, United States

The Life of Esther Marcella

When Esther Marcella Graham was born on 19 December 1909, in Corning, Perry, Ohio, United States, her father, Charles William Graham, was 24 and her mother, Mary Schottelkorb, was 24. She married Raymond Silvanus on 25 May 1935, in Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States. She lived in Salisbury Township, Meigs, Ohio, United States in 1920 and Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1930. She died on 7 July 2003, in Peoria, Maricopa, Arizona, United States, at the age of 93.

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Raymond Silvanus
Esther Marcella Graham
Marriage: 25 May 1935

Spouse and Children

25 May 1935
Indianola, Warren, Iowa, United States

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World Events (8)

1910 · The BSA is Made

Age 1

Being modeled after the Boy Scout Association in England, The Boy Scouts of America is a program for young teens to learn traits, life and social skills, and many other things to remind the public about the general act of service and kindness to others.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 4

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1934 · The Grout Museum

Age 25

The museum started as a private collection given to the city by Henry W. Grout. Today it is still a nonprofit educational museum that helps engage students and all people from the surrounding communities.

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)

  • Esther Silvanus in household of Raymond Silvanus, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ester M Graham in household of Charles W Graham, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Ester M Graham in household of Charles W Graham, "United States Census, 1910"

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