Lelah Pearl Graham

Brief Life History of Lelah Pearl

When Lelah Pearl Graham was born on 17 September 1923, in Grove, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States, her father, Riley Reed Graham, was 31 and her mother, Mabel Orthie Brunick, was 29. She married Charles David Barlow on 20 December 1941, in Skiatook, Osage, Oklahoma, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Webster Township, Hitchcock, Nebraska, United States in 1930 and Township 6, Delaware, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 27 October 1986, in San Bernardino, San Bernardino, California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Crestlawn Memorial Park, Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Charles David Barlow
Lelah Pearl Graham
Marriage: 20 December 1941
Richard Dale Barlow

Sources (4)

  • Lela Graham in household of Riley Graham, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Lelah Barlow, "United States Social Security Death Index"
  • Lela P Graham in household of Riley R Graham, "United States Census, 1930"

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1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 


Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

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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