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GRAHAM, J. G.

GRAHAM, COFFEN

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Date: 5/19/2005 at 10:09:45

Biography reproduced from page 488 of the History of Kossuth and Humboldt Counties, Iowa published in 1884:

J. G. Graham, son of John and Hannah J. Graham, was born in Hastings Co., Canada, June 6, 1859. In 1876 he went to Lapeer Co., Mich., engaging in the lumber business until 1879. He then came to Iowa, and worked for the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad Company. He helped to build the road into Bancroft, and in December, 1881, located in that city. In 1882 he began to clerk for Johnson Bros., with whom he still remains. Mr. Graham was married Dec. 25, 1881, to Artie M. Coffen, daughter of C. S. and Aurilla Coffen, of Portland township, her parents being among the first settlers in that township. Mr. Grahamís father is a native of Ireland. He now lives in Canada, being engaged in farming. His mother died in 1876. Mr. Graham is a democrat, in politics.


 

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