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The Graham Family


This column is part of a feature series which focuses on a different Centre County family each week. Five new columns will be released each month unless some technical difficulty enters the picture.

This column's focus is on Graham. An effort has been made to identify all persons carrying that name in the 1890 U.S. Census, using the Centre County business directory which was formed from a preliminary review of that census before the larger set of 1890 U.S. Census records was destroyed by fire. (Sadly, the postal directory does not typically provide the ages of females, but it's the best record we've got).

One book in the Pennsylvania Room of the Centre County Library in Bellefonte apparently deal with the Graham family. It is: David H. Graham's Pennsylvania Heritage: A Chartered Genealogical History of Harold Edmund Graham & Effie Ruth Coble (1983).

There are 29 different first-name entries for Graham in John Blair Linn's History of Centre and Clinton County (1883). In addition, there are many references to the name in Beers' Commemorative Biographical Record of Central Pennsylvania (1898).

And, now, your ancestors' GRAHAM neighbors in 1890:

In BELLEFONTE Borough:

Edward, 74, shoemaker--126 N. Allegheny
	Mary
	Mary R.
	Sarah
	Emma
J. Benner, 44, shoemaker--18 S. Penn
	Agnes
	Franklin C. 8
	James L. 6
	Joseph S. 1
M. S., 63, barber--110 E. High
	Sarah E.
	George 17

In BURNSIDE Township:

Arthur, 51, Laborer--Pine Glenn
	Anna E.

In FERGUSON Township:

Frank 15--Pine Grove Mills
Randall 14--State College
William E., 33, laborer--Pine Grove Mills

In LIBERTY Towsnhip:

Alfred E., 32, merchant--Blanchard
	Ella
	Charles A. 2

In PHILIPSBURG Borough:

Anna--6th St.
Elizabeth--Water St.
Mary A.--10th St.
	Rowland 25

In RUSH Township:

Henry, 34, teamster--Philipsburg
	Sarah
	Joseph 7
	Hannah C.
Thomas, 28--Philipsburg
	Harriet
	Latitia
	Mary
	Robert 23
	Michael 22
William H. 46, laborer--Philipsburg
	Sarah
	George L. 17

In SNOW SHOE Township:

Charles R., 40, miner--Snow Shoe
	Isabella
	Agnes
	David 10
	Jennie
	Charles R. 8 mos.

In WALKER Township:

Alfred G., 39, lumberman--Zion