Re: Wife of Keith David Graham

Title: Re: [nscumber] Wife of Keith David Graham
Gerry:

Thanks.

Her obit helps support the fact her hubby is who we think he is as Jr.’s obit doesn’t mention his mother’s name or that of his sibling, Dayle Graham.

Dave


On 15-01-28 8:37 PM, "nscumber" <nscumber@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

 
 
 
   

Dave, Steve,

Here is the 2008 obituary for the wife of Keith David Graham from the Funk Funeral Home web site:

Lois Graham
July 1, 1930 - January 24, 2008
Lois (Hayden) Graham, 77, of Bristol, died on Thursday, (January 24, 2008) at Yale - New Haven Hospital, following a brief illness.  She was the wife of K. David Graham Jr.  Lois was born in Bristol in 1930, the daughter of Robert and Amelia (Bidwell) Hayden.  She attended local schools, and graduated from Bristol High School and Smith College in Northampton, MA.  Upon graduation from college, Lois worked at Connecticut Mutual in Hartford, where she wrote articles and took photographs to help produce the company’s newsletter.  She soon married, however, and began devoting much of her time to her home and growing family.  She was involved in Bristol as a participant in civic organizations over the years.  Her longtime involvement with the Bristol Girls Club included important work as a fundraiser for that organization’s Imagine Nation children’s museum.  At the time of her death, she was training to become a docent at the New Britain Museum of American Art.  She was a longstanding member of Bristol’s Alpha Reading Club and active member of the Bristol First Congregational Church.  “Lo,” as friends and family called her, especially loved the time she spent at The Decoy, the family cottage on the shore in Quonnochontaug, RI.  She looked forward to opening the cottage every spring, then tending her flower beds, playing tennis, painting with watercolors and swimming in the ocean as the summer progressed.  Most of all, she enjoyed opening the cottage to her children and grandchildren, all of whom share indelible memories of Lo at “Quonnie.”  Besides her husband, Lois is survived by two daughters, Lynn Goldberg of Westport and Marcia Monagan of Waterbury, a son, K. David Graham of Berwyn, PA; and eight grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Sunday, January 27, 2008, at 3 PM at First Congregational Church of Bristol.  Burial will be private.  There are no calling hours.  Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol, is in care of arrangements.  In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the church at 31 Maple St., Bristol, CT  06010, or to Imagine Nation Museum, One Pleasant St., Bristol, CT  06010.  On-line guestbook available at www.funkfuneralhome.com.

Gerry

  
 
 
 

 
From: "David Winter davidwinter@... [nscumber]" <nscumber@yahoogroups.com>
 To: nscumber <nscumber@yahoogroups.com>
 Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 4:47 PM
 Subject: Re: [nscumber] Keith David Graham
 

 

 
 
 
   
Keith David Graham Jr.

Dave
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<http://www.funkfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Keith-David-Graham1811535615/#!/Obituary>

Obituary for Keith David Graham
Keith David Graham, Jr., 83, of Bristol, died Monday (October 31, 2011) at Bristol Hospital following a brief illness. He was the husband of the late Lois (Hayden) Graham. Dave was born in Bristol on 1928. He was a 1945 graduate of Bristol High School, where he was basketball captain, and Yale University, Class of 1949. Upon graduation, he taught briefly at the Cassidy School in Oklahoma City before serving in the Korean War, where he saw frontline action in the army infantry and rose to the rank of first lieutenant. After the war, Dave returned to Bristol, where he went to work in the insurance and real estate business with Peck, Barnard and Olmstead, and later with the Roland Dumont Agency. In 1953, he wed Lois Hayden, also of Bristol, to whom he would remain happily married, for 55 years until her death in 2008. Dave also became active in local boards and committees, including terms on the boards of Bristol Hospital, Bristol Library and Hartford Stage. He was a founding director of Tunxis Community College and was also active in AARP, Lifelong Learning and the Rotary Club. Dave was an excellent and enthusiastic tennis player, an expert bridge player and one of Yale's most loyal sons. He loved spending summer days at the family cottage in Quonochontaug, RI. When his grandchildren were young, there was nothing he enjoyed more than orchestrating Easter egg hunts in his yard, testing them in highly competitive card games, and gathering all of them for a ritual reading of "The Night Before Christmas." As his grandchildren grew older, Dave became a vocal, supportive fan at their various plays, recitals and athletic contests. He is survived by two daughters, Lynn Goldberg of Westport and Marcia Monagan of Middlebury; one son, Keith David Graham III of Berwyn, PA; and eight grandchildren. In recent years, he was fortunate enough to find affection and companionship with his lifelong friend Shirley Rose.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, Nov. 5, at 1 p.m. at Bristol's First Congregational Church. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Bristol Public Library or Bristol Hospital. Funk Funeral Home, 35 Bellevue Ave., Bristol is assisting the family. Please visit Dave's memorial web-site at www.FunkFuneralHome.com
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On 15-01-28 5:30 PM, "nscumber" <nscumber@yahoogroups.com> wrote:



 
 
 
   

Steve,

You mentioned that you were not 100% certain that the FindAGrave item was for our Keith David Graham.  The following two items should help:

1)  While FindAGrave does not list a birth date, the photo of the headstone clearly lists birth in 1899.

2)  The Social Security Death Index lists:
Keith Graham, b Jun 5, 1899, d Feb 1976; Last res = BradfordWesterly, Washington Co., Rhode Island; SS # issued in Conn.

Because the SSDI birth date is identical to the 1901 census and Draft Registration card, I believe we're safe in assuming the burial is for our Cumberland County lad.

Gerry

  
 
 
 

 
From: "Steve Cameron truemanville@... [nscumber]" <nscumber@yahoogroups.com>
 To: Postings Group <nscumber@yahoogroups.com>
 Sent: Monday, January 26, 2015 2:46 PM
 Subject: [nscumber] Keith David Graham
 

 

 
 
 
   
He was the s/o William George Graham and Ruth Law of Fox River.

Steve

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Keith David Graham
 
United States World War I Draft Registration Cards
 
Name: Keith David Graham  
Event Type: Draft Registration  
Event Date: 1917-1918  
Event Place: Hartford County no 2, Connecticut, United States  
Gender: Male  
Nationality: Great Britain  
Birth Date: 05 Jun 1899  
Birthplace:

[nearest relative: Ruth Graham / same address]

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Keith Graham
 
United States Census, 1920
 
Name: Keith Graham  
Event Type: Census  
Event Year: 1920  
Event Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States  
Gender: Male  
Age: 20  
Marital Status: Single  
Race: White  
Race (Original): White  
Can Read: Yes  
Can Write: Yes  
Relationship to Head of Household: Son  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Son  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900  
Birthplace: Nova Scotia  
Immigration Year: 1910  
Father's Birthplace: Nova Scotia  
Mother's Birthplace: Nova Scotia  

Household          Role Gender Age Birthplace

Ruth Graham      Head      F     63    Nova Scotia
John Graham     Son         M    25    Nova Scotia
Keith Graham     Son        M    20    Nova Scotia
Lester Bowden  Boarder  M     30    Nova Scotia
Curtis Bowden   Boarder M     22    Nova Scotia
Arthur Bowden  Boarder M     20    Nova Scotia

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Keith D Graham
 
United States Census, 1930
 
Name: Keith D Graham  
Event Type: Census  
Event Year: 1930  
Event Place: Bristol, Hartford, Connecticut, United States  
Gender: Male  
Age: 30  
Marital Status: Married  
Race: White  
Race (Original): White  
Relationship to Head of Household: Head  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1900  
Birthplace: Canada  
Father's Birthplace: Canada  
Mother's Birthplace: Canada  

Household            Role Gender Age Birthplace

Keith D Graham     Head      M    30    Canada
Madeline Graham  Wife        F    30    Connecticut
Doyle Graham       Daughter F      7    Connecticut [Dayle]
K David Graham    Son         M     2    Connecticut [Jr.]

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Keith D Graham
 
United States Census, 1940
Name: Keith D Graham  
Event Type: Census  
Event Date: 1940  
Event Place: Bristol, Bristol Town, Hartford, Connecticut, United States  
Gender: Male  
Age: 41  
Marital Status: Married  
Race (Original): White  
Race: White  
Relationship to Head of Household (Original): Head  
Relationship to Head of Household: Head  
Birthplace: Nova Scotia Canada  
Birth Year (Estimated): 1899  
Last Place of Residence: Same Place  

Household           Role Gender Age Birthplace

Keith D Graham  Head       M    41    Nova Scotia Canada
Madlyn Graham  Wife        F     41    Connecticut
Daryl Graham     Daughter F     17    Connecticut [Dayle]
David Graham     Son         M    12    Connecticut

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Keith Graham [not 100% sure if this is the right one]
 
Find A Grave Index
 
Name: Keith Graham  
Event Type: Burial  
Event Date: 1976  
Event Place: Terryville, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States of America  
Photograph Included: Yes  
Death Date: 1976  
Affiliate Record Identifier: 133739529  
Cemetery: Hillside Cemetery