Graham ~ Greenawalt Photo History This site is best viewed at a 1280 x 800 screen resolution.
We have very few photos of our great grandparents, William and Sadie Graham, family. We do have a nice set of photos from their son, Calvin and Ruth Graham and their family, including Ruth's Barr ~ Ellis Family, and we have a few photos of William's son with his 1st wife, Dellia Killinger, Norman Graham.
We also have a nice group of photos of Sadie Greenawalt's family, starting with her grandfather, Peter and Sarah Greenawalt children, and Sadie's parents, Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt family.
Our Graham Family Photos begin with our great grandfather William Graham and his wife Sadie Greenawalt. We also have photos of William's son with his 1st wife Dellia Killinger, Norman Wesley Graham, William's brother, Harry Albert Graham, and William's cousins David Theodore Graham and Franklin Elmer Graham. To unerstand this family, you just need to start with William's grandparents biogrpahy John Graham and Lydia Devor.
Unless we know the date of the photo, we will estimate (c-circa) the date based on a number of factors; knowing a person and estimating their age in the photos, clothing styles, photographic techniques, etc.
If you would like to contribute to this effort, or have any questions, suggestions, corrections, please email me.
There were at least two early 18th century Colonial Pennsylvania Greenawalt families that arrived prior to our Greenawalt patriarch, Johann Nicholas Greenawalt, who first arrived in 1771 Colonial Philadelphia.
Abraham Greenawlt and Johann Greenawalt, who both settle in early Lancaster County Pennyslvania. Here is a photo of Abraham's great-great grandson, Abraham Greenawalt and his wife Mary Ann. There is a slight resemblence to Henry Greenawalt. We're still researching if there is any relationship between these two men.
Our Greenawalt Family contains a proud heritage dating back to Gumpersberg, Wurttemberg (now Hessen) Germany, and the marriage between Johannes Grünewald and Eva Catherina (Katherina) Reeg (vonHoff). One of their sons was Johann Nicholas Greenawalt who first arrived in 1771 Colonial Philadelphia, and later lived in the Allentown area. It was from this area in 1776 he entered the Revolutionary War. After the war Nicholas settled in the Shippensburg Pensylvania area, and married Mary Miller. They had a son named Peter Greenawalt, who married Sarah Cover.
Peter Greenawalt was the only child of Nicholas and Mary Greenawalt that would continue the Greenawalt family name. He and his wife Sarah Cover had ten children.
Here’s a photo taken at a Greenawalt family home. The names were transcribed from poorly written notes belonging to David Greenawalt, Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt’s grandson. The names are still being determined, and there may be mistakes.
This is the only known photo of Peter Greenawalt’s children, and this is the same photo with names imposed on it.
Peter’s children and wives are sitting down in the middle row, and some of their children are standing behind them. The photo was taken on August 29th 1914 photo of the Peter Greenawalt Families Reunion. It was also during this time that Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. They were married August 13th 1864.
2nd Row Left to Right: Standing behind a lady who is sitting holding a baby, David Greenawalt; Peter and Sarah Greenawalt’s children: Lydia Greenawalt-Wingert or Susan Greenawalt; John R. Greenawalt and his wife Catherine; Henry Greenawalt and his wife Jeannetta; Ella Newman and her husband Simon Greenawalt.
3rdRow Left to Right: Standing behind David Greenawalt, Teenage Girl; Thomas Greenawalt’s daughter,Pearl Greenawalt-Hoffman holding her daughter Marian Hoffman; Thomas Albert Greenawalt; Young girl in her teens standing beside the porch pole and behind Annie Josephine Greenawalt-Wenger holding her son Paul Wenger; Sadie Greenawalt-Graham; Young girl standing behind Sadie; Samuel Wilson Greenawalt holding baby his youngest son Edgar; David Greenawalt and his wife standing behind him Amelia Wettig-Greenawlt; Ira Benjamin Greenawalt; Elsie and Calvin Greenawalt.
4th Row Left to Right: Simon Greenawalt’s daughter, Gertrude Smee; Thomas Greenawalt’s daughter, Francis Mowery; Carole Mowery holding baby about 1 year old?; Girl early 20s; Man about late 20s early 30s; Man mid 30s; Lady early 20s holding baby about 1 year old and behind a girl late teens early 20s; lady late teens early 20s; Annie Greenawalt-Wenger’s son; Merle Lester Greenawalt; William Graham; SamuelGreenawalt’s wife, Lillie Kohler; Lady about mid to late 20s; Lady about mid 30s holding baby about 1 to 2 years old and behind a Man about mid 30s (Raymond G. Mowery; Enos Wenger; Elizabeth Greenawalt; Eva (Provard) Greenawalt; a Greenawalt; Wenger; Merle Greenawalt; William Graham; Lilla (Kohler) Greenawalt; Mrs. Robert Greenawalt 2nd wife; Robert Greenawalt; Jane (Angle) Greenawalt; Elsie Greenawalt; Charles Greenawalt; Myrtle Greenawalt
One of Peter’s sons is my great-great grandfather. You can use this link to read about Henry Greenawalt, and his marriage with Jeannette Ann Brinkley-Laughlin. Together they had eight children. Their first born was my great grandmother,Sadie.
HG (UNK) This photo was in the collection from Sadie Greenawalt who married William Graham. In looking at the photo, I would have to guess it’s a grandchild of Henry and Jeannetta; most likely Ira Benjamin Greenawalt’s son, Guy.
HG (01) Jeannette Brinkley-Laughlin-Greenawalt taken at the home of her son, Benjamin Ira Greenawalt of Shippensburg Pennsylvania. Here's another photo of Jeannette
HG (02B) An original photo of the Greenawalt family home in Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. That is Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt standing by the fence. Click on this link to see the digitally restored photo, and another photo to see the home as it appeared in July 2011.
HG (02D) This is a photo of the home being built. The people in the photo are not known.
HG (04) This is an August 29th 1914 photo of Henry and Jeannette Greenawalt and their children.
HG (05) This photo appears to be of Samuel Wilson Greenawalt’s first daughter, Edna who was born March 1895. She married Hoch and their first child was named Vera who was born in 1914. To make this connection, see photos.
HG (09) The person sitting is someone unknown, and sitting on the arm of the chair is Earl Brinton Greenawalt, Sarah Greenawalt-Graham’s son, who took the name Greenawalt.
HG (13) This is a photo of Enos Wenger (Annie Greenawalt's husband), with one of thier children; Marion Wenger. See AJG (10)
HG (15) Henry, Janette, and John Greenawalt headstone at the Shippensburg Cemetery.
HG (15C) Janette Brinkley's mother’s headstone at the Lurgan Church and Cemetery.
Thomas Albert Greenawalt was born March 27th 1867 Mongul Lurgan Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. He was 1 years old when he married 18 year old married Ella Lizzie Michael on June 11th 1888 in Franklin County Pennsylvania. Ella was born in 1870 to John and Elizabeth Michael.
Thomas and Ella had 10 children.
TAG (01) Thomas Albert Greenawalt
TAG (02) Thomas’s wife, Ella L. Michael
TAG (03) Thomas Greenawalt’s and Ella Michael’s Marriage Certificate
TAG (04) Greenawalt Grandchildren
TAG (04A) Greenawalt Grandchildren
TAG (05) Thomas Greenawalt Home, which was located just North of Roxbury, Franklin County Pennsylvania.
TAG (06) Seba Everett Greenawalt
TAG (08) Sylva Greenawalt
TAG (10) The tombstone of Thomas Greenawalt, his wife Ella L. Michael, and two of their sons; Dallas A, Greenawalt and Paul M. Greenawalt. Their gravesite is located in the Lurgan, outside Shippensburg Pennsylvania in the Lurgan Church cemetery. Not far from their site is the gravesite of Thomas's brother and his family; David Franklin Greenawalt and Janet E., and their sister and her family; Sadie and William Graham…my great grandparents
SWG (01) Samuel Wilson Greenawalt and Lillian Myrtle Koehler Family, circa 1910. Sitting, left to right: Samuel Greenawalt and his wife Lillian Myrtle Kohler with their son Theodore Greenawalt. Standing left to right: Myrtle, Wilbur, Edna, and Bruce. This is the same photo with the names imposed on it.
SWG (02) Circa 1910
SWG (03) Samuel and Lillian Greenawalt’s grave site headstone at the Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg Pennsylvania.
SWG (06) Samuel and Lillie Greenawalt’s son Percy’s headstone at the Shippensburg Cemetery, Shippensburg Pennsylvania.
DFG (02) Written on the back; Uncle Thomas and Uncle Caley; On the left is Calvin Greenawalt and on the right is his bother Thomas Greenawalt.
DFG (03) Written on the back 1912 Cadillac, Uncle Frank, Mom-Mom’s Brother.
DFG (05) Written on the back Uncle Frank’s Family.
DFG (06) Written on the back; Uncle Frank.
Annie Josephine Greenawalt Annie was born February 13th 1875 in Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania. She married Enos Neisley Wenger March 18th 1897 in Letterkenny Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
Enos was born July 1874 in Letterkenny Township to Joseph Zook Wenger and Annie B. Neisley. Enos was first married to Anna Hostetter who was born February 13th 1875. This is interesting, because Annie Greenawalt’s sister, Sadie Greenawalt, also had an illegitimate son who was named Earl Brinton Hostetter. Earl would later adopt the Greenawalt name.
Enos and Annie children.
AJG (02) This photo was taken at the Greenawalt family home.
AJG (09) This family my be the same as AJG (13C), which was in an envelope, that said; Joe Sollenberger-Greenawalt and family . The lady in AJG (13C) is the same person in AJG (09) second lady from the left.
AJG (10) Written on the photo; Marion Wenger-Sharp. Marion May Wenger is the daughter of Eber Wenger and Minnie Kaiser. Marion was born 1926, she married Norman Norwood Sharp on August 28th 1923. They had no children.
AJG (11) Written on an envelope; Mabel-Shippensburg, Uncle Benny's backyard. The photo was taken at the home of Benjamin Ira Greenawalt in Shippensburg Pennsylvania. Mabel is the daughter of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger. Annie's brother is Benjamin Greenawalt. Mabel Catherine Wenger was born August 25th 1900 in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. She married Earl Daniel Jones on November 25th 1916.
AJG (11A) This photo was taken at the Greenawalt family home on Mogul Hill Road (Pine Hill). It was where Annie and Enos Wenger lived beside Sadie and William Graham. To the left in this photo is Annie Greenawalt and right is her husband Enos Wenger.
AJG (11B) Written on an envelope, Erma, Guy, and Janet; this is a photo of Erma Kathryn Jones and Fredrick Guy Smith, and their first born Janet Smith. Erma is the first born to Mabel Wenger and Earl Jones. Erma married Fredrick Guy Smith on February 27th 1937. Mabel is the daughter of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger.
AJG (11C) Written on an envelope, Enos, Mabel, Erma, and Janet; Four generations of the Wenger family; sitting is Enos and his daughter Mabel who is holding Janet, and behind Mabel is her daughter Erma. Janet is Erma's daughter. This is the complementary photo to AJG (11B).
AJG (11D) Written on an envelope, Uncle Lloyd; It appears Lloyd is selling merchandise out of his car. Lloyd is the husband of Mary Edna Wenger. Mary Edna married Lloyd Orion Hutchinson (Hutch) in Philadelphia. Mary Wenger is a daughter of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger.
AJG (12) Written on an envelope, Uncle Ab and Aunt Barbara - brother to Enos.; Enos had one brother named Abraham Wenger who was born about 1871. His wife was Barbara.
AJG (12A) Written on an envelope; Earl and Janet was written on the envelope, but the name Janet was also crossed out. We suspect that this is a photo of Earl and his daughter Carole (Cookie) Jean Jones.
AJG (12B) This is a photo of Isabel Wenger and unknown child/girl. Isabel is the daughter of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger. The little girl may be Carole (Cookie) Jean Jones who was born February 1st 1943. She is the daughter of Earl (Kenny) Jones who is in AJG 12A.
AJG (12C) Written on an envelope, Pine Hill-Aunt Sadie-Uncle Bill, Enos and Annie family member. The notes on the envelope are not clear. Pictured in this photo:
AJG (12D) It is not clear whose home this is. It is not Pine Hill, which have no mountains in the rear of the home, and which also has a road in front of the home. The dog on the porch may be a clue.
AJG (12E) Written on an envelope, Kenny and Billy, Earl Kenneth (Kenny) Jones was born October 5th 1921 in Chambersburg Pennsylvania. Earl married Beulah (Billy) Clara Lehman on February 24th 1942. Beulah was born January 11sup>th 1934.
AJG (12F) Written on an envelope, Marion; Marion May Wenger was born 1926 to Eber Wenger and Minnie Kaiser. Eber was the son of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger. Marion married Norman Norwood Sharp on August 28sup>th 1923. They had no children. This is Marion as a child; AJG (10)
AJG (12K) Written on the photo album Aunt Sadie's Pine Hill Joan and Ronny Wenger. Joan and Ronny are the children of Paul Wenger and Helen Lousia Fenselau.
AJG (12L) Written on the photo album Aunt Sadie's Pine Hill, Joan Wenger. Joan and Ronny are the children of Paul Wenger and Helen Lousia Fenselau.
There is one description written on an envelope, which applies to AJG (13), AJG (13A), and AJG (13B) photos: Enos cap (meaning he is wearing his cap) Annie, Mabel, Isabel with lint, Paul stooping, Bea, Erma, Kenny with head down.
AJG (13) Left to Right:
AJG (13A) Left to Right:
AJG (13B) Left to Right:
AJG (13D) Annie Greenawalt and her husband Enos Wenger.
AJG (14) Left to right: Enos Wenger, and his daughter (maybe Mabel), and his wife Annie Greenawalt.
AJG (14A) Annie Greenawalt-Wenger.
AJG (14B) Two young men.
AJG (15) Written on an envelope, Janet taken at Pine Hill. Pine Hill is the name used to describe the Greenawalt Family home located on Mogul Hill Road, Mongul Pennsylvania. Janet is Janet Smith, the great granddaughter of Annie Greenawalt-Wenger's daughter Mabel Catherine Wenger and her husband Earl Daniel Jones's daughter Kathryn Jones and Fredrick Guy Smith.
AJG (15A) Written on an envelope; Grandma and Aunt Sadie. Left to right Annie Greenawalt-Wenger and her sister Sadie Greenawalt-Graham. The photo was taken at the Greenawalt family home, where they both lived.
AJG (15B) Unknown couple.
AJG (15C) Written on an envelope; Mabel and Janet. Mabel is the daughter of Annie Greenawalt and Enos Wenger, and Janet Smith is her granddaughter. Mabel married Earl Daniel Jones, and their daughter Kathryn Jones married Fredrick Guy Smith.
AJG (15D) Unknown little girl.
AJG (16) Unknown photo of a group of people. To the extreme right, second row up, the older lady looks like Annie Greenawalt-Wenger. Front row center, the lady with her coat open, and a patterned dress, looks like the lady in AJG (09), and AJG (13C)
AJG (17) Written in the photo album, John, or Harold or Kenny Greenawalt. There are a John and Harold, sons of Merle Greenawalt. See AJG (32) This solider is not John or Harold.
AJG (23) Written in the photo album, Carl Culbertson and Janet Smith, and sons.
AJG (24) Isabel Francis Wenger.
AJG (25) Unknown wedding picture.
AJG (26) Edna Beatrice (Bea)Wenger was born December 9th 1918 in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. She married George Suders Rine on March 30th 1946. George was born June 22nd 1918.
AJG (26A) Written on the back, Wayne, 3 months old.
AJG (26B) Written on the back, Ethel, 3 months old.
All AJG 27 series photos were taken on the same day.
AJG (27) This is a photo of the Wenger family reunion taken at the Greenawalt Family Home known as Pine Hill, located on Mogul Hill Road, Mongul Pennsylvania; about 4 miles north of Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania.
AJG (27A) Left to Right:
AJG (27B) is what was written on the back of the photo, it was written in an old German style.
AJG (27C) Written in the photo album, Mother Wenger, Mabel Jones, Marion Sharp, Isabel Mikkelsen, Janet Smith, Alfred (Sonny) Mikkelsen. Top row left to right Mother Wenger, Mabel Jones, Marion Sharp, Isabel Mikkelsen. Bottom row is Janet Smith and Alfred (Sonny) Mikkelsen.
AJG (27D) Written on the photo album; Joan, Ronnie, Connie and Loranie Wenger, Janet Smith (Culbertson), Kenny Greenawalt Uncle Cal's Grandson. Stamped on the back, Laughlin Photo Service, Shippensburg PA, October 5th 1942.
AJG (27E) Written on the photo album; Kenny and Billie Jones. Stamped on the back, Laughlin Photo Service, Shippensburg PA, October 5th 1942.
AJG (27F) Written on the photo album; Bea Jones Rhine, Billie Jones, Janet Culbertson. Stamped on the back, Laughlin Photo Service, Shippensburg PA, October 5th 1942. Standing on the left is Edna Beatrice (Bea)Wenger who married George Suders Rine on March 30th 1946. Next to Bea is Beulah (Billie) Clara Lehman who married Earl Kenneth (Kenny) Jones. The little girl is Janet Smith who is the daughter of Erma Kathryn Jones and Fredrick Guy Smith.
AJG (27G) Written on the photo album; Kenny, Billie Jones, Marion and Norm Sharpe. Stamped on the back, Laughlin Photo Service, Shippensburg PA, October 5th 1942. These are husbands and their wives. Left to right: Kenny Jones and Beulah (Billie) Lehman; and Marion Wenger and Norman Sharp. Kenny and Marion are cousins.
AJG (28) Alfred (Sonny or Al) Mikkelsen, son of Isabel Francis Wenger and Alfred John Mikkelsen. (28A) is what was written on the back of the photo.
AJG (28B) Mary Jane Greenawalt, Guy's baby. Guy is Annie Greenawalt-Wenger's brother Benjamin Greenawalt son. Benjamin died in 1916. Guy lived with Annie and Enos when they worked in Philadelphia at the Franklin Worsted Company owned by Annie and Ben Greenawalt's older brother David Franklin Greenawalt.
AJG (28C) Written in a photo album, Al Mikkelsen, Isabel Wenger's husband.
AJG (29) and AJG (29A) Written in the photo album for photo AJG (29A) was; Janet Culbertson, Sonny Mikkelsen, Kenny Mantha. This photo is circa 1950 of three people in a phony cart, left to right: Albert (Sonny or Al) Mikkelsen, who is the oldest son of of Isabel Francis Wenger and Alfred John Mikkelsen; Herbie, and Janet Smith, who is the granddaughter of Mabel Catherine Wenger and Earl Daniel Jones (Janet would later in life marry a Culbertson), and the daughter of Erma Kathryn Jones and Fredrick Guy Smith. Kenny Mantha is an unknown relation. Alfred (Sonny) had been told that the boy on the left is Kenny Greenawalt, Calvin Greenawalt's grandson.
AJG (29C) Written in the photo album Janet Culbertson/Smith. This photo was taken at the same time as AJG (29) and AJG (29A).
AJG (30) and (30A) These are photos of Annie Greenawalt and her husband Enos Wenger.
AJG (31) Written in a photo album, 4 generations, mother Wenger, Mabel, Erma, Janet. Left to right; Mabel and her daughter Erma, Erma’s daughter Janet, and Mabel's mother Annie Greenawalt-Wenger.
AJG (32) Written in a photo album, Merle Greenawalt and sons; John and Harold; Sitting is Merel, nad left is John, and right is Harold Greenawalt. Merle was Annie Greenawalt-Wenger’s son before Annie married Enos Wenger.
AJG (32A) Written in a photo album, Merle Greenawalt and grandchildren.
AJG (33) Written on the back of the photo; This was also taken on the fly by the same camera. It appears to be a photo of Enos Wenger. The photo was taken along with AJG (33A), which is a photo of Annie Greenawalt-Wenger, Enos's wife.
AJG (33A) Written on the back of the photo; this was taken a candid camera on the fly, don’t know the boy friend. The photo was taken along with AJG (33), which is a photo of Annie Greenawalt-Wenger, Enos's wife. The reference to a boy friend was made as a joke.
AJG (34) Written on the back of this photo was Mrs. Wenger. There was also a stamp; "something" Photo Service, Shippensburg PA, November 26th 1941 Annie Greenawalt-Wenger is to the right, second row. See AJG (16) of a group of ladies.
AJG (35) Earl (Kenny) Jones and Beulah (Billie) Lehman, and the little girl is their daughter Carole (Cookie) or their niece Janet Smith.
AJG (36) Eber Wenger's wife Minnie. Eber Benjamin Wenger married Minnie Matilda Kaiser on August 28th 1923. Taken at Janet Smith-Culbertson’s daughter Sherrie Culbertson's wedding.
AJG (37) Written in the photo album: April 21st 1968, Mabel’s House, Eber, Mabel, Hutch, Mary, Al, and Isabel.
AJG (38) Mabel Wenger-Jones.
AJG (39) Annie Greenawalt-Wenger in the Greenawalt Family Home on the day her husband Enos was laid to rest in 1943. The vase of flowers is from Enos's memorial service.
AJG (40) Annie Josephine Greenawalt-Wenger circa late 1950's.
AJG (41) Written on the back of the photo; November 1960. This is a photo of Annie Greenawalt-Wenger, two years prior to her death in 1962. The photo was taken at her daughter, Mabel Wenger-Jones side yard in on Letterkenny Road, Letterkenny Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
AJG (50) This is Mary and her daughter-in-law Pinky wife to Lloyd (Buddy) Hutchinson, and her two children, left Darren and right Lloyd Hutchinson.
AJG (50A) left to right is; Mabel Wenger-Jones, Isabel Wenger-Mikkelsen, Mary Wenger-Hutchinson, Lloyd Hutchinson, and Mary and Lloyd’s grandson Lloyd.
AJG (50B) This is a photo of Alfred (Sonny) Mikkelsen and his wife Joanne Omlor with their daughter Victoria. The photo was taken at the Alfred and Isabel Mikkelsen’s home in Trevose.
AJG (50C), AJG (50D), and AJG (50E) These are photos of Victoria Mikkelson; Alfred (Sonny) Mikkelsen's and his wife Joanne Omlor's daughter.
IBG (01) This is a wonderful photo of Ira Benjamin Greenawalt, circa 1913.
IBG (02) Ira Benjamin Greenawalt, note the leg brace, circa 1910.
IBG (03) Written on the back: Uncle Ben’s Kids, Mom-Mom’s Brother; Left to right; Norman, and Elsie is in front of Guy who is sitting.
IBG (04) Written on the back of the photo; Uncle Ben’s son became a lawyer for the Government. This is a photo of Guy Greenawalt, circa 1914, taken at his father’s home in Shippensburg Pennsylvania. The photo was taken in the same location as the photo of his grandmother’s in photo HG (01), and this photo taken of Mabel Wenger. Mabel is Annie Greenawalt-Wenger’s daughter. All these photos were taken at the home of Benjamin Ira Greenawalt in Shippensburg Pennsylvania.
IBG (05) Guy Greenawalt’s graduation photo from Clark University. The photo was taken from his year book from Clark University.
IBG (06) Guy Greenawalt and Virginia Clark wedding photo.
IBG (07) Guy Greenawalt 1940
CCG (01A) Written on the back; Uncle Caley, Mom Moms brother. This is Calvin Clearance Greenawalt, circa 1900.
CCG (02) Written on the back; Uncle Thomas and Uncle Caley; On the left is Calvin Greenawalt and on the right is his bother Thomas Greenawalt.
CCG (06) This is Calvin Greenawalt’s photo identification card for working at the Philadelphia ports. He worked for his brother David Franklin Greenawalt’s Company; Franklin Worsted Company located in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Click on this link of the photo for a close up.
Our Graham family photos begin with our great grandparents, William Graham and his wife Sadie Greenawalt. But we also have photos of William's son with his wife 1st Dellia Killinger, Norman Wesley Graham. We spent a lot of time researching and learning about our great-grandfather. In order to understand the details on William’s life, we created a short story on William. Also this is a cursory outline on William Henry Graham (1873-1948)
William's grandparents were John and Lydia Graham, who raised ten children before Lydia died in 1862. By 1900 their families would have migrated into Harrisburg and Middletown areas of Dauphin County; Carlisle, Newburg, Newville, Shippensburg, and Huntsdale areas of Cumberland County; New Germantown, Mount Pleasant and Blaine Perry County; and Fort Loudon area of Franklin County Pennsylvania.
James and Angelina had two sons, who were our great-grandfather, William's, two cousins; David Theodore Graham and Franklin Elmer Graham.
William's brother, Harry Albert Graham and their family, and William's two cousins David Theodore Graham and Franklin Elmer Graham all lived in the Shippensburg area of Pennsylvania. To understand this family, you just need to start with William's grandparents, John and Lydia Graham's family history.
William Henry Graham was 1st married to Dellia Catherine Killinger, who was the daughter of John Wesley Killinger and Susan Ethel Stake of Upper Strasburg Letterkenny Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
William and Dellia had one son, Norman Wesley Graham and his family. and we have a few some photos of his family. Norman married Hilda Pigorsch. Norman was our grandfather, Calvin's, half brother.
Before William’s divorce was finalized with Dellia, he married Sarah (Sadie) Catherine Greenawalt on October 16th 1901. Sadie was the daughter of Henry Greenawalt and Jeanette Ann Brinkley of Mongul, Southampton Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
Sadie also had a son from another relationship, Earl Britton Hostetter, who was born in 1889. Britton, as he was known, would later take the Greenawalt name. He was William’s step-son, and our grandfather’s half brother.
Our great-grandparents lived in the Greenawalt home on present day Mogul Hill Road with Sadie’s sister Annie and her husband Enos Wenger.
William and Sadie had four children. Our grandfather Calvin would be the only child to survive childhood.
There is one photo we have of Florence and Calvin, dated about 1910. From a photo of gravestones, and county records, William and Sadie’s children died early in childhood, except for my grandfather Calvin. Dora died on March 12th1906 at the age of 4 years and 9 months, Florence died on July 13th1913 at the age of 8 years and 11 months, and Elsie was stillborn on September 20th 1908. The entire William Graham family, except my grandfather Calvin, was buried in the Lurgan Church cemetery, Lurgan Township Franklin County Pennsylvania.
WHG (01) This is the earliest know photo of our great grandfather, William Graham. Taken about 1905 at Shippensburg Normal School, present day Shippensburg University; most likely Horton Hall or Gilbert Hall. When I attended Shippensburg in 1974, I lived in Horton Hall, and Old Main. William Graham is standing in the second row, on the right by the building’s pillar. Here is a close of William
WHG (02) This photo is the only other known photo of William Graham taken in 1914 at the Greenawalt Family Reunion.
WHG (03) This photo was taken about 1910. Sitting is my grandfather Calvin Graham, and next to him is his only surviving sister Florence Graham, who died in 1913. Our grand-daughter Taylor resembles my grandfather.
WHG (04) This photo was taken in the fall of 1913 of my grandfather, 2nd from the right in the front row. It was taken at the school he attended at the intersection of present day Orrstown Road and Mougul Hill Road, just outside Mongul Pennsylvania. Calvin’s sister is not in the photo; she died in July 1913. I suspect other Greenawalt family cousins are also in the photo, but we have not been able to identify them.
WHG (06A) Written on Back; Henry Greenawalt, Daddy’s Grandfather, Grandma’s (Sarah Greenawalt-Graham) father. This is a photo taken about 1915. Standing left is my great-great grandfather Henry Greenawalt; on the right stands someone that we can not identify, and my grandfather Calvin is squatting by the little chicken peeps.
WHG (07A) This photo was taken in 1921 at the same school at the intersection of present day Orrstown Road and Mougul Hill Road. The building is brick, and vacant in 2013. My grandfather Calvin is sixteen years old, attending his high school grades. Calvin is standing in the back row, second from the right....next to the teacher. You can see his hair style, which resembles the next few photos of him. Again we are certain that other Greenawalt or Graham cousins are in this photo, but we have not be able to identify them.
WHG (09A) This photo was taken in the Shippensburg area, prior to my grandfather's move to Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. Calvin is standing in the middle between two of his friends, who we have not been able to identify.
WHG (10) Left to right; Claude Vaughn and Edgar Hoke, who were friends of Calvin Graham. The Hoke family lived on a big farm outside Carlisle. Finally, there are WHG (10A) This is what was written on the back of photo.
WHG (10B) This is a photo similar to WHG (10). Friends of Calvin Graham, left to right; unknown, unknown, Edgar Hoke, and Claude Vaughn.
WHG (10C) This photo is similar to WHG (10), and it is a photo of Claude Vaughn
WHG (11) Calvin Stoey Graham, circa 1923.
WHG (12C) Sarah Catherine Greenawalt and William Henry Graham, circa 1940
WHG (13) William Henry Graham, circa 1940
WHG (14A) Sarah (Sadie) Catherine Greenawalt and William Henry Graham, circa 1930.
WHG (15B) This is a photo of the grave site for Dora, Florence, and Elsie Graham
WHG (16) William Graham which was taken with WHG (17) at at a reunion of Sadie’s sister; Annie and Enos Wenger family. At the time this photo was taken the Graham and Enos families lived in the Greenawalt home. Annie is on the left, then William, and Sadie. The two children are unknown. The next image, WHG (17A) is what was written on the back of the photo. It was written by Annie in a english style that is hard to read.
WHG (18) This is a photo of the Wenger family reunion taken at the Greenawalt Family Home known as Pine Hill, located on Mogul Hill Road, Mongul Pennsylvania; about 4 miles north of Shippensburg Franklin County Pennsylvania. Here is the same photo, Click on the link, which is the same photo with the names imposed on it.
WHG (20) This is a photo of the grave site for William and Sarah Graham.
Harry Graham was born in 1866 to William Albert Graham and Mary Oliver. Harry married Hadassah Reath April 30th 1891 in the village of Scotland, Franklin County Pennsylvania. She was known as Dessie, and her family lived in Scotland, where she was born December 1866.
Dessie’s parents were William F. Reath who was born April 1833 in Maryland, and her mother died before April 1891. Dessie's sister was Rosetta S. Reath, who was born September 1874 in Scotland area Franklin County Pennsylvania.
Harry died March 25th 1897, and is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery Section 2.3, Shippensburg Pennsylvania. On February 28th 1908, Dessie was coming home from her job to 46 Penn Street in Shippensburg, when she went to the cellar for a bucket of coal, and suffered a heart attack. She died in the evening of February 28th. She was laid to rest next to her husband in the Spring Hill Cemetery Section 2.3 Shippensburg. We're still working with the family to uncover more on this family.
Harry and Dessie had three children, by 1900 only one was still living.
HAG (01) Harry Albert Graham, Sr. 3 or 4 years of age.
HAG (01B) Harry Graham Sr. circa 1895.
HAG (02A) Harry Sr's. wife, Adessa Rebecca "Dessie" (Reath) Graham. HAG (02BB) In the middle, at the bottom of the photo, is a blue line that points to Dessie at Lutz's Pants Factory.
HAG (03) Harry Albert Graham, Jr. about 1 year old, born December 12 th 1894.
HAG (03A) Harry A. Graham Sr. Memorial Card.
HAG (03B) Harry with Sun Bonnett.
HAG (04) Helen Vanderslice at 3 months of age.
HAG (04A) Harry Jr's. wife, Helen Vanderslice at 3 years of age.
HAG (04BB) Mary Neal & Alma Graham Summer 1919. Alma is Harry Jr's. daughter.
HAG (05) Helen and her daughter Alma Graham.
HAG (05A) Alma at 2 1/2 years of age.
HAG (06) Donnie, Helen, Alma at Pen Mar, Pennsylvania.
HAG (07) Alice Graeff, Helen (Vanderslice) Graham, Alma and Donnie Graham, Mercersburg, Pennsylvania September 1st 1929.
HAG (10) Harry & Helen in Washington, DC 1945.
HAG (11) Harry A. Graham Jr. on Grant Street.
HAG (12) Harry A. Graham Jr.standing in back yard on Grant Street.
HAG (13) Harry A. Graham Jr..
HAG (15) December 31sy 1952 Harry & Helen, same day.
HAG (16) Harry A. Graham Jr. Memorial Card.
HAG (17) Harry Jr's son, Steve Graham School Photo.
HAG (18) Steve Graham High School Graduation Photo.
HAG (19) Steve & Pamela, 2nd year of marriage, during trip to Africa.
Here's a paper on James Graham, who was born to John and Lydia Graham October 26th 1835 in Jackson Township Perry County Pennsylvania.
James married Angeline Gross Thursday, August 25th 1859. Angeline was born in June 6th 1836 to Andrew Gross of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County Pennsylvania. James and his family lived in the Newburg area of Hopewell Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
Angeline Graham died resulting from child birth complications on December 29th 1872 at 36 years, 6 months, and 23 days old. She was laid to rest in the cemetery where the Newburg Church of God was once standing in Newburg, Hopewell Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania. James then married Caroline Devor who was born April 17th 1840 to Richard M. (b. 1803) and Leah (b. 1806) Devor.
Caroline Devore-Graham died December 17th 1901 at 61 years, 8 months, and 0 days. In 1910 James Graham, age 74, lived with Margaret Graham, who was noted as being a cousin, in Hopewell Township Cumberland County.
James Graham died at his home in Newburg on April 12th 1911 at 75 years, 5 months, and 17 days, and was laid to rest the cemetery where the Newburg Church of God was once standing in Newburg, Hopewell Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
James and Angeline had six children.
Children of James and Caroline. In the 1900 census record, Caroline indicated she had three children, and one was still living.
Here's a paper on David Graham, who was born to John and Angelina Graham. David is our great-grandfather, William Graham's cousin.
David married Martha Elizabeth (Lizzy) Farner, and they had seven children
David's middle name was written on the back of a family photo. He and Martha were identified as Elmer’s parents, but this is historically inaccurate.
DTG (01) This is a photo of David and Lizzie Graham's children.
Here's a paper on Frank Graham, who married Eliza Kate Hall on October 16th 1902, and they had five boys.
FEG (04) 1950’s photo of Elmer and Eliza Graham’s children: Left to right: Esther Louise Fulton and William Graham, Helen Pauline Bistline and Emory Frank Graham, Vada Kathleen Bistline and Aaron Hall Graham, Clara Sommerville and Thomas Asper Graham, Alice Edith Gabler and Clarence Wallace Graham.
Here's a paper on David Howard Graham, who was born April 25th 1842 to John and Lydia Graham in Mifflin Township Cumberland County Pennsylvania.
David was a Civil War Vetern, and took up the trade as a blacksmith and smithy. He was 5' 8" tall with fair complexion, auburn colored hair, and hazel eyes.
After the Civil War, while living and working in the Perry County area, David met and married Elizabeth Ellen Gutshall on June 10th 1867. Elizabeth was born July 16th 1845 to Solomon Gutshall and Margaret Rhinesmith in Madison Township Perry County Pennsylvania.
David and Elizabeth Graham had ten children.
DHG (02) David Graham and Elizabeth Rhinesmith, their wedding, June 10th 1866.
DHG (03) David and Elizabeth Graham marriage certificate.
DHG (04) David and Elizabeth Graham family bible, names and marriage dates.
DHG (04A) David and Elizabeth Graham family bible, names and birth dates.
DHG (04B) David and Elizabeth Graham family bible, names and death dates.
DHG (05) Solomon Herbert Graham and Lean Frances Bowers, circa 1940.
DHG (06) Hazel Garber, who died giving birth to their son, Joseph Graham, and was the 1st wife of David Sowers Graham.
DHG (07) Joseph Graham, the great-grandson of David and Elizabeth, from the son Solomon's son Hazel V. David Sowers Graham and his 1st wife Hazel Garber.
DHG (08) David Sowers Graham, the great-grandson of David and Elizabeth, from their son Solomon and Solomon's son David, and David’s 2nd wife Ida V.
DHG (09) David and Elizabeth grave site and headstone located at the Blain Union Cemetery, presently known as Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery.
We are working with a direct decendent of Thomas Graham. We started collabertaing on this family miles when we were researching our great grandfather's history. The family also had a son named William Henry Graham who was born Janurary 13th 1874.
Thomas and his family are direct decendents of William Graham (1753-1813).
Thomas was born in 1849 to Colonel William James Graham, who married Nancy Hackett. The familes of William lived in early 18th century Cumberland County, which later became Perry and Juniata Counties of Pennsylvania.
Thomas Turbett Graham married Maragret Alice Rhinesmith.