Calvin Stoey Graham 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 Stoey Graham, and his wife Ruth Etta Barr, including Ruth's Barr ~ Ellis Family. 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 Jennette Greenawalt.
Part of our collection includes photos from Calvin's half brother, Norman Wesley Graham, and his family.
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.
These are my grandparents, aunts, uncles, and cousins. My relationship was with this family was disrupted, beginning in 1964 up until it was completely severed during the mid 60’s. It was good for me, not being raised by my dad, but bad to loose my relationship with this family. I'm writing about my life with the family, which will eventually be published at my personal web site.
Calvin Stoey Graham was born November 29th 1905 in Mongul, Lurgan Township, Franklin County Pennsylvania. He is the only child to live long enough to have a family. Calvin’s middle name of Stoey comes from the practicing doctor in Lurgan during the time Calvin was born; Alvin P. Stoey.
Calvin married Ruth Etta Barr on June 29th 1927 in Harrisburg Dauphin County Pennsylvania. They lived at 203 Brisban Street Paxtang Borough Harrisburg, until about 1931 when they moved to Franklintown York County Pennsylvania. Ruth’s Barr Family Photos has one of our oldest photos in our collection.
Calvin and Ruth children:
CSG (01) Calvin Stoey Graham, circa 1922
CSG (01A) Ruth Etta Graham Business School graduation photo, Family member’s believe she is sitting in Calvin Graham’s car. This photo is Ruth during the same time.
CSG (01C) Ruth Barr circa 1925
CSG (01D) This is a photo of Calvin and Ruth Graham’s first house located at 203 Brisban Street Paxtang Borough Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. They would eventually lose the home in the 1929 great depression, and eventually move to Franklintown York County Pennsylvania.
CSG (02) Bob Graham, taken about December 1928 or January 1929 at about 4 months old.
CSG (02B) Written on the back: Robert H. Graham, 6 months old.
CSG (02C) Written on the front of the photo: Bobby with Ruth Kline, age 6 months.
CSG (02D) Written on the back of photo; Joseph Barr from Prussia...Grandma Graham’s Grandfather. This is Joseph Barr, but he was not from Prussia. Joseph is the grandfather of Ruth Barr-Graham. This was a handwritten note, copied from another photo, written by Bob Graham’s daughter Joan Graham-Brent.
CSG (02E) This is also a photo of Joseph holding Bob and on the left is Sally Ellis-Barr, and on the far right is her husband Harvey Barr, Joseph’s son. ) These are photos of Bob Graham when he was 9 months old, June-1929.
CSG (02F) This photo, and the following series of photos are all of Bob Graham when he was 9 months old, June-1929. CSG (02G), CSG (02H), CSG (02I), and CSG (02J)
CSG (02L) Written on the front of the photo: Bobby at 9 months in his sun suit. We don’t know who the lady is. Photo CSG (02M) was also taken at the same time, with Bob swimming in the wash tub.
CSG (02N) Written on the back: Bobby, 10 months old. This photo would have been taken July 1929.
CSG (02O) This photo of Bob Graham was taken about the same times as the other previous photos; June or July 1929. These next few photos were also taken about the same time. CSG (02P) and CSG (02Q)
CSG (02S) Bob Graham's original birth certificate, and CSG (02T) is a photo copy of Bob Graham’s birth registration.
CSG (03) Westcott Car, Paxtang Ave, Sophia Yazowitch, Parkway Ave , Friend
CSG (03A) Written on the back of this photo are friends of Calvin Graham , Haltry Girls
CSG (03B) Written on the back: Ken Byers. Ken was a friend of Calvin Graham while they lived in Franklintown Pennsylvania.
CSG (04) Calvin and Ruth Graham’s twin girls, 1930. Jean is on the left and Sally is on the right.
CSG (04A) This is a photo of the twin Graham girls in a crib; Sally is standing and Jean is laying down.
CSG (05) Ruth Barr-Graham is holding one of her twin daughters.
CSG (05B) Ruth Barr-Graham’s older brother, Ellis, holding his nieces, the twin Graham girls; Jean on the left and Sally on the right.
CSG (05C) Ellis's wife Phora holding the twin Graham girls; Jean on the left and Sally on the right. The girl;s mother Ruth Barr-Graham is standing in the background holding her son Bob Graham. CSG (05D) is the same photo, but with Sarah and Harvey Barr.
CSG (05E) Sally, Bob, and Jean Graham, circa 1931, and CSG (05F) is a photo of Bob Graham taken about the same time.
CSG (06) Written on the back; Bob Graham, 30 months old, this photo would have been taken April 1931.
CSG (06A) Bob Graham, which was taken in Harrisburg, CSG (06B) was also taken in Harrisburg of Bob on a pony, and CSG (06C) is a photo of Bob was taken when Bob was six years old; circa 1934 in Harrisburg.
CSG (07) Ruth Etta Barr-Graham, taken about 1935.
CSG (09) Left to right, left to right; Pat, Sally, and Jean Graham, circa 1938.
CSG (09A) Left is Jean, and to the right is Sally Graham. circa 1940
CSG (10) This is Bob Graham holding a baby, circa 1941. At first we though Bob was holding his baby brother, Keith Ellis Graham, who was born in 1949, but Bob is to young.
CSG (11) Ruth Graham began to work at the Naval Base in Mechanicsburg when it first opened in 1940, as a result of World War II. Ruth is sitting center in the front row, fourth from the left. It would be from this connection, that my father, after returning from the Navy in 1947, he would meet my mother who also worked for the Navy after she graduated from the Mechanicsburg High School. My poor mother, little did she know.
CSG (11A) This is also a photo of a Christmas banquet held at the Navy base, circa 1944. My grandmother Ruth and her husband Calvin can barely be seen. Calvin is sitting between two women at the far right end of the table, second from the end. Ruth is sitting across from Calvin. The top of her head is barely visible.
CSG (15) Calvin Graham all the way right, service manager for a car dealer.
CSG (16) Written on the back: Jean; Jean Graham at Dillsburg High School.
CSG (16C) Written on the back: Jean.
CSG (16D) Written on the photo; Sally.
CSG (16G) Written on the back: Jean, Mimi Coloson, Sally. That is left to right.
CSG (16F) Left is Sally and then Jean. This is a photo from my dad’s collection. The photo was wrapped in tape, which I suspect to protect it. I know he loved his family, and this photo probably was with him while he was in the Navy.
CSG (17) Left to right: Sally, (Fanny-Wonders), Pat in front of Fanny, and Jean Graham.
CSG (18) This is a photo of the Calvin and Ruth Graham Family; Pat is front and center, left is Calvin, Sally, Bob, Jean, and Ruth, circa 1945.
CSG (18A) The Graham garage in Franklintown PA, and their dog Lassie.
CSG (18B) Written on the back Justine Lawver, June Coulson. Also CSG (18C) another photo taken in Franklintown when Calvin and Ruth Graham ran a Mexican food shop called the “Fieta”. The location is presently at the south end of Franklintown, across from the Fire House, and it looks like a cinder block garage.
CSG (18D) Written on the back: Jean, wearing a Mexcian Sombrero at the "Fieta", and CSG (18E), which is a photo of the twins wearing the Sombrero, written on the back: Jean and Sally.
CSG (18F) This is a photo of Jean Bock of Franklintown and Leon Srayer of Mountain Rd Dillsburg, friends of Bob, Sally, and Jean Graham. Jean and Leon married and had two children. Leon graduated with Sally and Jean. Jean and Leon graduated with Sally and Jean.
CSG (18G) This is a photo of Leon Strayer of Dillsburg.
CSG (19) Sally and Jean in their 1948 Dillsburg High School Photo, The girls are in the third row back, far right. Jean is on the left, and Sally is on the right.
CSG (19A) Sally and Jean Graham, both in a Yellow Dress, 1945. The story is from their sister Pat
CSG (19B) Sally Louise Graham’s 1948 High School Graduation Photo.
CSG (19C) These are photos of Sally Louise Graham. CSG (19D), CSG (19E), CSG (19F)Jean Marie Graham's 1948 High School Graduation Photo, and another photo CSG (19G) of Jean Marie Graham.
CSG (19H) Written on the back: Pat Graham. The dog is Lassie.
CSG (19I) Patricia Ann Graham's High School Photo, circa 1948, and CSG (19J) was taken about the same time, and CSG (19K) is Pat's High School Graduation Photo, circa 1950.
CSG (20) This a Navy graduation photo of my father, Bob Graham, circa 1945. CSG (20A), CCG (20B), and CSG (20C) are photos taken at home after his basic training and before leaving home for CSG (20D), and Japan
CSG (21) This is a wedding photo of Sally Louise Graham and June Rosenberger.
CSG (21A) Pat Graham-Napoli
CSG (22) These are photos of Bob Graham, when he was visiting and dating my mother, Dorothy Irene Klinger in Mechanicsburg, circa 1947.
CSG (23) Calvin and Ruth Graham's youngest son, Keith Ellis Graham, born July 1949.
CSG (23A) Keith made the paper, sitting on Santa's lap.
CSG (23B) The Graham family taken in November 1961 Thanksgiving. Grandma Graham is taking the picture.
CSG (24) Keith Graham in various school photos.
CSG (24F) Keith Graham's 1967 High School graduation photo, and CSG (24H) is a photo with his parents, Calvin and Ruth Graham taken at the Northern York County High School in Dillsburg Pennsylvania.
CSG (26) Calvin Stoey Graham taken about 1967 or 1968.
CSG (31) This is the wedding photo of Keith Ellis Graham and Carol Elaine Davis of Burnettsville Indiana. CSG (CSG (31A) is a photo of Calvin Graham, and CSG (31B) is a photo of Roy Hipp, Keith's brother in-law, and CSG (31C) is a photo of Jean Marie Graham-Hipp and her husband Roy Eugene Hipp.
CSG (33) Written on the back: Curly and Ruth Graham, Party held at the U. B. Church, Franklintown PA, 50th Wedding Anniversary, and this is the annoucment of their anniversary.
CSG (34) This is an image of a newspaper article. Santa in the picture is Calvin Graham.
CSG (35) and CSG (35A); written on the back: 70th Birthday Party, Curly in 1975
CSG (34) This is an image of a newspaper article. Santa in the picture is Calvin Graham.
CSG (37) Left is Hazel Elizabeth Barr-Larson talking to her sister Ruth Etta Barr-Graham, circa 1978.
CSG (38) Ruth Graham with her great granddaughter Amy Brent during a 1976 Christmas day visit.
CSG (38B) Ruth Graham taken during a 1977 Christmas day visit; CSG (38BB), and CSG (38C)
CSG (38D) Ruth and Calvin Graham, with April Brent in the green outfit. CSG (38E), and CSG (38F) is a photo of Ruth Graham and her great granddaughter Amy Brent
CSG (38BBB) Jean Marie Graham-Hipp and her mother Ruth Graham in 1976. CSG (39) Calvin Stoey Graham taken Christmas 1981, and CSG (39A) is Ruth Graham and her great granddaughter April Brent during a 1980 Christmas visit.
CSG (40) This is a photo of my two grandmothers; Left is Irene May Wrightstone-Klinger and right is Ruth Etts barr-Graham. They were at my home in Camp Hill for our first baby shower in 1983.Left is Hazel Elizabeth Barr-Larson talking to her sister Ruth Etta Barr-Graham, circa 1978, and CSG (40A) is a photo of my grandmothers with my niece, Amy Brent, my sister Joan's first born.
CSG (41) Ruth Etta Barr-Graham, circa 1981.
CSG (43) Calvin Stoey Graham taken in April 1982.
CSG (44) June 14th 1983 news obituaries, and CSG (44A) is his memorial pamphlet.
CSG (45) This a a photo of the Graham family reunion in September 1991 at the Franklin Township Municipal Park in Franklin Township York County Pennsylvania; about 2 miles south of Dillsburg.
CSG (45B) This is a photo of Ruth Graham and her children. Left to right sitting: Pat Napoli, Sally Rosenberger, Jean Hipp, Ruth Graham, Bob Graham, left to right standing; Keith Graham, David Hipp, Calvin Hipp, and Bob Graham’s son Bob is taking the photo..as always.
CSG (45C) Left to right are: April Brent, Ruth Graham, and Karen Graham. April is Ruth's great granddaughter from her son Bob Graham’s daughter Joan Graham-Brent; Karen is Ruth’s granddaughter through her son Keith Ellis Graham.
CSG (45D) Left to right; Bob Graham, Calvin Hipp, and Keith Graham. Bob and Keith are brothers, and Calvin is their nephew through their sister Jean Marie Graham-Hipp.
CSG (45E) Ruth Etta Barr-Graham September 1991.
CSG (45F) On the left is Ruth Barr-Graham and her Sister Hazel Barr- Larson, September 1991. Hazel would pass away in July 1992, and Grandma would also pass away in August 1994.
CSG (45G) This is a photo of Ruth Graham and her grandson, David Hipp. David would die in July 4th 1992 of cancer. I miss him.
CSG (45I) This is an image of the August 24th 1994 news obituary for Grandma, and CSG (45J) is her memorial pamphlet, and CSG (45K) is the church service pamphlet.
CSG (46) Left to right, Pat, Sally, Jean, Bob, Keith Graham, 2001.
CSG (46A) Sitting, Pat and Bob, standing left to right, Jean, Sally, Keith, 2001.
CSG (46C) Sitting left to right, Ray Napoli and Calvin (Corky) Hipp, standing left to right, Steve Napoli, Terri Napoli, and Joe Napoli.
CSG (46G) This is a photo of Bob Graham and his sister Pat Napoli, 2002.
CSG (46H) Left to right, Bob, Sally, Keith, Pat, and Jean.
CSG (47A) Left to right, Keith, Sally, Pat, and Jean
CSG (47C) The sisters in 2002, left to right, Sally, Pat, and Jean
CSG (48) This is a photo of 1998 Graham Reunion taken at the Franklintown home of Calvin and Ruth. Thehome was purchase by Jimmy Napoli, and remained in the family until 2008.
CSG (49) Keith Graham and his sisters July 7th 2005, Sally, Keith, and Pat
CSG (51) Left to right, Sally, Pat, and Jean put together a large puzzle.
CSG (60) Pat and Sally visiting the grave site of their grandparents, William and Sadie Graham in Lurgan, outside Shippensburg Pennsylvania.