Biography of Willaim A. Graham
Armstrong County, PA Biographies

WILLIAM A. GRAHAM, a descendant of an old and substantial family, and one of the young and energetic farmers of Kittanning township, is a son of William and Catherine (Blaney) Graham, and was born in Kittanning township, Armstrong county, Pennsylvania, July 25, 1864. The Graham family settled in Kittanning township at an early day. They were of that sturdy and honest class of people who predominated so largely in the early settlement of Armstrong county, in the commencement of the present century. James Graham (grandfather) came to the United States and settled in this county, where he resided until his death. His son, William Graham (father), has always following farming and stock raising in this township. He is a member of the Presbyterian church, and is a man who gives most of his time to his farm and its improvement. A democrat in politics, he always gives his party a hearty support, and has been chosen, at different times, to fill township offices. He married Catherine Blaney, who died some years after their marriage.

William A. Graham was reared on his father's farm in Kittanniug township, and received his education in the public schools. Leaving school, he engaged in farming, which he has pursued continuously and successfully ever since. He owns a fine farm of seventy acres of land, he is conveniently located in regard to church, school and market. In politics he is a democrat, and has always cast his ballot for the nominees of his party. In addition to farming he is also engaged in stock raising. Mr. Graham is a successful farmer and a careful business man. He is pleasant and agreeable in manner, and has many warm friends in the community in which he resides.

In 1884 he united in marriage with Mary Ecker, daughter of Emanuel Ecker, of Westmoreland county. This union has been blessed with three chfldren: Zora B., Margaret J. and Marian N.


From:
Biographical and Historical Cyclopedia
of Indiana and Armstrong Counties, Pennsylvania
Samuel T. Wiley, Historian & Editor
John M. Greshan & Co.
Philadelphia, 1891


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