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Emma Eva Graham Cupp
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Birth: Aug. 30, 1867
Ripley County
Indiana, USA
Death: May 9, 1961
Marion County
Indiana, USA

While in her early teens she met and fell in love with Newton Levi, a local boy some ten years older. In as much as he had few prospects, George and Sarah adamantly refused to give their consent for marriage. Newton left to seek his fortune elsewhere and even the letters he wrote to Eva were kept from her by Sarah. With Newton out of the way, Eva was talked into marrying a neighbor, James Henthorn, again much older. It was expected that he would inherit the family farm, thus proving to be a more suitable son-in-law. They were married on Eva's sixteenth birthday.

Eva and James soon began their family and over the course of thirteen years had three girls and three boys. Bright prospects did not materialize and the family remained quite poor. It was during this period that James suffered a stroke, while working as a section hand on the railroad, which, according to son Don, resulted in the onset of epilepsy.

It is uncertain when Newton Levi returned to Ripley County, however the attraction for Eva was still there. Apparently he had some success in improving his station in life. The problems in the family first became public in September 1901 when Eva filed for divorce in Rush County.

Eva's marriage to her first love did not last long. Newton contracted Lymphatic TB and was ill about a year before his death in late August 1907. The immediate cause for Henry Newton Levi's death was an intestinal hemorrhage and he was buried in East Hill Cemetery in Rushville.

On July 11, 1909, Eva married William Frederick Cupp in Rushville. 
 
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 Parents:
  George Emery Graham (1847 - 1922)
  Sarah Ellen Robbins Graham (1849 - 1920)
 
 Spouses:
  Henry Newton Levi (1857 - 1907)
  William Frederick Cupp (1869 - 1946)
 
 Children:
  Maysel Clara Henthorn Cupp (1886 - 1963)*
  George Guy Henthorn (1890 - 1964)*
  Frank Dewitt Henthorn (1896 - 1983)*
 
 Siblings:
  Emma Eva Graham Cupp (1867 - 1961)
  Ezra Albert Graham (1869 - 1945)*
  Lillian May Graham Hilbert (1871 - 1962)*
  Carrie L. Graham Locke (1874 - 1959)*
  Robert Clifford Graham (1875 - 1954)*
  Jessie Maude Graham Thielke (1877 - 1948)*
  Orville William Graham (1882 - 1967)*
  Iva Lorene Graham Matney (1884 - 1976)*
  Jeanett Margaret Graham Reuter (1886 - 1984)*
  Pearl D. Graham Merrick (1889 - 1983)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Crown Hill Cemetery
Indianapolis
Marion County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Bob Lee
Record added: Mar 14, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 34804745
Emma Eva <i>Graham</i> Cupp
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Emma Eva <i>Graham</i> Cupp
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Emma Eva <i>Graham</i> Cupp
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