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 Ezra Albert Graham

Ezra Albert Graham

Birth
Ripley County, Indiana, USA
Death 18 Apr 1945 (aged 76)
Marion, Grant County, Indiana, USA
Burial Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 34803834 · View Source
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Albert along with his many brothers and sisters, grew up near Pierceville and in Osgood, Indiana. At the insistence of his parents he regularly attended the Methodist Church, however this practice did not carry over into adulthood. Since he was the first son, George probably taught Albert the shoemaking and repair trade while he was still living at home. On the 16 Oct 1889 Albert married Ida Blankenship in Ripley County and they had at least three children, Elza, Bertha and Carl. By 1900 they had relocated to Rushville and by 1913 Albert was a shoemaker in Indianapolis. Ida died of cancer sometime prior to World War I. It is difficult to understand how a recruiting officer could mistake a a 48 year old man for one of eligible age, but perhaps Albert was young looking, and he also lied about his birth date. In December 1917 he was overseas serving in the Rainbow Division as a Superintendent of Ambulances on the firing line in France. At some point the Army discovered its mistake and Albert was discharged while in Europe. He met a woman, Alberta, while in France and that led to marriage. Albert was skillful with his hands, as evidenced by his trade. He built the necessary out buildings and kept a well maintained yard with whitewashed tree trunks and fences. Whittling was a hobby and he made faces from peach pits, an airplane from a length of wood as well as his own pipes, which he was fond of smoking. On 31 March 1845 Albert was admitted to the Veterans Hospital in Marion, Indiana and died eighteen days later. The cause of death was listed as psychosis with cerebral arteriosclerosis. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Indiana.

This Biography was taken, in parts, from "A Robbins Family History" by Omer Robbins.



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  • Maintained by: Timothy Hayes
  • Originally Created by: Bob Lee
  • Added: 14 Mar 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 34803834
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Ezra Albert Graham (10 Mar 1869–18 Apr 1945), Find A Grave Memorial no. 34803834, citing Crown Hill Cemetery, Indianapolis, Marion County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by Timothy Hayes (contributor 47428924) .