Bessie Florence <I>Maxam</I> Graham


Bessie Florence Maxam Graham

Shelburne, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Death 25 Aug 1976 (aged 86)
Greenfield, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Shelburne Falls, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA
Plot Section L18 Lot 66
Memorial ID 75799389 View Source

She married Leon W Graham on Oct 26,1910 at Shelburne,MA.


Greenfield - A local man and his wife, married more than 65 years, were found dead Wednesday, in their car in their garage at home, according to police.
Police said Leon W., 89, and his wife Mrs Bessie F (Maxam) Graham, 87, of 586 Colrain Road, were found dead by a neighbor, William Barker, at 8:55 a.m.
They were pronounced dead at the scene by Dr Henry Rys of Turners Falls, medical examiner, who said Wednesday they died sometime after midnight.
He said death was caused by carbon monixide poisoning and ruled it a double suicide. He admitted the couple left a note.
The couple was married Oct. 26, 1910.
Mr Graham was a Greenfield water commissioner more than 20 years, a past master of Republican Lodge of Masons and a past patron of Arcana Chapter of the Eastern Star.
A native of Buckland he went to work in 1909 for Wells Brothers Co., now Greenfield Tap & Die-United Greenfield Division of TRW, Inc. He was paymaster 25 years and assistant treasurer and cost department manager when he retired Jan. 1, 1958.
He was a life member of Springfield Chapter, National Association of Accountants, and he and his wife were members of Second Congregational Church.
His wife, a native of Shelburne Falls, was a 1909 graduate of Arms Academy, a member of Arcana Chapter and a member for more than 50 years of Greenfield Women's Club and Dorothy Quincy Hancock Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution.
They leave a daughter Mrs Elvira E Walters of Shelburne Falls, three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Graveside services will be Friday morning in Arms Cemetery, Shelburne Falls. McCarthy Funeral home is in charge. Donations may be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Edward Russell, treasurer, 1 Russell St., or Greenfield Animal Shelter, French King Highway.
[published Thursday, August 26, 1976 in The Springfield Union]

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