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William Thomas Graham

William Thomas “Will” Graham
b. 2 Jun 1874, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julietta (Cook) Graham
d. 7 September 1955, Great Falls, Cascade County, Montana

m. 19 October 1901, Champaign, Illinois
Frances Celia Preston
b. 2 June 1886
d. 25 September 1975

Will was a carpenter by trade. He died at age 82 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery at Great Falls, Montana.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

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Julietta Cook

Julietta Cook
b. 28 November 1840, near New Point, Decatur County, Indiana, to Joseph Davis and Margaret Cook
d. 27 April 1923, near Great Falls, Montana

m/1. about 1861, probably Indiana
Frank Matthews
d. about 1869

m/2.
William Isaac Graham
b. 28 February 1840, Kentucky
d. before 1915, Fayette County, Indiana

Children with Frank Matthews:
• Louisa A. (1862-1914) married John Pleasant Meyers
• Horatio (1870-1880)

Children with William Isaac Graham:
• William Thomas (1874-1955) married Frances Celia Preston
• Mary Lillie (1876-1955) married James Edward Meyers
• Jerry Frank (1879-1915) married Ida [–?–]
• Margaret Ethel “Maggie” (1882-1957) married George Thomas Peters

On 7 June 1880, a tornado destroyed the home of Julietta and William Graham near Orange, Fayette County, Indiana, killing Julietta’s young son Horatio, and seriously injuring Julietta. Years later, when she was widowed for the second time, she went to live with her son Will near Great Falls, Montana, where she eventually died in 1923.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Zachary Taylor

Zachary Taylor
b. 19 November 1848, New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, to William C. and Phebe (Clark) Taylor
d. 14 December 1924, Washington, D.C.

m. 26 October 1876, Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, Indiana
Kezia Preston
b. 1 February 1855, Kankakee Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, to Calita T. and Cynthia (Terwilliger) Preston
d. 27 February 1936, Washington, D.C.

Children with Kezia Preston:
• Mable C. (b. 1881) married Monroe L. Friedheim

Zachary farmed in New Durham Township, LaPorte County, Indiana, until 1899 when he moved to the town of LaPorte and went into the well driving business. Mable was a school teacher, but secured a job with the War Risk Bureau in Washington, D.C., in 1918. In the spring of 1920, her parents moved to Washington, D.C., to be with her.

Submitted by:
Barbara Taylor Szabo
Osceola IN

William Thomas Graham

William Thomas “Will” Graham
b. 2 June 1874, Rushville, Rush County, Indiana, to William Isaac and Julie Etta (Cook) Graham
d. 7 September 1955, Great Falls, Montana

m. 19 October 1901, Champaign, Champaign County, Illinois
Frances Celia Preston
b. 2 June 1886, Tolona, Champaign County, Illinois
d. 25 September 1975, Great Falls, Montana

Children with Frances Celia Preston:

  • Frances Julietta (1903-1996) married Sidney Habel
  • Margaret Alice (1905-1998) married Nels Nelson

Will left Indiana in 1910 to homestead in the Knees area of Montana. He moved to Great Falls in 1922. When he died in 1955, his obituary said he had 11 grandchildren and 8 greatgrandchildren.

Submitted by:
Irene Krieger
Batesville IN
E-mail: ihdkrieger@yahoo.com

Vickers Preston

Vickers Preston
b. 29 September 1815, Campbell County, Virginia, to Zenas and Elizabeth (Stanton) Preston
d. about 1904, probably Jefferson County, Iowa

m. 13 March 1841, LaPorte County, Indiana
Charlotte E. Fouts

Vickers moved to Jefferson County, Iowa, about 1842. His occupation was that of farmer and his faith was Quaker.

Submitted by:
Barbara Taylor Szabo
Osceola IN

Elam S. Preston

Reverend Elam S. Preston
b. 29 September 1821, Campbell County, Virginia, to Zenas and Elizabeth (Stanton) Preston
d. 27 February 1906, Valley City, Barnes County, North Dakota

m/1. 13 May 1850, St. Joseph County, Indiana
Keziah Brown

m/2.
Maria Shepley

m/3. 21 July 1864
Anna N. (Dodd) Willard
d. 8 March 1905, Tower City, Cass County, North Dakota

Children with Maria Shepley:

  • Elizabeth Preston married [–?–] Anderson

Elam was the fifth of seven children. In 1840, Elam, age 19, was still living at home with his family, but shortly afterward he entered Indiana Asbury College to begin his studies for the ministry. In 1847 he was admitted on a trial basis to the North Indiana Conference of the Methodist Episcopal Church. In August 1850 he was appointed to serve at South Bend, St. Joseph County, Indiana. He joined the Northwest Indiana Conference when it formed in 1852 and was appointed minister to the Mishawaka Methodist Episcopal Church in April 1863. Elam died in 1906 at the home of his daughter, Elizabeth (Preston) Anderson. He and Maria had other children.

Submitted by:
Barbara Taylor Szabo
Osceola IN