Graham

Home of Archie and Jessie Graham 

Home of Archie and Jessie Graham (Number 10 on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger - 10480 N. 6660 W.)

Archibald (Archie) J. & Jessie Margarette Pace Graham

Archibald (Archie) J. and Jessie Margarette Pace Graham moved to Highland in about 1912, and was the second Sunday School Superintendent of the ward - sustained in 1917. He served until 1921 and his wife taught in the same organization. They then moved to Big Horn, Wyoming. (The ward was organized in 1915 with Archie Taylor as Superintendent.) Archie was born March 26, 1887, in Bennington, Idaho to William Bennona and Margaret Hope Williams Graham. Jessie was born March 31, 1892, in Salt Lake City to John E. and Phoebe Pace. They were married May 20, 1910, and had five children: Julia, Mildred, Maurice J., Archie Lloyd, and Joy. 

In 1918 Archie was stricken with the flu and had a near-death experience which he wrote about in, "A Visit Beyond Veil - 1918". When they moved to Wyoming they lived near the O.C. Day family, who were their acquaintances in Highland. Archie was called as a missionary to the Western States in 1925, being set apart by J. Golden Kimball, and in 1928 was ordained a bishop. In 1942, when he registered for the draft, he stated that he was crippled and on crutches for the past eleven years but his ailment is unknown. He died April 1, 1967, in Salt Lake City and Jessie died November 22, 1983, and they are buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery. (Grahams lived in Number 10 - on the 1958 Highland map - interactive, larger - 10480 N. 6660 W.)

Charles Edward & Arvilla Serena Zabriskie Graham

Another son of William and Margaret Graham, Charles also lived in Highland for a time. He was born June 30, 1889, in Bennington, Idaho and was living there in 1900. He married Arvilla on February 15, 1917, in Salt Lake City. She was the daughter of Highlands first Bishop, George Albert Zabriskie and Anna Kirsten Jensen (q.v.) born November 13, 1896, in Milburn, Utah. In 1900 she was living in Fairview, Utah and in 1910 was living in Vineyard, Utah. 

On June 5, 1917, Charles registered for the WWI draft as a resident of Highland, employed by Walter Romney. The 1920 census showed them living in Highland, where he was a farm laborer but by 1930 they were in Honey Lake, California, where they remained for the rest of their lives. They had five children: Maxine Arvilla, Cleo Margaret, Charles Reed, Bethel Duncan, and Donald Eugene. Charles and Arvilla both died in Chico, California; Arvilla on June 10, 1976, and Charles on March 1, 1977, and they are buried there.

Guy Melroy & Gwen Oldroyd Graham

Guy was born August 27, 1908, in Milburn, Utah to Wilford Moroni and Fannie Marilla Terry Graham. In 1910 and 1920 he was living in Milburn with his family and in 1930 was a boarder with the Oldroyd family in Milburn. Gwen was born December 28, 1912, in Cardston, Alberta, Canada to Robert Melbourne and Estella Maude Nielson Oldroyd. They were married May 9, 1932, in Manti, Utah and had three children: Robert Melroy, Betty Lou and Gerry. The 1940 census showed them living in Highland (possibly Number 78) and that they also lived there in 1935, although their Church records did not arrive until 1940. Guy died March 15, 1974, and Gwen died July 4, 1990, both in Mt. Pleasant, Utah and they are buried in the Fairview Upper Cemetery.

William B. & Margaret Hope Williams Graham

The parents of Archie and Charles (q.v.) lived in Highland for a short while beginning in 1917. William was born March 24, 1852, in Riverdale, Utah to James and Hannah Tucker Reed Graham. Margaret was born September 13, 1855, in Cedar City, Utah to William and Margaret Pettigreen Hope Williams. They had nine children, only 2 or 3 of which lived in Highland: Anna May, William Walter, Franklin Jamison, Horace Eugene, Archie J., Charles Edward, Opal Vilate, Pearl and Fay Arden. They moved to Byron, Wyoming where they both died.

Source: HIGHLAND HISTORY: A compilation by Charles T Greenland II for the Highland Historical Society

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