Monday, October 4, 2010
Calling Card of John W. Graffam, Dunlap Lodge, Augusta, Maine
Note of 2 June 2013: Be sure to scroll down to the comments section where a reader has provided more information on the life and family of John W. Graffam.
Calling card of John W. Graffam, who belonged to the Trinity Commandery, Dunlap Lodge, Cushnoc Chapter, Alpha Council of Augusta, Maine.
From online research, I believe this is the John W. Graffam who lived in Augusta, Maine, per the 1900 Census, and in Winthrop, Maine, per the Censuses of 1910 and 1920, and was the plant engineer at the Augusta Water Company. He described himself as widowed on the Censuses from 1900-1920.
I haven't yet been able to find him, definitively, in the 1880 Census, which would have been nice, as it would have shown his two sons and maybe even his wife's first name. It's possible that he's the John Graffam shown on the 1870 Census of Cumberland, Maine, the son of C. P. and Elizabeth Graffam, with a pile of brothers and sisters, but I can't be sure.
He had two sons, Bernard Clement Graffam, born in Maine 8 February 1877, and Augusta Leon Graffam, born in Maine 27 January 1879. Bernard married Helen J. Dewyea of Portland on 28 June 1911. Augustus married Alice Eugley of Augusta on 31 October 1906.
If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding the above information, especially if you think I have the wrong John W. Graffam, please leave a comment in the comments box or contact me directly.
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