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Edward Graham                               1885-1964
Edward was born on 16 January 1885, the son of George Graham and Jane Robson, in Easington, County Durham,. He was 20 years old, and living in Newcastle, when he decided to go to America. He boarded the SS Cymric on 29 September 1905, in Liverpool, arriving at Boston on 5 October. He then headed to Zeigler, Illinois, where a coal mine job was waiting for him. He met a girl, who had also come over from England, named Esther Tipling. They were married on 27 December 1909. In April of 1912, when their only son, George, was a year old, the family went back to England for a visit. Edward returned in July, but "Hetty" and George stayed on returning in August. Edward and Esther became U.S. citizens on 12 September 1919. The death of his brother William on 15 January 1920, prompted Edward to apply for a United States Passport, so he could travel back to England for a visit. He returned to America from Liverpool on 18 June, on the SS Haverford, of the American Line, arriving at Philadelphia on 5 July 1920. They moved to West City (just outside of Benton), Illinois. Edward died at age 79, on 28 March 1964, in the Miner's Hospital, in St. Christopher, Illinois. Hettie died 30 April 1969. They are both buried in the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Illinois.
George and Edward Graham
Edward (right) and nephew George Graham,
with George's new 1939 Plymouth,
West City, Ill, 1940
Esther Tipling                                   1889-1969
Esther was born on 13 May 1889 in Houghton le Spring, County Durham, of William Tipling and Elizabeth Moore. She also went by the names Edna, and Hettie. Esther arrived in America in 1903 with her mother and brothers and sisters. Her father had preceded them.
They had only one child:
    George   Born 20 May 1910   Zeigler, Illinois Married Emma Bea Davey

Birth of Parents
Edward "Ned" Graham b: 16 Jan 1885   Easington, County Durham
son of George Graham and Jane (née Robson)    1885 1Q Easington 10a 453

Esther "Hettie" Tipling b: 13 May 1889   Houghton le Spring, County Durham
daughter of William Tipling and Elizabeth (née Moore)    1889 3Q Houghton 10a 452


Edward immigrates to America, S.S. Cymric, 29 Sep 1905, Liverpool to Boston, 5 Oct 1905
Identifies a relative as sister, Mrs. Reed, Holly Ave., Newcastle.

Marriage
27 Dec 1909
Edward Graham (24)
Esther Tipling (20)
Zeigler, Illinois, USA
 
Wit: J. Thomas Davey

1910 Census  
15 April 1910 Gillespie, Macoupin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
Burton Street District 051, Image 11 of 47
Edward Graham
Esther (Wife)
Age 24
Age 20
Miner England
England
No Children
Renting House
16 Jan 1885
13 May 1889

Only Child
George Graham Born 20 May 1910       Zeigler, Illinois
son of Edward Graham and Esther Tipling

A VISIT TO ENGLAND
RMS Mauretania, New York City to Liverpool Arriving 8 April 1912
Edward Graham 27
Esther Graham 23
George Graham 1 Yr 1 Mon

Return to the United States
RMS Laconia, 9 July 1912 Liverpool to Boston 17 July 1912
Edward Graham 27
Identifies a relative as brother, W. Graham, 1 Grant Street, Horden Colliery

Return to the United States
RMS Mauretania, 10 August 1912 Liverpool to New York City
Hetty Graham 23
George Graham 2

12 Sep 1919 Edward and Hetty obtain U.S. Citizenship.

1920 Census  
5 Jan 1920 Zeigler, Franklin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
District 42, Image 2 of 106
47 Main Street
Edd Graham
Edna (Wife)
George
Age 35
Age 34
Age 9
Miner Immigration 1902
Immigration 1902
Citizen 1919
Citizen 1919
16 Jan 1885
13 May 1889
20 May 1910

Edward returns from a visit to England
Passenger Lists Philadelphia
SS Haverford Sailing from Liverpool 18 June, Arriving Philadelphia 5 July 1920  (American Line)
Graham, Edward Age 35 Male, Married,
Naturalized Citizen 12 Sep 1919, US Circuit Court, Franklin County, Ill # 1156564 Benton, Ill.
Address in US, Zeigler, Franklin Co. Ill.

1930 Census 1 Apr 1930
Zeigler, Franklin County, Illinois, U.S.A.
8 Beaumont Street
District 39, Image 16 of 17
Birthplace
Person
Birthplace
Father
Birthplace
Mother
Edward Graham
Hetty (Wife)
George
Mannie Haynes (Boarder)
Age 44
Age 40
Age 19
Age 20
Coal Miner

Coal Miner
Coal Miner
England
England
Illinois
Illinois
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
England
16 Jan 1885
13 May 1889
20 May 1910
abt 1911
Additional Information in Census:
Own home valued at $2,000, Had a Radio, Edward came to US in 1909, Hetty, in 1903, Naturalized Citizens, All men Currently Unemployed. Edward was 24 at first marriage. Hetty was 20.



1940 Census 1 April 1940
West City, Franklin County, Illinois
District 28-17, Image 1
West Main
B I R T H
P L A C E
   Residence   Apr 1, 1935
        City               State
Edward Graham
Hattie (Wife)
William Tipling (FatherLaw)
Age 55
Age 50
Age 75
WPA Laborer England
England
England
Same House
Same House
Same House
16 Jan 1885
13 May 1889
abt 1865
Own the house, value $800,   1939 Total earnings $450

Death
Edward Graham Died 28 Mar 1964  Age 79  Benton, Illinois, USA
Survived by his wife Hettie, and one son George Graham of Carlsbad, NM, and three grandchildren.
Buried at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Illinois

Esther Graham Died 30 Apr 1969  Age 79  Benton, Illinois, USA
Buried at the Masonic and Odd Fellows Cemetery, Benton, Illinois