Newspaper Unknown - January 21, 1933

Mrs. Fanny Graham Dead At 94
Death Occurred Thursday At Home of Daughter East of Athens

Mrs. Fannie Cantrall Graham, aged 94 years, died Thursday morning, January 19, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Carrie Van Meter near Williamsville, with whom she had made her home since 1925.

Mrs. Graham was born October 9, 1838 at Cantrall and was the daughter of Levi and Anne Cantrall. She was married to Henry C. Graham of Athens, January 6, 1857 and lived on the same farm in Menard county where she started house keeping until she went to live with her daughter. Her husband died twenty-eight years ago.

Surviving are five children: William H. Graham, Delavan; Joseph S. Graham, Mrs. W. E. Johnson, Mrs. Arminta Fulton, Athens; Mrs. Carrie Van Meter, Williamsville; also fifteen grandchildren and nineteen great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held at 3 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the Methodist church in Athens, Rev. L. S. Ellison of Williamsville, officiating, assisted by Rev. L. O. Unger of Athens, and interment was in Indian Point cemetery.

Pallbearers were grandsons of the deceased: Henry Graham, Ronald Graham, Wayne Graham, Joe Van Meter, Ellis Van Meter and Amond Fulton.

Transcribed by:Bertha Emmett


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