Submitted by Melva Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
March 21, 1923 - Wednesday, pg 6
HOWARD DANIEL GRAHAM
Former Tampico Resident Who Died in Iowa Brot (sic Brought) Back For Burial
Funeral services of the late Howard Graham, former resident of this place, were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o'clock at the Baptist church and interment made in the Tampico Cemetery. The services were in charge of Rev. S. L. Cobb, pastor of the church, and the Masonic Order, who attended in a body, had charge of the services at the grave. Mesdames H. W. and N. E. Denison, with Miss Vesta Denison as accompanist, sang several selections, and Messrs. J. J. Olsson, J. H. Cooley, W. N. Smith, F. A. Brewer, W. F. Harris and R. E. McKenzie acted as pall bearers.
Mr. Graham was taken ill several weeks ago with an attack of flu, which with other complications caused his death at the hospital at Sioux City, Iowa, at about 2:40 o'clock Saturday morning, March 17. The remains were brot (sic brought) here Tuesday morning and taken to the home of Mrs. Irene Emmons, where they reposed until the funeral.
Howard Daniel Graham was born in West Brooklyn, Ill., September 12, 1886. He worked on a farm until at the age of 20 years he took up railroad work for the Burlington at Arlington, Ill. He was united in marriage to Myrtle Rose Emmons on June 29, 1910. To this union three children were born who, with his widow, still survive. They are Chester, aged 10, Mervyn Edwin, aged 8, and Darrell, aged 6 years. Those who survived him in addition to his family are his father, Morris Graham of Dixon, two sisters, Mrs. Will Smith of Kewanee, Mrs. Jas. Buchanan of Dixon, one brother, Emmett of Rochelle, five nieces and one nephew. His mother preceded him in death nine years ago. He moved to Whiting, Iowa, in October, 1912, and worked for the Northwestern railroad at Sargents Bluffs, Whiting, Stanhope, Modale and Danbury, where he was agent for the past eight years.
He confessed Christ at the age of 12 with his Sunday School class at West Brooklyn, Ill., and was an attendant at the church at Danbury. He was a member of the Masonic and Eastern Star orders and also of the Mystic Workers.