Physician and surgeon, Little York, is a son of John Ryan and Mary T. ( Rogers ) Graham. John Ryan Graham was born at Yellow Springs, Greene County , Ohio , January 31, 1817 ; Mary T. Rogers was born in Missouri , October 8, 1823 . Mr. Graham came, a young man, to Hale Township , in 1836, and worked by the month for a farmer until his marriage. After that he gave most of his time to farming, but did considerable work as a cooper. He acquired a fine farm of 240 acres and is now living in well-earned retirement. During his active life he was prominent in township affairs, and served his fellow citizens as Supervisor and in other important local offices.

Dr. A. R. Graham was born in Hale Township , August 24, 1854 , and. after graduating from Monmouth Academy , farmed until he was twenty-five years old, studying medicine in the meantime under a competent preceptor. Between 1879 and 1881 he pursued a medical course at the Rush Medical College at Chicago , from which he was duly graduated, February 22, 1881 . He entered upon his profession at Cameron, Warren County, and, after two years of successful practice there, located at Little York, where he has risen to prominence, not only in his profession, but as a citizen, having been four times elected to the office of Village Trustee and served as a School Director and Health Officer.

Politically he is a Democrat He is a member of the United Presbyterian church and affiliated with Little York Lodge, No. 927, of the Modern Woodmen of America. Dr. Graham was married February 14, 1880 , to Miss Emma Alecock, who has borne him two children named: John Frederick and Nellie May. Mrs. Graham was born at Euston, Suffolk , England , January 2, 1861 , a daughter of George and Maria (Tuddham) Alecock. The family came to the United States in 1875 and settled in Sumner Township , where Mr. Alecock, who, in England , had been a carpenter and cabinet maker, became a farmer. Later Mr. and Mrs. Alecock removed to York County , Neb. , where Mr. Alecock farmed until he died at the age of seventy-five years. Mrs, Alecock, who was born in 1823, died in the fifty-first year of her age.


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