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Biographical Sketch of William Graham McKelvie

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(II) William Graham, only child of Charles and Charlotte (Graham) McKelvie, was born in Geneva, January 27, 1831 ; died April 30, 1903. Reared to the occupation of a farmer and fruit-grower, he became an expert nurseryman and for twenty-five years devoted his attention almost exclusively to that business. He purchased several pieces of agricultural property located just south of what is known as Bellwood farm, and these farms are still owned by the family. He was a successful farmer and a prominent citizen, supporting all movements which have resulted in developing the growth and prosperity of Geneva, and for several years he served as a school trustee. In politics he was a Republican. He married, February 22, 1855, Miss Lydia Jackson, horn in Geneva, May 12, 1831, died February 4, 1909. Children: 1. Charles W., born August u, 1857; became a prosperous farmer and stockbreeder in Waterloo, Iowa, where he died, July, 1907; married Etta Brainard, of Waterloo. 2. George, born May 5, 1865; died at the age of three years. 3. Lillie Amelia, born January to, 1867. 4. Willard Graham, see forward. 5. Edward Wiser, born October 16, 1870 (see sketch). 6. Lottie G., born August 14, 1872; married William Scoon.

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