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    Elizabeth Graham

    Birth: 1817

    Death: unknown

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Elizabeth Graham owned a millinery in Auburn, New York. She is first mentioned by Frances Seward in November of 1857, when Frances recounts a fire that devastated several stores and homes in the town. Graham's millinery was destroyed by the flames. The Auburn Weekly American provides further details of the account: 

"The fire was first discovered by immediate neighbors. Dr. Robinson and two other gentlemen first reached the House of Engine Company No. 3, and got it into the street. Mr. B. Ashby, of the American Hotel, and another gentleman, first reached the Millinery Store of Mrs. T.F. Graham, located in the west end of the building, and broke open the door. The instant they did so, a mass of smoke and flame poured out, and drove them back. They endeavored to save the large glass showcase, containing about $600 worth of goods, but were not able to do so. In the mean time, Mr. Jason Keyes effected an entrance into the rear of the store, and succeeded in saving a table and some chairs."

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Biography: 
Elizabeth Graham owned a millinery in Auburn, New York. She is first mentioned by Frances Seward in November of 1857, when Frances recounts a fire that devastated several stores and homes in the town. Graham's millinery was destroyed by the flames. The Auburn Weekly American provides further details of the account: "The fire was first discovered by immediate neighbors. Dr. Robinson and two other gentlemen first reached the House of Engine Company No. 3, and got it into the street. Mr. B. Ashby, of the American Hotel, and another gentleman, first reached the Millinery Store of Mrs. T.F. Graham, located in the west end of the building, and broke open the door. The instant they did so, a mass of smoke and flame poured out, and drove them back. They endeavored to save the large glass showcase, containing about $600 worth of goods, but were not able to do so. In the mean time, Mr. Jason Keyes effected an entrance into the rear of the store, and succeeded in saving a table and some chairs."
Citation Type: 
Newspaper Article
Journal or Newspaper Title: 
Auburn Weekly American
Author(s) or Editor(s): 
William J. Moses
Article Title: 
Disastrous Fire! A Man Burned to Death! A Woman Missing! Narrow Escapes!
Month: 
October
Day: 
28
Year: 
1857
Citation Notes: 
Vol. 1, no. 1 (Feb. 7, 1855)-v. 5, no. 20 (June 15, 1859).
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Website
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https://search.ancestrylibrary.com/cgi-bin/sse.dll?_phsrc=TEV2&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true&qh=3uQj2iwDagyoiO1dAX2lBA%3D%3D&gss=angs-g&new=1&rank=1&gsfn=Elizabeth&gsfn_x=0&gsln=Graham&gsln_x=0&msypn__ftp=Auburn,%20Cayuga,%20New%20York,%20USA&msypn
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Ancestry
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Citation Notes: 
Year: 1850; Census Place: Auburn Ward 3, Cayuga, New York; Roll: M432_482; Page: 262B; Image: 112
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