Graham, Captain 1903

Obituary – Captain Graham
East Liverpool Tribune

Capt. Graham of the steamer, Gillet, who a few weeks ago sustained serious injuries by being struck on the head by a pulley while doing his duty, died at Rochester Monday (December 7, 1903) morning from his injuries. The funeral will be held at his home in that city at 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon.

The story of Capt. Graham’s accident was published in the Tribune two weeks ago. It will be remembered that while in the discharge of his duties and while he was superintending some work on the lower deck a pulley rope suddenly broke and the pulley struck him with force on the head. He reeled and fell to th4e deck and was later assisted to a boarding house in Rochester where medical aid was summoned. He continued to grow weaker from day to day and finally he departed this life at the hour above stated.

Capt. Graham was a well known river man. He had piled the Ohio river between Pittsburg and Cincinnati for a number of years as a pilot and later as captain of various boats. He had been for some time captain of the boat Gillet.

He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Taylor Lyon, of East End, this city and Mrs. Riley McKinnon of Calcutta road.