3 generations of John Graham


JOHN GRAHAM I - died 12 October 1890, aged 79.
The Woodlands, 317 Edge Lane, Liverpool.
Member of Fairfield Presbyterian Church.
Arrived in Liverpool in 1840 from Greenock as partner in Macfie & Co sugar refiners; retired after 24 years and his son took over his position; frequently called in at Macfie's when in town; noted for the kindly interest he took in the welfare of the workmen, by whom he was regarded as a sincere friend.
The new church in Fairfield opened in 1864 thanks to huge collection of funds by John Graham and other Scottish gentlemen in the area.
Member of the Athenaeum and the Reform Club.
Left 2 sons and 3 daughters.
(Liverpool Echo Tues Oct 14, 1890)
Interred at Smithdown Rd Cemetery.
Partner in Macfie's and later Fairrie's.
(Liverpool Echo 1890)

JOHN GRAHAM II - will proved 1921.
The Croft, Hoylake.
Of Liverpool sugar refiners Macfie & Co; hon treasurer and ex-officio director of Sugar Association of Lancashire.
Left gross estate of 89,500, net 87,378.
(Liverpool Echo Sept 1, 1921)

JOHN GRAHAM III - born 1877, died 1915.
Bachelor, residing in Hoylake.
Captain in the 10th Liverpool Scottish regiment; famous golfer.
Captain John Graham was killed in action during a gallant charge against German positions at Ypres. He had concluded his service in the regiment, but rejoined at outbreak of war.
Member of the firm of sugar refiners Macfie & Co in Moorfields; president of Sugar Association of Lancashire.
A great golfer; played for Scotland against England.
(Liverpool Echo Jun 21, 1915)
Funeral at West Kirby Presbyterian Church.
(Liverpool Echo Jun 28, 1915)