ALEXANDER (PAT) GRAHAM
From 'Echoing Footsteps', published 1967, Powder River County Extension Homemakers Council
By Walt Nuxoll
Pat Graham, born in North Ireland on June 18, 1886, came to America in about 1910. He took up a homestead a few miles north of Liscomb Mt. in 1921. He worked for Jack Gold and Riley Tyler, among others. He served in World War I as a veterinarian in the cavalry. In 1924 he left to work as a painter in Glacier National Park. While there, he met Luella Greene of Devils Lake, North Dakota. In 1928 he bought a half section of land from Bob Sutton, known as the Amick place. In 1928 he married Luella Greene, and they came there to live. Just two weeks after the wedding, he was mining coal with the Tyler boys when he was struck by falling dirt; and among other injuries he received a broken pelvis, which crippled him for life. He was noted for playing Santa Claus to the children of the community each year. In 1936 they had a farm sale and moved to Miles City. Then in 1943 they moved to Santa Ana, California. Mrs. Graham died there in 1961. Pat sold his land to Emil and Rose Tarrud of Fallon, Montana. They lived there only six months, then sold out to W. H. (Bill) Wilson.