HOUSER "RED" GRAHAM was born in Wilkes-Barre,
Pennsylvania on April 16, 1910 to John James Graham and his
wife, the former Elizabeth Olive Hoffman. The family, which
included younger siblings John, Robert and Emily was still
living in Wilkes-Barre in January of 1920. y 1924 the family had
moved to Camden. They were at 337 Chestnut
Street in 1924.
Graham married Elsie Hyatt on December 2, 1934. On October 14,
1942 Clair Graham was appointed to the Camden Fire Department,
joining younger brother John
Graham, who had been appointed to
the department in 1936. Clair Graham reported for duty with Ladder
Company No. 2 on October 16, 1942.
1940 and 1943 Camden City Directory shows Clair and Elsie Graham residing at
Street. By 1947 they had moved across the street to 577 Pine
Street, where they stayed into the 1960s. On January 12, 1950 Clair Graham was transferred to
Company No. 10, where he served until his retirement. Clair
Graham retired on July 1, 1969. By October of the following year
he had left Camden and moved to Laurel Springs, New Jersey.
Clair Graham died on November 7, 1987, survived by his wife and