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Bio of Hillard Cisero Grantham

Extracted from "I Remember Callahan - History of Callahan County" - Sponsored by the Callahan County Historical Commission:

H. C. Grantham was born in England. {This is incorrect - he was born in Georgia.} He came to Oplin and Tecumseh area with his wife Margaret Dickson from Arkansas in 1891. He brought his five sons George, Lando, Maron, Jake and Ira. He acquired several tracts of land in the area making his home place west of Oplin at what is known as the Lowell Johnson place at this time. H. C. and Margaret were very active in community and church work, attending camp meetings, helping build churches at Oplin and Tecumseh. Later years he and wife moved back to Arkansas where she passed away. H. C. returned to Oplin.

The boys names were: George W. He married Buelah Rogers in 1900. Their children were: Maggie Bell Ligon who resides in California. Alvin is deceased. Avis is deceased. Annie Lee is deceased. G.W., Jr. lives in Fredericksberg, J. C. lives in Premont, Texas. Vira lives in Houston.

Lando Grantham married Maude Windham, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Calvin Windham. They had a daughter, Anna Mae. Maude passed away during childbirth. Lando later married Myrtle White. they had one son, Lando, Jr. who is deceased. Anna Mae lives in Sacramento, California.

Marion Grantham married Mary Lallier. They had three children: Myrtie of California; Joe of Choplin, Missouri; and Elmo is deceased.

Jake married Jane O'shields - both are deceased.

Ira married Ollie Arnold - both are deceased.

H. C. and (Grannie) Windham as she was called, later married and raised their grandchild, Anna Mae. He moved to Tecumseh where he lead the singing, was Secretary / Treasurer for the church services and Sunday School in the Tecumseh two room school house for many years.

Submitted by Ruby Grantham.

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