Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western Historical Publishing Co., 1904.

     HOWARD A. GRAHAM is the efficient and popular treasurer of Chelan county at the present term.  Upon the organization of the county, he was appointed to this position and in 1900, was elected for two years.  So well had he filled the position that in 1902 he was asked by the people to again assume the duties and responsibilities of that office.  He is a capable business man and has had lots of experience in various places while his integrity and uprightness are always in evidence.
     Howard A. Graham was born in Davis county, Iowa, on October 27, 1853, the son of William C. and Sarah (Patterson) Graham, natives of Tennessee and Ohio, respectively.  The father's ancestors were prominent people in Virginia and the mother's family came from Scotch ancestry.  The former was called to the realm beyond in 1887 and the mother passed away when Howard was a lad of four.  He was educated in the public schools and when twenty-eight engaged in the mercantile business in Carroll, Iowa.  Three years later he removed to Custer county, Nebraska, and after seven years of good work there, in 1889 he came thence to Lake Chelan.  During the first year he chartered the Omaha and did a general passenger and freight business on the lake.  The next venture was a mercantile establishment which he operated successfully for the intervening time until he was appointed county treasurer.  Mr. Graham has real estate in Wenatchee and Chelan and is one of the substantial men of the county.
     Mr. Graham has two brothers and five sisters, A. Marion, William L., Arrabella Coddington, Martha J. Spurgeon, Sarah M. Hoskins, Ida M. Bennett and Josephine E. Stewart. The marriage of Mr. Graham and Miss Alice M., daughter of Max and Nancy E. Caldwell occurred on December 23, 1873, at Bloomfield, Iowa.  Mrs. Graham's parents were natives of Pennsylvania and the father died in 1887, while the mother passed away in Chelan in 1894.  Mrs. Graham has the following brothers and sisters, James W., Coraline E. Townsend and Lydia E. Barneby.  To Mr. and Mrs. Graham have been born four children, Charles E., Grace Seba, Earl, and Harry, deceased.  Mr. Graham is a member of the K. P. and W. W. and has filled the chairs in both orders.  Politically he is allied with the Republicans.  Mr. and Mrs. Graham are members of the Methodist church.  She has been a teacher and was very successful in that line.