Jesse Graham (1864-1921)
1921 Obituary 
JESSE GRAHAM was born at Cherwell, near Leeds, in June 1864.
He was educated at the local schools and at the Leeds Mechanics' Institute.
He served his apprenticeship with the Low Moor Iron and Coal Co., after which he studied at the Royal School of Mines, South Kensington.
Later he accepted the position of engineer to Hudson, Sykes and Bonsfield, Springfield Mills, Morley, leaving there about 1894 to start the firm of Graham, Chapman and Co., electrical engineers, Morley.
He severed his connexion with the latter firm in 1900 to accept a position as engineer to The Bradford Dyers' Association, Ltd., being connected with the branch works of Messrs. Wm. Aykroyd and Sons, Bradford, and Messrs. Whitaker Bros., Newlay, near Leeds. He was transferred from the latter works in 1912 to a position as Section Engineer at the head office of the Association.
From 1916 until his death he was employed in a consultant capacity, being responsible for all the large mechanical undertakings of this huge Association.
His death took place at Horsforth, Leeds, on 14th March 1921, in his fifty-seventh year, after a long illness.
He became a Member of this Institution in 1901.