Andrew Wilson Graham came from Ontario to Red River at the time of the Riel resistance. He joined the volunteers who opposed Riel, was taken prisoner on December 7, 1869, and was released on February 18, 1870. After leaving Red River he went to work in lumber camps in Minnesota. From there he headed west into territory that was being opened to settlement by the American government and learned surveying. He then took up farming in Kansas and spent some time in Texas before returning to Ontario in 1873, where he remained. He became a nurseryman and died at the age of 82. Based on information from Archives of Manitoba.