Billy was born to William and Morrow Graham on November 7, 1918, in Charlotte, North Carolina (“Billy Graham” 1). He was born on a dairy farm, in a little white house (Graham 3). Billy was born into a loving family. His parents were loving, but had different religious views than him (“Billy Graham” 1). Billy grew up to be a Baptist even though he did not live in a Baptist home while he was growing up.
Billy was the oldest of four Graham children (“Billy Graham” 1). Since Billy was the oldest, he was always in charge if his parents were gone. Billy’s sibling right under him was his sister Catherine (Graham 4). He also had a younger brother named Melvin (Graham 9). Billy’s youngest sibling was Jean, who was born a little before he went off to college (Graham 21). Billy, as the oldest in the family, was a role model for his younger siblings.
Billy was trying to be a role model, but he didn’t have the greatest role model. Billy’s grandfather William Crook, who he was named after, wasn’t the greatest influence. He was a heavy drinker and cussed like a sailor. Those were two things Graham didn’t want to show his younger siblings (Graham 3). During his childhood, his father and his Uncle Clyde ran the dairy farm his family lived on (Graham 6). Billy was a young boy when he started helping around the farm (Graham 9). Billy learned that one of the things he needed to show his younger siblings was that hard work and dedication paid off. Billy’...
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