Rev. 8 Nov. 2010, Gen. 515

 

DESCENDANTS OF WILLIAM GRAVES AND CAROLINE ------ OF NY & WAUKESHA CO., WI

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

William Graves (1) was born about 1810 in NY, and died 1870-1880 in WI.  He married Caroline ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born about 1819 in NY.  They were in the 1850, 1860, and 1870 censuses for Pewaukee, Waukesha Co., WI.  He was a wagon maker.  Caroline was in the 1880 census for Pewaukee, Waukesha Co., WI, widowed, with their  youngest son William.  Their first 4 children were born in NY, and their last 4 in WI.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  2. Fanny Graves, b.c. 1834.

  3. Leonard Graves, b.c. 1836.

  4. Mary J. Graves, b.c. 1840.

  5. Julia Augusta Graves, b.c. 1844.

  6. Charles Graves, b.c. 1849.

  7. George Graves, b.c. 1851.  In 1870 census for Pewaukee, WI, living with Wallace and Isabella French.

  8. Clara Graves, b.c. 1854.  In 1870 census for Watertown, Jefferson Co., WI, living with James and Fanny Bolle

+9. William E. Graves, b. June 1859, m. Julia Mae Closser, c. 1883, d. 1908.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM GRAVES (1) AND CAROLINE ------

William E. Graves (9) was born in June 1859 in WI, probably Pewaukee, Waukesha Co., and died in 1908 in Marinette, Marinette Co., WI.  According to Virginia (Spoor) Captain, her grandfather had a fix-it shop.  He held a patent for a device, it was stolen, and he was poisoned and died.

He married Julia Mae Closser, daughter of John Closser and Susan Wescott, about 1883.  She was born 24 April 1863 in the Town of Frove, Allegany Co., NY, died 21 Feb. 1939 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, and was buried in Riverside Cem., Kalamazoo, MI.  When Julia died, she was a widow, indicating that her husband died prior to 1939.  Her obituary stated that she had lived in Kalamazoo for 20 years, since 1919.  However, the obituary for her daughter Lillian stated that Lillian had lived in Kalamazoo since 1917.

William and Julia were in the 1900 census for Ward 3, Marinette, Marinette Co., WI.  He was listed as a wagon maker (like his father) in the 1880 census, and as a wheelwright in 1900.  All their children were born in WI, probably in Marinette.  (R‑1)

Children – Graves

  10.  Myrtle Graves, b. June 1885, d. 1918 (Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI, during influenza epidemic).

  11.  William Nelson Graves, b. Nov. 1887.

+12.  Lillian Gertrude Graves, b. 17 July 1892, m. Fayette Jerome Spoor, 28 May 1913, d. 27 June 1978.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM E. GRAVES (9) AND JULIA M. CLOSSER

Lillian Gertrude Graves (12) was born 17 July 1892 in Marinette, Marinette Co., WI, and died 27 June 1978 in Kalamazoo, Kalamazoo Co., MI.  She married Fayette Jerome Spoor, son of Albert M. Spoor and Margaret Howison, on 28 May 1913 in Harrisville, NY.  He was born 27 Sept. 1890 in Marinette, WI, and died 7 Oct. 1977 in Kalamazoo, MI.  They were both buried in Riverside Cem., Kalamazoo, MI.

Lillian was a member of Navy Mothers 366.  They observed their 60th wedding anniversary with a family dinner held at Holiday Inn, Expressway, Kalamazoo, MI.  Fayette was a retired emplyee of the Bryant Mill and Kalamazoo Laundry Co., and also was a custodian at Milwood United Methodist Church.  They were both members of Bethany Reformed Church, and were active in Senior Citizens activities.  (R‑1)

Children - Spoor

+13.  Virginia Marguerite Spoor, b. 10 Aug. 1914, m. Donald Altroise Captain, 11 Oct. 1935.

+14.  Dale Duane Spoor, b. 27 May 1927, m. Vera Lee Fry, 4 Sept. 1954.

 

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