Rev. 13 May 2022, Gen. 64







George Graves (1) was born in 1775 or 1776 in England, died 8 April 1826 in Plaistow, Essex, and was buried 13 April 1826 in Brickfield Chapel, Stratford, Essex.  He lived in Plaistow, England (apparently part of what is now London).  He married Mary Patterson, daughter of William Patterson and Ann ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born 6 Jan. 1782, died in 1828 in Plaistow, Essex, England, and was buried 28 Nov. 1828 in Brickfield Chapel, Stratford, Essex.

He was killed in a farm accident when a cart turned over on him 8 April 1826.  According to an old letter: "It would appear that for a couple of generations or so before grandfather (George John Graves, b. 1841) came to America, the family lived in the eastern part of the London metropolitan area, in sections known as Plaistow, West Ham, Stratford, and Woolich.  There is a reference to Clapham Park, S.W., which I note is about five miles south and a little west of old 'London City'."

George's grandson, George John Graves, came to the U.S. from England in 1870, and settled in Kansas.  The portion of the following information from Mrs. Chapple (R‑1) was mainly compiled from family records kept by Gertrude Graves, daughter of George John Graves.  The first child was born and baptized in East Ham, Essex, and all the others in Plaistow, Essex.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+2.  John Graves, b. 7 Sept. 1802, m. Mary Evans, d. 21 July 1874.

  3.  Ann Graves, b. 30 Aug. 1804, bapt. 23 Sept. 1804, d. 1808.  Bur. 24 Feb. 1808 in Plaistow, Essex.

  4.  Jane Graves, b. 28 Feb. 1807, bapt. 29 March 1807.

+5.  George Graves, b. 9 Aug. 1809, m. Elizabeth (or Eliza) Cullimore, 5 May 1831, d. 5 April 1855.

  6.  Ebenezer (“Eben”) Graves, b. 21 May 1812, bapt. July 1812.

+7.  Richard Graves, b. 16 Sept. 1816, m. Mary Ann Clifton, 30 May 1841, d. 24 May 1894.

+8.  William Graves, b. 25 Nov. 1821, m. Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 9 Jan. 1898.






John Graves (2) was born 7 Sept. 1802 in East Ham, was baptized 3 Oct. 1802 in East Ham, and died 21 July 1874 in West Ham, all in Essex, England.  He married Mary Evans.  She was born in 1798 in Ely, Cambridge, England.  All their childen were born in Plaistow, Essex, and were baptized in the Congregational Church, Plaistow, Essex.  John was a gardener.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

+9.  Emma Maria Graves, b. 1830, bapt. Dec. 1830, m. William Randall, 1855, d. 18 May 1902.

  10.  Eliza Jane Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1832, bapt. 23 Nov. 1835.

  11.  Mary Evans Graves, b. 5 April 1835, bapt. 23 Nov. 1835, d. 1840.

  12.  John George Graves, b. 10 Aug. 1838, bapt. 9 Sept. 1838, d. 1838.


George Graves (5) was born 8 Aug. 1809 in Plaistow, Essex, was baptized 29 Oct. 1809 in Plaistow, died 7 April 1855 in Stratford, Essex, and was buried 15 April 1855 in Episcopal Churchyard, Plaistow, England.  He married Elizabeth (or Eliza) Cullimore, daughter of Thomas Cullimore and Elizabeth Sharp, his third wife, on 5 May 1831 in Charlton in Dover, Kent, England.  She was born 18 May 1810 in Plaistow, Essex, was baptized 1 July 1810 in All Saints Church, West Ham, Essex, died 20 May 1896 in North Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, U.S., and was buried in Rochester Cem., North Topeka.  He was a fruiterer and green grocer in Maryland Point, Stratford, England.  He dealt in coal, wood, sand, etc.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves

  13.  Eliza Louisa Graves, b. 26 Oct. 1834 (Plaistow, Essex), bapt. 19 July 1835 (Plaistow, Essex), d. 4 Sept. 1863 (Stratford, West Ham, Essex).  Bur. 11 Sept. 1863 in West Ham Cem., Essex.

  14.  George Graves, b. 18 Feb. 1838 (Stratford, Essex), d. March 1838 (Stratford, Essex).  Bur. 18 March 1838 in Brickfield Chapel, Stratford, Essex.

+15.  George John Graves, b. 29 Jan. 1841, m. Mary Brockley, 31 March 1866, d. 29 Nov. 1923.

  16.  James (or John Thomas) Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1843, m. Sarah Ann Tatham, 1880, d. 14 Sept. 1899.

+17.  Robert I. Graves, b. 19 May 1845, m. Sarah E. Langmede, 4 April 1870, d. 18 Nov. 1926.


Richard Graves (7) was born 16 Sept. 1816 at Staines, on the west side of London, England, or in Plaistow, Essex, was baptized 25 Dec. 1816 in Plaistow, Essex, and died 24 May 1894 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.  He married Mary Ann Clifton on 30 May 1841 in Islington, Middlesex, England.  She was born in April 1819 in England, and died 1901 in Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN.  He came to the U.S. before his brother George.  After living awhile in New York, he went to Chattanooga, TN.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves

  18.  Mary Graves

+19.  Edwin Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1842, m(1) Sarah Catherine Smith, 11 Feb. 1874, m(2) Margaret Forrester, 4 June 1882, d. 23 Oct. 1926.

  20.  Alfred Graves, b. 21 April 1845 (London Rd., Southwark, Surrey), d. 18 Jan. 1930 (Sacramento, CA).  Lived in Sacramento, Calif.

+21.  John Clifton Graves, b. 23 April 1847, m. Sarah Burge, d. 15 June 1924.


William Graves (8) was born 25 Nov. 1821 in Plaistow, Essex, was baptized 13 Jan. 1822 in Plaistow, and died 9 Jan. 1898 in West Ham, Essex.  He married Eliza ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  She was born in 1817 in Rainham, Essex (or Cheshunt, Herfordshire, according to the 1861 census), and died before 1891.  He was a shoemaker and bootmaker.  They were in the 1861 census for Plaistow, Essex, with all their children except Eliza who hadn’t been born yet.  They were in the 1871 census for Plaistow, West Ham, Essex, with children Robert, 16, George, 15, Richard, 13, Eliza, 9, and stepson Charles Prudence.  They were in the 1881 census for West Ham with only children Robert and Eliza still at home.  All their children were born in Plaistow, Essex, England.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  22.  Thomas Graves, b. 1848.

  23.  Charles Graves, b. 1849.

  24.  Robert Graves, b. 1854.

  25.  George Graves, b. 1856, m. Sarah ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  They were in the 1891 and 1901 censuses for West Ham with no children.  She was b.c. 1856 in Stratford, Essex.

  26.  Richard Graves, b. 1858.

  27.  Eliza Graves, b. 1864.






Emma Maria Graves (9) was born in 1830, was baptized in Dec. 1830 in Plaistow, Essex, England, and died 18 May 1902 in Islington, Middlesex.  She married William Randall in 1855 in West Ham, Essex.  He was born about 1818 in Waltham Abbey, Essex, and died in 1876 in West Ham, Essex.  He was a laborer at a print works, and a silk factory worker.  (R‑8)

Children - Randall

  28.  Annie J. Randall, b.c. 1857.

  29.  Harry John Randall, b. 26 Sept. 1860 (Plaistow, Essex).



George John Graves (15) was born 29 Jan. 1841 in Stratford, West Ham, Essex, England, died 29 (or 21[1]) Nov. 1923 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, and was buried 1 Dec. 1923 in Mt. Hope Cem., Topeka.  He married Mary Brockley, daughter of James Brockley and Sarah Wortley, on 31 March 1866 in West Ham, Essex, England.  She was born 14 Aug. 1841 in Masbrough, Kimberworth, Rotherham, York, England, died 31 July 1923 in Topeka, Shawnee Co., KS, and was buried 1 Aug. 1923 in Mt. Hope Cem., Topeka.

George John Graves came to the U.S. in April 1870 with the Rev. Richard Wake from around London, and settled at the Wakefield Colony in the  Republican Valley north of Junction City, Kansas with his family.  The first two children were born in London, England, and all the others were born in Junction City, Kansas.  (However, R‑7 thinks that George Joshua Graves may have been born on the ship coming from England.)

George had learned the trade of coach building.  His first job was with the bridge building gang for the MK & T (Katy) RR branch from Parsons to Junction City.  In the fall he got a job as a woodworker in a blacksmith wagon shop.  He took over the woodworking shop, and later ran his own shop for over 20 years.  From an interview with George's son Will: "The George J. Graves Wagon Works were an important business in Junction City.  My brother Arthur was the blacksmith and wheelwright ."  (R‑1, R‑2, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+30.  Gertrude Eliza Graves, b. 15 Feb. 1867, m. Charles Thomson, 26 Feb. 1896, d. 26 Sept. 1959.

+31.  George Joshua Graves, b. 26 Sept. 1869, m. Grace Kitson Love, 14 July 1897, d. 21 Sept. 1924.

+32.  William James Graves, b. 28 May 1871, m. Sarah Prescott Cowgill, 12 Nov. 1895, d. 13 May 1956.

+33.  Arthur Frank Graves, b. 12 Nov. 1875, m(1) Mary Nixon, 14 Nov. 1898, m(2) Alice Adams, after 1930, d. 5 July 1961.

+34.  Harry Beaumont Graves, b. 2 Oct. 1877, m. Jessie Rachel Kearns, 21 Sept. 1904, d. 27 March 1934.

+35.  Mabel Beatrice Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1880, m(1) Martin L. Schultz, 25 Aug. 1900, m(2) John Nance Warden, 10 Nov. 1914, d. 11 Aug. 1937.

+36.  Clara Louise Elizabeth Graves, b. 17 March 1889, m. Lewis George Nathaniel Houk, 25 Aug. 1914, d. 26 Jan. 1943.


James (or John Thomas) Graves (16) was born 23 Nov. 1843 in Stratford, West Ham, Essex, England, and died 14 Sept. 1899 in East Plumstead, Woolich, London, England.  He married Sarah Ann Tatham in 1880 in West Ham, Essex.  She was born in 1847 in Mansfield, Nottingham.  (R‑8)

Children - Graves

  37.  Eleanor Eliza (“Nellie”) Graves, b. 14 June 1881 (Stratford, Essex).


Robert I. Graves (17) was born 19 May 1845 in England, died 18 Nov. 1926 in Junction City, Geary Co., KS, and was buried 20 Nov. 1926 in Highland Cem., Junction city.  He married Sarah E. Langmede on 4 April  1870 in England.  She was born 30 March 1846 in England, died 22 Feb. 1931 in Junction City, Geary Co., KS, and was buried 24 Feb. 1931 in Highland Cem., Junction City.  They lived in Junction City.  He was a blacksmith, laborer and carpenter.  All their children were born in Junction City, Davis Co.[2], KS, and they all died there except for the youngest who died in Los Angeles Co., CA.  The first 3 children were buried in Highland Cem., Junction City.  They were in the 1880 census for Junction City, Davis Co., KS.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves

+38.  Thomas Alfred Graves, b. 8 Dec. 1874, m. Emma Shoemaker, 1909, d. 1943.

+39.  Daisy May Graves, b. 8 April 1877, m. George John Estlinbaum, 1 Jan. 1902, d. 1964.

  40.  Edith Graves, b. 24 Aug. 1879, d. 1967.

+41.  Robert Harry Graves, b. 23 Nov. 1881, m(1) May ‑‑‑‑‑‑, before 1920, m(2) Hannah E. (?) Humble, after 1920.



Edwin Graves (19) was born 28 Sept. 1842 in Tottenham, Middlesex, England, died 23 Oct. 1926 in Knoxville, TN, and was buried in Wilson Cem., Walker Co., GA.  He first married Sarah Catherine Smith on 11 Feb. 1874 in Hamilton Co., TN.  She was born about 1852, died in 1880, and was buried 7 Aug. 1880 in Wilson Cem., Walker Co., GA.  He secondly married Margaret Forester on 4 June 1882 in Hamilton Co., TN.  She was born in SC.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves, by Sarah C. Smith

  42.  Edwin Clifton Graves, b. 1875 (TN), d. 1881.  Bur. 7 Sept. 1881 in Wilson Cem., Walker Co., GA.

  43.  Mary A. Graves, b. 1876 (GA), m. Granville L. Ivy.

  44.  Richard Graves, b. 24 Feb. 1878 (TN), m. Nora ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 27 March 1933 (Knoxville, Knox Co., TN).  Bur. Lynnhurst Cem., Knoxville, TN.

  45.  Annie Graves, b. 1879 (TN), m. Roy L. Cravens, c. 1902..

Children - Graves, by Margaret Forester

  46.  Alice Graves, b. 1883, m. Peter Steiner, 1902.


John Clifton Graves (21) was born 23 April 1847 in St. Mary Newington, Surrey, England, died 15 June 1924 in Hamilton Co., TN, and was buried 16 June 1924 in Greenwood Cem. (unmarked grave).  He married Sarah Burge.  She was born about 1860, and died 1 Aug. 1939 in Hamilton Co., TN.  The 1930 census for Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, listed widow Sarah B. Graves, with unmarried children Ernest and Ruth at home.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Graves

  47.  Arthur Vincent Graves, b. 11 July 1880 (NY), m. Ruth ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. after 1939.  In the 1940 census for Chattanooga, Hamilton Co., TN, with no children.

  48.  Ernest Alfred Graves, b. 25 Oct. 1889 (TN), d. 11 July 1931 (Hamilton Co., TN).  Bur. 12 July 1931 in Greenwood Cem., unmarked grave.

  49.  Ruth Elizabeth Graves, b. 28 Jan. 1893 (TN), d. 29 May 1976 (Hamilton Co., TN).  Bur. 31 May 1976 in Greenwood Cem.






Gertrude Graves (30) was born 15 Feb. 1867 in London, England, and died 26 Sept. 1959 in Victoria, B.C., Canada.  She married Charles Thomson, son of Robert Thomson and Margaret Duncan Bennett, both of Scotland, on 26 Feb. 1896 in Shanghai, Kiangsu, China.  They were both missionaries for the China Inland Mission of Vancouver, B.C., Canada at the time of their marriage.  (R‑1)

Children - Thomson

  50.  Andrew Bennett Thomson, b. 4 Dec. 1896 (Huang-ien, Chekiang, China), never married, d. 9 April 1917 (Vimy Ridge, France, World War I).

+51.  Ernest George Thomson, b. 2 March 1899, m(1) Grace Marguerite Kelly, 17 Oct. 1923, m(2) Frances Jean Godwin, July 1945.

+52.  Margaret Bennett Thomson, b. 24 Jan. 1901, m. Arthur Isaac Brown, 16 Feb. 1929.

+53.  Arthur Robert Thomson, b. 14 Nov. 1902, m. Lenora Mitchell, 4 July 1945.

+54.  Agnes Mary Thomson, b. 22 Jan. 1909, m. John Fraser, 30 May 1936.


George Joshua Graves (31) was born 26 Sept. 1869 in Chapman, London, England (or Stratford, England)[3], and died 21 Sept. 1924 in Topeka, Kansas.  He married Grace Kitson Love, daughter of James B. Love and Sarah Webb, on 14 July 1897 in Topeka.  She was born 27 May 1870 in Buffalo, N.Y., and died 9 Jan. 1940 while visiting in Omaha, Neb.  Her home was in Lawrence, Kans.  George was a civil engineer and Grace was a housewife.  (R‑1, R‑6)

Children - Graves

  55.  Alfred James Graves, b. 7 Feb. 1899 (Topeka, KS), m. Georgiana Richardson, 3 Aug. 1924. (Lawrence, KS).  She was b. 17 March 1898 in Lawrence, KS, daughter of William Clark Richardson (b. 18 May 1867, Waverton, England, d. 5 Jan. 1956, Lawrence, Kans.) and Clara Mabel McNees (b. 2 June 1867, Butler Co., PA, d. 27 April 1945, Lawrence, KS).  She was a banker for 43 years.  He was manager of the Better Business Bureau, Tulsa, Okla.; teacher of journalism and advertising at the University of Kansas; and Criminal Investigator (Special Agent, Accounting and Law), U.S. Internal Revenue Service, Kansas City, Mo.  They had no children.  1981 address: 300 West 14th St., Lawrence, KS 66044.

+56.  Walter George Graves, b. 1 March 1903, m. Ruth Robertson, 19 April 1930, d. 13 June 1971.

+57.  Ralph Edward Graves, b. 2 Aug. 1909, m. Margaret E. Walker, 12 June 1934, d. 6 Sept. 1963.


William James ("Will") Graves (32) was born 28 May 1871 in Junction City, Kansas, died 13 May 1956 in Chicago, Ill., and was buried in Topeka, Kansas.  He married Sarah Prescott ("Sadie") Cowgill on 12 Nov. 1895.  She was born 24 July 1870 in Enterprise, Miss., and died 25 April 1954 in Topeka, Kansas.  According to an obituary in the Topeka Capitol, 14 May 1956, William Graves was a pioneer in the good roads movement in Kansas.  He also was a Chatauqua organizer and a field agent for the Kansas Children's Home Society, 1924-28.  At one time (1905-1917) he was a townsite agent at Fairview, Okla. for the Kansas City, Mexico and Orient R.R. Co., and county surveyor of Major Co., Okla.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+58.  Lawrence Murray Graves, b. 7 Aug. 1896, m. Josephine Mary Wells, 27 Aug. 1924, d. 25 May 1973.

+59.  Quinton Branson Graves, b. 23 Oct. 1905, m. Elletha Kathryn Haines, 6 Sept. 1932, d. 1 Feb. 1979.

+60.  Charles Sheldon Graves, b. 2 Nov. 1903, m. Elizabeth Isabelle Ewing, 31 May 1929.

  61.  Helen Mary ("May") Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1898, m. John Charles Love, 19 Nov. 1947.  He was born 25 Oct. 1889 and died Sept. 1979 (?).  No children.  She started the Meals on Wheels program in Chicago.  Her 1981 address: The Methodist Home, Room 366, 1415 Foster Ave., Chicago, IL 60640.

+62.  Ruth Cowgill Graves, b. 9 July 1902, m. James Angelo Talentino, 7 April 1934.


Arthur Frank Graves (33) was born 12 Nov. 1875 in Junction City, Kansas.  He married Mary Nixon on 14 Nov. 1898.  He raised plums in Idaho.  (R‑1, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+63.  Opal Graves, b. 4 June 1904, m. Earl Pence, 1924.


Harry Beaumont Graves (34) was born 2 Oct. 1877 in Junction City, Kansas, and died 27 March 1934 in Birmingham, Ala.  He married Jessie Rachel Kearns, daughter of Charles Wesley Kearns and Eleanor (“Ella”) Coole, on 21 Sept. 1904.  She was born 17 Sept. 1880 in Kahoka, Clark Co., MO., and died 18 Dec. 1966 in Raleigh, Wake Co., NC.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+64.  Charles Murdock Graves, b. 1 Oct. 1905, m. Margaret E. Moore, 30 March 1935, d. 3 Oct. 1989.

+65.  Marjorie Jean Graves, b. 8 Oct. 1914, m. Joe Pendleton Ligon, 29 June 1935.

+66.  James Brockley Graves, b. 3 Oct. 1916, m. Frances F. Fletcher, 21 June 1943, d. 30 July 2006.


Mabel Beatrice Graves (35) was born 5 Aug. 1880 in Junction City, Kansas, and died 4 (or 6) Aug. 1937.  (R‑7 said she died 11 Aug. 1937.)  She first married Martin L. Schultz on 25 Aug. 1900, against her parents' wishes.  He had been married before to Augusta F. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ (b. 19 June 1878, d. 28 Feb. 1900) and had two children, Frankie W. Schultz (b. 12 Sept. 1896) and Johnie W. Schultz (b. 4 April 1898).  She secondly married John N. Warden on 10 Nov. 1914.  He died Oct. 1942.

It is said that when George was born in 1907, the father, Martin Schultz, took the sons of his first marriage and deserted Mable, who surrendered her two older children to the Kansas Children's Home and Service League, keeping her mongoloid son George.  (R‑1, R‑7)

Children - Schultz

+67.  Oliver Harry Schultz (name changed to Oliver Schultz Roberts), b. 17 (or 18) Aug. 1903, m. Helen Maleta Fox, 30 Sept. 1928, d. 2 Dec. 1973.

  68.  Mary Lucille Schultz, b. 30 Aug. 1905, m. Henry Ritteman.  Lived in KS.  Had a daughter.

  69.  George S. Schultz, b. 8 Feb. 1907, d. 1940's.

Children - Warden

  70.  Russel James Warden, b. 12 Aug. 1915, d. Nov. or Dec. 1944 (St. Avold, France, World War II, possibly Battle of the Bulge).

+71.  Wilson Graves Warden, b. 12 April 1918, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 1947.

+72.  Clara Mabel Warden, b. 23 Sept. 1922, m(1) Leo Carl Gundlack, 1941, m(2) Lonnie Van Dorn.


Clara Louise Elizabeth Graves (36) was born 17 March 1889 in Junction City, Kansas, and died Jan. 1943.  She married Lewis Houk on 25 Aug. 1914.  He was born 2 Dec. 1884.  (R‑1)

Children - Houk

+73.  Lewis Beverly Houk, b. 4 Aug. 1915, m(1) Nadene ‑‑‑‑‑‑, m(2) Dorothy Sandstrom.



Thomas Alfred Graves (38) was born 8 Dec. 1874 in Junction City, Davis Co., KS, and died in 1943.  He married Emma Shoemaker in 1909 in Junction City, Geary Co., KS.  (R‑9)

Children - Graves

+74.  Thomas Raymond Graves, b.c. 1911, Marian McCreary.


Daisy May Graves (39) was born 8 April 1877 in Junction City, Davis Co. (until 1889 was Davis Co. but now Geary Co.), KS.  She married George Estlinbaum[4] on 1 Jan. 1902.  He died in 1949.  (R‑1, R‑8)

Children - Estlinbaum

  75.  Edith Estlinbaum, b. 9 July 1902.

  76.  Minnie Estlinbaum, b. Feb. 1904.

  77.  John Robert Estlinbaum, b. 22 March 1916.


Robert Harry Graves (41) was born 23 Nov. 1881.  The name of his first wife is not known.  He secondly married Hannah H. Humble.  (R‑1, R‑5 )

Children - Graves

  78.  Tom Graves

  79.  Edith Graves






Ernest George Thomson (51) was born 2 March 1899 in Huang-ien, Chekiang, China.  He first married Grace Marguerite Kelly of Kamloops, B.C., Canada on 17 Oct. 1923.  He secondly married Frances Jean Godwin of New Westminister, B.C., Canada in July 1945.  His children by this second marriage were by adoption from his second wife's first marriage, both born in Vancouver, B.C., Canada.  (R‑1)

Children - Thomson, by Grace Kelly

+80.  Norma Gertrude Thomson, b. 26 March 1925, m(1) Robert Harrison Pirtle, 5 Jan. 1944, m(2) Clarence Richard Smith.

Children - Thomson, by Frances Godwin (by adoption)

  81.  Donald George Thomson, b. 11 Nov. 1936.

  82.  Robert Stuart Thomson, b. 30 April 1940.


Margaret Bennett Thomson (52) was born 24 Jan. 1901 in Junction City, Kansas.  She married Arthur Isaac Brown on 16 Feb. 1929.  (R‑1)

Children - Brown

  83.  Patricia Margaret Brown, b. 28 Dec. 1929, m. Geoffry Sheffield, 26 June 1949.


Arthur Robert Thomson (53) was born 14 Nov. 1902 in Westmoreland, Kansas.  He legally changed his name to Karle Tomson.  He married Lenora Mitchell on 4 July 1945.  (R‑1)

Children - Tomson

  84.  Dayle Tomson, b. 27 Nov. 1952.


Agnes Mary Thomson (54) was born 22 Jan. 1909 in Shanghai, Kiangsu, China.  She married John Fraser on 30 May 1936.  All their children were born in New Westminister, B.C., Canada.  (R‑1)

Children - Fraser

  85.  John Lovat Fraser, b. 27 April 1938, m. Zabelita Cover, 6 Jan. 1961.

  86.  Jan Colvin Fraser, b. 1 April 1941, m. Ian McDougal, 30 Jan. 1960.

  87.  Judy Bennett Fraser, b. 27 Oct. 1942.



Walter George Graves (56) was born 1 March 1903 in Topeka, Kansas, and died 13 June 1971 in Omaha, Neb.  He married Ruth Robertson on 19 April 1930 in Silver City, New Mexico.  She was born 7 Jan. 1903.  Her June 1979 address: 5816 Briggs St., Omaha, NE 68106.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+88.  Carolyn Ann Jean Graves, b. 10 Feb. 1934, m. Marvin Smoller, 15 June 1957.

+89.  Judith Ann Graves, b. 28 Sept. 1937, m. Peter C. Pineo, 19 Dec. 1960.


Ralph Edward Graves (57) was born 2 Aug. 1909 in Dodge City, Kansas, and died 6 Sept. 1963 in Wichita, Kansas.  He married Margaret ("Peggy ") Walker on 12 June 1934 in Kansas City, Mo.  She was born 3 Sept. 1903.  Both their children were born in Wichita, Kansas.  Her June 1979 address: 228 South Fountain, Wichita, KS 67218.  (R‑6)

Children - Graves

+90.  Edith Lucille Graves, b. 22 Feb. 1940, m. George W. McEachen, 10 Oct. 1965.

+91.  Robert Edward Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1945, m. Linda Farless, 18 Sept. 1971.



Lawrence Murray Graves (58) was born 7 Aug. 1896 in Topeka, Kansas, and died 25 May 1973 in Chicago, Ill.  He married Josephine Mary Wells, daughter of Theophilus Craig Wells and Annie Lowell Davenport, on 27 Aug. 1924 in St. Joseph, Mo.  She was born 26 Sept. 1897 and died 1 Feb. 1979.  Lawrence received his Ph.D. in Mathematics in 1922 from the Univ. of Chicago, and after one year of post-doctoral study elsewhere he returned to the Univ. of Chicago as a faculty member, and eventually retired from there as a Professor of Mathematics.  After retirement he was employed at another school for several years.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+92.  Robert Lawrence Graves, b. 1 Sept. 1926, m. Barbara Junette Sward, 20 Oct. 1951.

+93.  John Lowell Graves, b. 15 Dec. 1928, m. Margaret Edna Girton, 27 Oct. 1956.

+94.  Anne Lowell Graves, b. 7 June 1932, m. Adam Gahn, 5 July 1969.


Quinton Branson Graves (59) was born 23 Oct. 1905 in Fairview, Okla., and died 1 Feb. 1979.  He married Elletha Kathryn ("Lea") Haines, daughter of Harry C. Haines and Clara Lindsay, on 6 Sept. 1932.  She was born 27 April 1906.  He was a sanitary engineer before he retired.  The following obituary appeared in the Stillwater (Okla.) News-Press for Sunday, Feb. 4, 1979. "Monday Services Set For Quinton B. Graves Funeral services for Quinton B. Graves, professor emeritus of civil engineering at Oklahoma State University, will be 11 a.m. Monday in the  First Presbyterian Church.

He died Thursday, Feb. 1, 1979, at Stillwater Municipal Hospital, following a lengthy illness.

The Rev. James Struthers will officiate.  Interment, under direction of Reavis Funeral Home, will be in Fairlawn Cemetery.

He was born at Fairview on Oct. 23, 1905, the son of William James and Sarah Cowgill Graves.

He was a 1924 graduate of Topeka (Kan.) High School; attended Washburn University at Topeka; received his bachelor of science degree in civil engineering from the University of Kansas in 1930, and earned his master's degree in sanitary engineering from the University of Iowa in 1933.

He was married to the former Elletha K. Haines at Galina, Ill. on Sept. 6, 1932.

He came to OSU from Austin, Texas in 1946.

He had served at the State University of Iowa as a graduate assistant during 1930 and 1933 and served as water plant operator there during the summers.  He was an instructor at the University of Tennessee, 1933 to 1935, and an engineer for the Tennessee Valley Authority during the summers of 1935 through 1938.

At OSU, and until his retirement in 1971, Graves taught courses in sanitary engineering and was associated with research in that field.  The year he retired he joined C. H. Guernsey & Co., consulting engineers of Oklahoma City, as a sanitary and hydraulic engineer.

Earlier, from 1950 to 1956, he was in charge of the OSU water treatment plant and was a senior sanitary engineer with the U.S. Public Health Service, serving on active duty during various periods during the mid and late 1950's.

He was a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, a member of the Oklahoma Society of Professional Engineers, the American Water Works Association, the Sewage Works Association and the American Society for Engineering Education.  He was also a Diplomate of the American Academy of Sanitary Engineers.

In 1967 he was named "Water Works Man of the Year" in Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Texas by the American Water Works Association, which was meeting in Atlantic City, N.J.

Honorary organizations include Sigma Xi, Chi Epsilon and Alpha Chi Sigma.  In 1940 he received the J. James R. Croes Medal from the American Society of Civil Engineers and in 1953 received the Arthur Sidney Bedell Award from the Federation of Sewage and Industrial Wastes Association.  He also held the George Warren Fuller Award from the American Water Works Association.

He was preceded in death by a brother, an infant daughter, and a son, Richard Graves, who died in 1969.

Surviving is his wife of the home, 607 N. Bellis; a daughter, Mrs. Don (Mary Kathryn) Klasing of Enid, five grandchildren, one greatgrandchild; a brother, Charles Graves of Topeka, Kan., and two sisters, Mrs. Charles (Helen) Love of Chicago and Mrs. James (Ruth) Talentino of Washington, D.C.

The family suggests memorials in his name to either the OSU Development Foundation or to the First Presbyterian Church."

Her 1981 address: 607 North Bellis, Stillwater, OK 74074.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  95.  Nancy Lee Graves, b. and d. 30 April 1934.

+96.  Mary Kathryn Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1936, m(1) James Russell Harber II, 3 July 1955, m(2) Don Klusing.

+97.  Richard Branson Graves, b. 19 May 1939, m. Donna Miller, 24 Dec. 19--, d. 12 Oct. 1962.


Charles ("Chick") Sheldon Graves (60) was born 2 Nov. 1903 in Kansas City, Mo.  He married Elizabeth Isabelle Ewing on 31 May 1929.  She was born 6 Jan. 1904 in Carterville, Mo.  Both their children were born in Topeka.  1981 address: 1205 West 29th St., Apt. 225, Topeka, KS 66611.  (R‑1 , R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves (adopted)

+98.  Helen Mary Graves, b. 8 June 1935, m. James Marshall Silvia, 29 Nov. 1969.

+99.  Laura Ann Graves, b. 23 Aug. 1937, m(1) John Leeper, m(2) Jack Clay Richmond, 9 Oct. 1965.


Ruth Cowgill Graves (62) was born 9 July 1902.  She married James Angelo Talentino on 7 April 1934.  He was born 28 Nov. 1893 in Italy, and came to the U.S. at age 14.  They were living in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C. in 1981.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Talentino

+100.   James Prescott Talentino, b. 20 Nov. 1935, m. Beamary Antoinette Robinson, 19 Aug. 1961.

  101.   William James ("Billie") Talentino, b. 28 April 1938.  He was ordained May 1967 for the priesthood in the Roman Catholic Church.

  102.   Thomas Francis ("Tommy") Talentino, b. 28 April 1938.  He served 3 years with U.S.A. occupation forces in Europe.  He enrolled in Catholic seminary for training as a missionary priest, and was ordained 18 Sept. 1971.



Opal Graves (63) was born 4 June 1904.  She married Earl Pence in 1924.  (R‑7)

Children - Pence

  103.   Shirley Pence



Charles Murdock Graves (64) was born 1 Oct. 1905 in KS, and died 3 Oct. 1989 in Fulton Co., GA.  He married Margaret Moore on 30 March 1935 in Birmingham, Ala.  He is a retired park and recreational planner, and was owner of the Charles M. Graves Organization, 1945-1978.  They belong to the First Presbyterian Church.  1981 address: 227 Peachtree Circle, N.E., Atlanta, Ga.  30309.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+104.   William Moore Graves, b. 20 Dec. 1937, m. Frances Ann Bailey, 17 Oct. 1964.


Marjorie Jean Graves (65) was born 8 Oct. 1914 in Birmingham, AL, and died 18 June 2007.  She married Joe Pendleton Ligon on 27 (or 29) June 1935 in Birmingham, Ala.  He is a retired insurance executive.  They belong to the Decatur 1st Baptist Church.  1981 address: 746 North Superior Ave., Decatur, GA 30033.  In addition to the 2 children listed below, R‑7 gave Pamela Anne Ligon and Jo Ellen Ligon (twins) and Steven Neil Ligon.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Ligon

+105.   Harriet Elizabeth Ligon, b. 28 March 1939, m. John Palmer Clardy.

+106.   Peyton Fletcher Ligon III, b. 23 June 1943, m. Janice Adams Hall, 3 June 1976.


James Brockley Graves (66) was born 3 Oct. 1916 in Birmingham, AL, and died 30 July 2006 in Decatur, Dekalb Co., GA.  He married Frances F. Fletcher on 21 June 1943.  She was born 13 June 1918.  1981 address: 494 Hammett Dr., Decatur, GA 30032.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+107.   Nancy Harriet Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1948, m. James L. Crook, 22 Aug. 197-.

+108.   James Brockley Graves, Jr., b. 13 June 1952, m. Barbara Bowers, 17 April 1977.



Oliver Harry Schultz (67) was born 17 (or 18) Aug. 1903 and died 2 Dec. 1973.  He was adopted 18 Aug. 1918 by Frank J. and Laura E. Roberts, and his name was changed to Oliver Schultz Roberts.  He married Helen Maleta Fox, daughter of John Fox and Mable Armstrong, on 30 Sept. 1928.  (R‑7)

Children - Roberts

+109.   Mary Jane Roberts, b. 27 June 1935, m. Walter R. Johnston, 1955, d. 25 May 1982.

+110.   Frances Ann Roberts, b. 26 Oct. 1936, m. Raymond Herrera, 1955.

+111.   Linda Sue Roberts, b. 17 Jan. 1939, m. Joseph Kochefko, 23 Oct. 1964.


Wilson Graves Warden (71) was born 12 April 1918.  He married ‑‑‑‑‑‑ in 1947.  They are said to have had 3 children.  (R‑7)

Children - Warden

  112.   Rita Joyce Warden

  113.   David Robert Warden

  114.   child


Clara Mabel Warden (72) was born 23 Sept. 1922 in Little Rock, Ark.  She first married Leo Carl Gundlack in 1941.  They were divorced in the summer of 1960.  She secondly married Lonnie Van Dorn in Buffalo, Okla.  He was born 18 Dec. 1914 and died 5 March 1981.  Her 1981 address: Buffalo, OK 73834.  (R‑2, R‑4)

Children - Gundlack

+115.   James Howard Gundlack, b. 15 Dec. 1942, m. Carol Marion Berger, 31 May 1969.

  116.   Billie (or Billy) Lee Gundlack, b. 13 Jan. 1943 (Canton, Okla.).

+117.   John Ted Gundlack, b. 6 Jan. 1948, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.

+118.   Larry Wayne Gundlack, b. 24 Nov. 1953, ‑‑‑‑‑‑.



Lewis Beverly Houk (73) was born 4 Aug. 1915.  He first married Nadene ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He secondly married Dorothy Sandstrom.  1981 address: 109 Vickie Dr., Del City, OK 73115.  (R‑1)

Children - Houk

+119.   Margaret Ruth Houk, b. Aug. 1938, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Helveston.

  120.   Russell Beverly Houk, b. 7 Nov. 1939, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He has 6 step-children: Susan Kay Hampton Hoard, James Allen Hoard, Jennifer Lynn Hoard, Sarah Jean Hoard, Michael Allen Hampton, Dawn Leigh Hampton.

+121.   Robert Lewis Houk, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.



Thomas Raymond Graves (74) was born about 1911 in Johnstown, Cambria Co., PA.  He married Marian McCreary.  (R‑9)

Children - Graves

  122.   daughter

  123.   son


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[1] R‑1 gives his date of death as 21 Nov. and R‑8 gives it as 29 Nov. 1923.

[2] Geary County was originally named Davis County in 1855, after then Secretary of War Jefferson Davis.  In 1889, the name was changed to honor John W. Geary, former governor of Kansas Territory.

[3] R‑7 believes that George Joshua Graves may have been born on the ship coming over from England.

[4] The surname was given as Estlingbaum by R‑1, and as Estlinbaum by R‑8.