Rev. 11 June 2020, Gen. 351

 

DESCENDANTS OF PETER KILTS GRAVES AND LUCY AN SHEAR

OF NY & WI

 

 

GENERATION 1

 

Peter Kilts Graves (1) was born 13 Jan. 1807 in NY state, and died 3 March 1868 in Muskego, Waukesha Co., WI.  He married Lucy An Shear (note only one “n” in her middle name), daughter of (John) Smith Shear and Polly Martha Handy, on 2 Jan. 1834.  She was born 3 March 1819 (or 1818), and died 9 Oct. 1889 in Muskego, WI.  They were both buried in Rural Home Cem., Big Bend, WI.  Information on Peter, Lucy, and their children is from the Graves-Hotelling-Sorenson family Bible[1].

The parents of Peter Kilts Graves may be William Graves and Catherine (or Catharine) Kilts. Catherine was born in 1786 in Manheim, Herkimer Co., NY, and died in 1860 in Muskego, Waukesha Co., WI.  She was a daughter of Petrus P. Kilts and Margaretha Jost Leipe, members of the Dutch Reformed Church.  William Graves probably married Catherine about 1805 and died in 1811. Catharine Graves was listed as head of household in the 1830 census for Manheim, NY.  She was in the 1850 census for Muskego, WI, living with her daughter Elizabeth’s family.  (R‑1)

Children - Graves

  2.  An Margaret Graves, b. 19 Feb. 1835 (NY), d. before 1900.

  3.  Catherine Elizabeth Graves, b. 12 Sept. 1836 (NY), m(1) Curtis Deforrest Barnes, m(2) Edward W. Foat, 1862 (Racine Co., WI), d. 22 Sept. 1902 (Waterford, Racine Co., WI).  Curtis was b. 1823 and d. 1859.

+4.  William Joseph Graves, b. 28 Aug. 1838 (or 1839), m. Mary Jane Hart, 18 March 1859, d. 31 March 1906.

+5.  Charles Lorenze Graves, b. 3 Dec. 1840, m. Elizabeth Morphey, 16 Feb. 1863.

+6.  Alexander Hamilton Graves, b. 5 Sept. 1842, m. Jane Ann Tallman, 21 Nov. 1875, d. 14 June 1912.

  7.  Mary A. Graves, b. 18 Jan. 1845 (NY), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Plummer.

  8.  Charlotte M. Graves, b. 10 Jan. 1848 (NY).

  9.  J. A. Graves, b. 1850.

+10.  Helen Josephine Graves, b. 28 March 1850, m(1) Lucius Perry Tallman, 1870, m(2) Cornelius John Reardon, 13 Jan. 1903.

  11.  Lois C. Graves, b. 22 Sept. 1853 (WI).

+12.  Lucy An Graves, b. 5 Aug. 1859, m. Stephen Joseph Hotelling, 5 Sept. 1875, d. 14 May 1940.

  13.  Benjamin S. Graves, b. 14 Nov. 1863, d. 3 Sept. 1864.

 

 

GENERATION 2

 

CHILDREN OF PETER K. GRAVES (1) AND LUCY A. SHEAR

William Joseph Graves (4) was born 28 Aug. 1838 (or 1839) in Clinton Co., NY, and died 31 March 1906 in Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN.  He married Mary Jane Hart, daughter of Frank Hart dit Jolicoeur and Zoa Louisa Marie LeDuc, on 18 March 1859 in Muskego, Waukesha Co., WI.  She was born in June 1839 in Canada, and died in 1920 in MN.  They moved from WI to MN and lived in Kanabec Co., MN.

They were in the 1875 Minnesota State Census in Kanabec Co.  They were in the 1880 census for Kanabec Co., MN, with children William, 16, Agnis, 14, Algi, 11, Frankie, 5, Louis, 3, and John, 1.  They were in the 1900 census for Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN, with 8 of her 12 children still living, sons Arthur, b. Oct. 1882, son George, b. Dec. 1886, and grandchild Della, b. July 1887 living with them.  They were in the 1905 Minnesota state census in Kanabec Co.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑5)

Children - Graves

  14.  Sarah Catherine Graves, b. 1862 (WI), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  1 daughter, Sadie.

  15.  Louise Graves

+16.  William Henry Graves, b. 9 Jan. 1864, m(1) Clarissa Davidson, 15 Sept. 1883, m(2) Augusta Dorothea Johnson, 26 Oct. 1889, d. 29 July 1922.

  17.  Francis Curtis Graves, b. Jan. 1864, d. 23 Sept. 1864.

  18.  Agnes Mary Graves, b.c. 1866 (Big Bend, Waukesha Co., WI), m. George Graves, 26 June 1881 (Kanabec Co., MN), d. 5 Jan. 1943 (Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN).  1 child.

  19.  Algie Doris Graves, b. 1869 (WI), m. Walter Davis, 21 Jan. 1889 (Kanabec Co., MN), d. 1894 (Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN).  2 children.

  20.  Anna Graves, b. 18 April 1870 (WI), d. 1870.

+21.  Frank F. Graves, b. 1 Dec. 1874, m. Mary E. Plummer, 9 Oct. 1895, d. after 1918..

+22.  Lewis J. Graves, b. June 1876, m. Mary Hockinson, 22 April 1897, d. 3 Sept. 1901.

  23.  John Peter Graves, b. 8 June 1879 (MN), m. Josephine Hovelsoos, 10 Feb. 1915.  He changed his last name to Sevarg (Graves spelled backwards), and moved to Seattle, King Co., WA.  They were in the 1920, 1930 and 1940 censuses for Seattle.  1 son, William Joseph Sevarg, b. 25 June 1919 (WA), d. 16 March 1998 (Snohomish Co., WA).

+24.  Arthur Robert Graves, b. 16 Oct. 1882, m. Anna Victoria Anderson, 16 March 1906, d. 30 Nov. 1918.

+25.  George Rollins Graves, b. 6 Dec. 1886, m. Mary Christina Thorene, 12 Jan. 1905, d. 4 Oct. 1962.

 

Charles Lorenzo Graves (5) was born 3 Dec. 1840 in NY.  He married Elizabeth Morphey on 16 Feb. 1863 in Waukesha Co., WI.  She was born in 1845 in WI.  (R‑5)

Children - Graves

  26.  Hattie A. Graves, b. 1870 (WI).

 

Alexander (“Alex”) Hamilton Graves (6) was born 5 Sept. 1842 in Point Peninsula, Jefferson Co., NY, and died 14 June 1912 in Los Angeles Co., CA.  He married Jane (“Jennie”) Ann Tallman, daughter of Ephraim Stephen Tallman, on 21 Nov. 1875 in Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN.  She was born 16 Nov. 1853 in Mora, Kanabec Co., MN (or Stillwater, Washington Co., MN), and died 11 Aug. 1932 in Monroe, Snohomish Co., WA.  She had previously married James Nester, and had 1 child by him, Luella Maud Nester, b. 1871.  She married Albert B. Robinson in Aug. 1907 in Raymond, Pacific Co., WA.

They were in the 1900 census for Inyo Co., CA, all 6 of her children still living, with children Letta E., b. March 1884, and Sylvia E, b. Oct. 1887, and granddaughter Gladys Stillman, b. Sept. 1894.  (R‑5, R‑6)

Children - Graves

  27.  Laura Alice Graves, b. 7 Dec. 1876 (MN), m(1) Frank Stillman, m(2) Charles Harris Elwell, 26 Feb. 1904 (Everett, Snohomish Co., WA), d. 29 Aug. 1926 (Monroe, snohomish Co., WA).  1 child by 1st marriage, and 3 by 2nd marriage.

  28.  Rosella Marie Graves, b. 5 Jan. 1879 (Waterford, Racine Co., WI), m(1) Edward Reeves Taber, 1897 (Los Angeles Co., CA), m(2) Arthur Cutts, d. 30 Dec. 1958 (Everett, Snohomish Co., WA).

  29.  Daisy Amanda Graves, b. 25 April 1881 (CA), m. David E. Jones, d. 7 Oct. 1961 (Los Angeles Co., CA).  He was b. 21 Dec.1877 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia  1 child.

  30.  Lela Estelle Graves, b. 28 March 1884 (Selma, Fresno Co., CA), m(1) George Henry Boswell, 15 Oct. 1900 (Bishop, Inyo Co., CA), m(2) Alvin Monroe Tallman, 21 Jan. 1905 (CA), d. 9 Nov. 1961 (Van Nuys, Los Angeles Co., CA).  1 son by 1st marriage.  5 sons by 2nd marriage.

  31.  Sylvia Edith Graves, b. 15 Oct. 1887 (Tulare, Tulare Co., CA), m(1) Arthur Mason, m(2) Ward James Conners, 1917 (San Francisco, San Francisco Co., CA), d. 26 Aug. 1981 (San Leandro, Alameda Co., CA).  3 sons by 1st marriage, 3 children by 2nd marriage.

 

Lucy Agnes (or An) Graves (12) was born 5 Aug. 1859 in Muskego, Waukesha Co., WI, and died 14 May 1940 in New Berlin, Waukesha Co., WI.  She married Stephen (or Steven) Joseph Hotelling, son of Stephen Joseph Hotelling and Malinda Aldeich, on 5 Sept. 1875 in Waukesha, WI, ceremony performed by Rev. A. T. Burnell.  He was born 20 Sept. 1852 in Columbus Co., WI, and died 8 Feb. 1937 in New Berlin, WI.  They were both buried in Sunnyside Cem., New Berlin, WI.  Their first 3 children were born in New Berlin, the fourth in Vernon, the next two in Muskego, and the last 5 in Vernon, all in Waukesha Co., WI.  (R‑1)

Children - Hotelling

  32.  Malinda Myrtle Hotelling, b. 4 Nov. 1876, m. John Blott, 29 Jan. 1899, d. 3 Jan. 1962.

  33.  Nora Mae Hotelling, b. 10 July 1878, m. William Tans, 26 April 1894, d. 31 May 1947.

  34.  Stephen Jerome Hotelling, b. 10 Sept. 1880, m. Rose Wigginton, 29 Oct. 1902, d. 4 Dec. 1952.

  35.  Laura Armelia Hotelling, b. 16 Oct. 1882, m. William Markham, 2 Aug. 1899, d. 2 Aug. 1958.

  36.  Arthur Joseph Hotelling, b. 22 Oct. 1884, m. Alice Hanfort, 30 Sept. 1908, d. 1 Jan. 1964.

+37.  Roy Edward Hotelling, b. 24 Sept. 1886, m. Eva Lugena Mohr, 18 May 1906.

  38.  Olive Mable Hotelling, b. 16 March 1888, m. Orville Ellarson, 6 April 1905.

  39.  Edna Mildred Hotelling, b. 26 July 1895, m. Stanley Van Kiek, 3 Jan. 1919.

  40.  Elva Medora Hotelling, b. 20 June 1890, m. Orrin Winchell, 11 June 1914.

+41.  Flora Margie Hotelling, b. 10 Dec. 1892, m. Henry August Sorenson, 5 Nov. 1912.

  42.  Sylvia Henriette Hotelling, b. 5 July 1897, d. 15 April 1898.

 

 

GENERATION 3

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM J. GRAVES (4) AND MARY J. HART

William Henry Graves (16) was born 9 Jan. 1864 in WI, and died 29 July 1922 in Kanabec Co., MN.  He first married Clarissa Davidson on 15 Sept. 1883 in Isanti Co., MN.  They apparently had no children.  He married second Augusta Dorothea Johnson on 26 Oct. 1889.  She was born 1 July 1869 in Enkullen, Vastermorrland, Sweden, and died 18 May 1917 in Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN.  They were in the 1900 census for Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN, living next to his parents, 5 of their 7 children living, all still at home, all born in MN.  They were in the 1905 Minnesota state census in Kanabec Co., still next to his parents.  They were in the 1910 census for Brunswick, MN.  (R‑2, R‑5)

Children - Graves, by Augusta D. Johnson

  43.  Olive J. Graves, b. 10 March 1891 (Cambridge, Isanti Co., MN), m. Oscar N. Larson, d. 15 Nov. 1950 (CA).  3 children..

  44.  Eva E. Graves, b. July 1892.

  45.  child

  46.  child

  47.  Cora J. Graves, b. Dec. 1896.

  48.  Etta E. Graves, b. Sept. 1898.

  49.  Sarah C. Graves, b. Jan. 1900, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Seashore.

+50.  Leslie D. Graves, b.c. 1904, m. Hilda ‑‑‑‑‑‑, d. 1981.

  51.  William Reuban Graves, b. 6 July 1906 (Brunswick, MN), d. 7 Nov. 1909 (Brunswick, MN).

  52.  Frances C. Graves (son), b. 1907 (Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN), d. 1977.

 

Frank F. Graves (21) was born 1 Dec. 1874 in WI, and died after 1918.  He married Mary E. Plummer on 9 Oct. 1895.  She was born in Oct. 1878 in KS.  They were in the 1900 and 1910 censuses for Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN, and in the 1920 census for Arthur, Kanabec Co., MN.  They were in the 1905 Minnesota state census in Kanabec Co.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

  53.  Howard C. Graves, b.c. 1897 (KS).  He was in the 1930 census for Fairmont, Martin Co., MN, single, living in the Edgewater Hotel, working as a mechanic in a garage.

  54.  Ruby A. Graves, b.c. 1899 (KS), m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Howard.

  55.  Vera M. Graves, b.c. 1903 (KS).

 

Lewis J. Graves (22) was born in June 1876 in MN, and died 3 Sept. 1901 in Mora (or Brunswick), Kanabec Co., MN.  He married Mary Hockinson (or Hokanson), daughter of Eric Peter Hokanson and Anna Elizabeth Ivarsdotter Naslund, on 22 April 1897 in Kanabec Co., MN.  She was born 19 Aug. 1876 in Brunswick, Kanabec Co., MN, and died 6 Feb. 1958 in St. Louis Co., MN.  After Lewis died, she married Per Algot Lidholm in 1907, and had another daughter.  (R‑2, R‑5, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+56.  Claude Joseph Graves, b. 21 Aug. 1897, m. Muriel F. Green, d. 19 May 1969.

+57.  Clifford Emil Graves;

+58.  Mildred Adelaed Graves, b. 1900, m. John Hocking, d. 1988

 

Arthur Robert Graves (24) was born about 1881 in Brunswick, MN, died 30 Nov. 1918 in Ashland, Ashland Co., WI, and was buried 4 Dec. 1918 in Cambridge, Isanti Co., MN.  He married Anna Victoria Anderson, daughter of Stur Pehr Anderson and Anna Christine Olene.  She was born 17 April 1885 in Cambridge, MN, died 17 Dec. 1960 in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN, and was buried 19 Dec. 1960 in Lutheran Cem., Cambridge, MN.  Both their children were born in Minneapolis.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+59.  Robert Arthur Graves, b. 16 Nov. 1912, m. Alberta Thompson, d. 5 Dec. 1965.

  60.  Della Mary Graves, b. 24 Sept. 1906, m. Clarence Floody, 6 Oct. 1923.

 

George Rollins Graves (25) was born 6 Dec. (or 10 Nov.) 1886 in Mora, Kenabec Co., MN, and died 4 Oct. 1962 in Kanabec Co., MN.  He married Mary Christina Thorene on 11 (or 12) Jan. 1905 in Brunswick, Kanabec Co.,MN.  She was born 10 July 1887 in Stillwater, Washington Co., MN, and died 20 June 1984 in Kanabec Co., MN.  (R‑2, R‑3, R‑7)

Children - Graves

+61.  George William Graves, b. 10 Sept. 1905, m. Helen Wentworth, d. 1 Nov. 1989.

+62.  Agnes Mary Graves, b. 3 May 1907, m. Robert Brisbane.

+63.  Arthur Eugene Graves, b. 9 July 1918, m. Beatrice Hoffert (or Hoffarth).

 

CHILDREN OF LUCY A. GRAVES (12) AND STEPHEN J. HOTELLING

Roy Edward Hotelling (37) was born 24 Sept. 1886 in New Berlin, WI.  He married Eva Lugena Mohr on 19 May 1906 in Racine, WI.  She was born 18 June 1888 in Racine, WI, and died 1 Dec. 1957 in Waukesha, WI.  The children were all living in Muskego, WI in 1971.  The first child was born in Racine, WI, the next 4 in Chicago, IL, the next in Kenosha, WI, and the last in Winthrop Harbor, IL.  (R‑1)

Children - Hotelling

  64.  Benjamin Edward Hotelling, b. 7 Jan. 1907, m. Libby Abbott, 21 June 1924.

  65.  Stanley Earl Hotelling, b. 13 Oct. 1910, d. 10 March 1931.

  66.  Eugene Lloyd Hotelling, b. 1912, d. 1913.

  67.  Kenneth Henry Hotelling, b. 3 Aug. 1916.

  68.  Mary Joyce Hotelling (called Joyce), b. 23 Oct. 1920, m. Kenneth Buetow, 16 March 1945.

  69.  Verna Lurena Hotelling, b. 17 Nov. 1922, m. John Schust.

  70.  Betty Margaret Hotelling, b. 5 Nov. 1925, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Toth.

 

Flora Margie Hotelling (41) was born 10 Dec. 1892.  She married Henry August Sorenson, son of Androw (or Andrew?) Sorenson and Mary Lass, on 5 Nov. 1912 in Waukesha, WI.  He was born 5 Nov. 1888 in Vernon, Waukesha Co., WI.  They are their children were living in and around Muskego, WI in 1971.  (R‑1)

Children - Sorenson

  71.  Eugene Henry Sorenson, b. 13 July 1914 (New Berlin, WI), m. Lillian Smith, 12 Feb. 1938, d. 13 May 1966.

  72.  Leslie Lloyd Sorenson, b. 20 Feb. 1921 (Burlington, WI), m. Virginia Baumann, 7 June 1941.

  73.  Doris Erna Sorenson, b. 1 July 1926 (Big Bend, WI), m. Harold Henning, 23 March 1946.

 

 

GENERATION 4

 

CHILDREN OF WILLIAM H. GRAVES (16) AND AUGUSTA D. JOHNSON

Leslie D. Graves (50) was born about 1904 in MN, and died in 1981.  He married Hilda ‑‑‑‑‑‑ about 1926.  She was born about 1906 in Finland.  He was in the 1920 census for Duluth, St. Louis Co., MN, living with the family of his sister Olive, and working as a delivery boy for a retail drug store.  Leslie and Hilda were in the 1930 census for Chicago, Cook Co., IL, with two children Leslie and Garwood, when he was an elevator operator in a packing house.  They were in the 1940 census for Chicago, IL, with the same 2 children.

Children - Graves

  74.  Leslie Sherman Graves, b.c. July 1926 (MN).

  75.  Garwood Graves, b.c. Jan. 1930 (IL).

 

CHILDREN OF LEWIS J. GRAVES (22) AND MARY HOKANSON

Claude Joseph Graves (56) was born 21 Aug. 1897 in Kanabec Co., MN, and died 19 May 1969 in Hibbing, St. Louis Co., MN.  He married Muriel F. Green.  She was born about 1898 in MN.  (R‑7)

Children - Graves

+76.  Marilyn Frances Graves, b. 22 June 1921, m. Milton Elmer Sorensen, 26 Oct. 1946, d. 21 March 1990.

 

Clifford Emil Graves (57) was born 11 March 1899 in MN, and died 13 Feb. 1991 in Sun City, Maricopa Co., AZ.  He married Bertha M. Remick, daughter of Joseph Remick and Selina ‑‑‑‑‑‑, on 5 April 1920 in Hibbing, MN.  She was born in Aug. 1899 in MN, and died 4 June 1958 in Harrison Hot Springs, BC, Canada.  Clifford was a vice-president at Greyhound.  Retired to Sun City, AZ.  He had family in California.  (R‑2, R‑7)

Children - Graves

  77.  Warren Clifford Joseph Graves, b. 17 Jan. 1921 (St. Louis Co., MN), d. 27 April 1984 (Edmonds, Snohomish Co., WA).

  78.  Dwight Earl Graves, b. 16 Aug. 1924 (Toledo, Lucas Co., OH), d. 5 July 1994 (Marysville, Union Co., OH).

 

Mildred Graves (58) was born in 1900 and died in 1988.  She married John Hocking.  (R‑4)

Children - Hocking

+79.  Virginia Ann Hocking, m. Richard B. Coleman.

 

CHILDREN OF ARTHUR R. GRAVES (24) AND ANNA V. ANDERSON

Robert Arthur Graves (59) was born 16 Nov. 1912 and died 5 Dec. 1965, both in Minneapolis, Hennepin Co., MN.  He married Alberta Thompson, daughter of Louis Thompson.  She died in Minneapolis, MN.  His occupation was realtor.  They lived in Minneapolis and Acapulco, Mexico.  (R‑2)

Children - Graves

+80.  Robert Edward Graves, b. 17 March 1937, m. Dianna Mae Gloria Forster.

  81.  Barbara Graves, m. ‑‑‑‑‑‑ Latham.

 

CHILDREN OF GEORGE R. GRAVES (25) AND MARY C. THORENE

George William Graves (61) was born 10 Sept. 1905 in Mounds View, Ramsey Co., MN, and died 1 Nov. 1989 in East Wenatchee, Douglas Co., WA.  He married Helen Wentworth.  They were in the 1940 census for Isle, Mille Lacs Co., MN, with their daughter Jane.  (R‑3, R‑7)

Children - Graves

  82.  Frances Jane Graves (called Jane), b. 1932 (Mora, Kanabec Co., MN), m. John W. DeWalt.

 

Agnes Mary Graves (62) was born 3 May 1907.  She married Robert Brisbane.  (R‑3)

Children - Brisbane

  83.  daughter

  84.  daughter

 

Arthur Eugene Graves (63) was born 9 July 1918 in Mora, Kanabec Co., MN.  He married Beatrice Hoffert (or Hoffarth).  They lived in MN and TX.  They were in the 1940 census for Sauk Rapids, Benton Co., MN, with no children.  (R‑2, R‑3)

Children - Graves

+85.  Robert Rollin Graves, b. 25 May 1940, m(1) Joanne Florence Belinski, 10 June 1958, m(2) Susan L. Tait, 5 June 1982, d. 20 April 2000.

 

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[1] Bible in possession of Flora Sorenson, New Berlin, WI in 1971.