Rev. 2 Jan. 2016, Gen. 602








William Claude Graves (1) was born in Oct. 1853 in GA, and died in Meeker, Rio Blanco, CO (or in Evansville, Rio Grande Co., CO, according to R‑2).  He married Maude (“Maudie”) Hollis about 1889.  She was born in Sept. 1873  in KY, and died before the 1910 census in TX.  They were in the 1900 census for Scofield, Carbon Co., UT.  He was in the 1910 census for Palisade, Mesa Co., CO, widowed, with only daughter Pearl living with him.  He was a blacksmith in a coal mine.  (R‑1, R‑2)

Children - Graves

+2.   Hattie May Graves, b. April 1895, m. Jesse W. Yeoman, c. 1911.

+3.   Pearl Myrtle Graves, b. 1 Aug. 1897, m. George Albert Stapleton, d. 22 March 1982.

    4.  Carl A. Graves, b. April 1899 (Nashville, TN), d. 18 Dec. 1917.

+5.   Joseph N. Graves, b. 21 Feb. 1901, m(1) Lucy F. Stuller, m(2) ‑‑‑‑‑‑, 30 June 1944, d. 29 Sept. 1958.






Hattie May Graves (2) was born in April 1895 in TN or KY.  She married Jesse W. Yeoman about 1911.  He was born about 1893 in CO, and died before the 1940 census.  They were in the 1930 census for Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO.  Hattie was widowed and living with her brother Joe in 1940.

Children – Yeoman

    6.  Wilber J. Yeoman, b.c. 1919 (CO).  He is probably the J. W. Yeoman in the 1940 census for Salt Lake City, UT, with wife Kathryn.


Pearl Myrtle Graves (3) was born 1 Aug. 1897[1] in Frankfort, Franklin Co., KY (or in Louisville, KY, according to R‑2), and died 22 March 1982 in Vale, Malheur Co., OR.  She married George Albert ("Burt") Stapleton, son of Hugh Jason Stapleton and Sarah Elizabeth Smith.  He was born 22 Aug. 1894 in Lexington, NE, and died 8 Jan. 1957 in Klamath Falls, Klamath Co., OR.  All their children were born in CO.

They were in the 1930 census for Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO.  (R‑1)

Children - Stapleton

    7.      C. Edwin Stapleton, b.c. 1918.

    8.      G. Alveston Stapleton, b.c. 1919.

    9.      Grace M. Stapleton, b.c. 1921.

    10.   Nellie M. Stapleton, b.c. 1923.

+11.   Hugh Jason Stapleton, b. 24 July 1924, m. Bobbie Jean Reeder, 2 April 1948, d. 21 Oct. 1961.

    12.   Hattie L. Stapleton, b.c.1926.

    13.   Helen  L. Stapleton, b.c. 1928.


Joseph (“Joe”) N. Graves (5) was born 21 Feb.1901 in Campo, Baca Co., CO, died 29 Sept. 1958, and was buried in Golden Gate National Cem., San Bruno, San Mateo Co., CA.  He first married Lucy F. Stuller, daughter of Marion E. Stuller and Rose M. ‑‑‑‑‑‑.  He married second ‑‑‑‑‑‑ on 30 June 1944.  He was in the 1910 census for Collbran, Mesa Co., CO, boarding with George and Mary Smith, farmers.  He served as a Private in the Infantry in World War I.

He was in the 1940 census for Springwater, Clackamas Co., OR, previously living in Grand Junction, Mesa Co., CO in 1935, with wife Lucy F., b.c. 1910 in OK, daughter Dolores, b.c. 1930 in CO, widowed sister Hattie, and his father-in-law Marion E. Stuller.  In 1940, he was foreman of a falling crew for a shingle mill.  Marion and Rose Stuller were living in Whitewater, Mesa Co., CO in 1930.

He was living in Paradise, Butte Co., CA in 1949.  (R‑2)

Children – Graves

    14.   child

    15.   Patricia Graves

    16.   child

    17.   child


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[1] The 1900 census gives her date of birth as April 1897. However, the 1900 census gives the birthdates of all 3 children as in April, so the months may not all be correct.