Quincy Graves
 

Stark County, Illinois and its People:  A Record of Settlement,
Organization, Progress and Achievement, (1916)
Pages: 251-252
Submitted by Danni Hopkins


Quincy I. Graves, who is successfully conducting a livery and feed barn at Wyoming, was formerly engaged in farming and still owns one hundred and sixty acres of good land. He was born in Essex township, Stark county, on the 28th of September, 1873, of the marriage of B. F. and Mary E. (Weber) Graves, a sketch of whom appears elsewhere in this work. He was reared upon the home farm and divided his time between assisting his father and attending the district schools. When twenty-one years of age he commenced farming on his own account and some time later purchased eighty acres of land, to which he has since added a similar tract, so that he holds title to one hundred and sixty acres, all of which is under cultivation. He followed agricultural pursuits for a number of years, and his practical and progressive methods and his good business management enabled him to secure a good income from his land. In the spring of 1915, however, he removed to Wyoming and built a large livery barn and since that time has concentrated his energies upon the development of a livery and feed business. His experience with horses and grain while upon the farm has been of value to him in this new undertaking and he has found it profitable.

Mr. Graves was married in 1894 to Miss Ada J. Simmerman, a daughter of A. J. Simmerman. Three children have been born to this union: Ruth M., the wife of Reuben Shaw, who is operating our subjectís farm in Essex township; and Verna and Earl, both at home.

Mr. Graves indorses the principles of the democratic party and supports its candidates at national elections but where only local issues are at stake votes independently. He holds membership in the Independent Order of Odd Fellows at Wyoming and is popular within and without that organization. He has depended upon his own enterprise and good judgment for success, and the prosperity which he has gained is well deserved.
 


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