John Graves
 

Princeville Telephone, Dec. 1954
Submitted by Mike McMullen 

 

Former Resident Of Duncan Dies In Winterset, Iowa

John Wesley Graves, 84, of Winterset, Iowa, died Christmas Day at 1:15 in his home.

He was born one mile west of Duncan on the Graves homestead July 5. 1870, a son of Joseph and Mary Jane (Whitten) Graves. He was married to Nannie Briggs February 26, 1896. They started up housekeeping where Edward Best now lives and live there for eight years, then moving to Winterset, Iowa, where they have live for 50 years.

Surviving are his widow; one son Earl; two daughters Mrs. Ollie (Ethel) Haines and Mrs. Ralph (Mary) Ham, all of Winterset, Iowa; seven grandchildren; and 13 great grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. Alice Best of Toulon; three brothers, Marion of Winterset, Iowa, Theodore and Eliza of Princeville.

Mr. and Mrs. Elza Graves, Theodore Graves and Edward Best attended the funeral services.


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