Logan County Colorado Pioneers

Don C. and Ethel (Miller) Graves, Lee and Henrietta (Kiel) Graves, 9 North 49 West

Don Celious Graves was born March 4, 1890 at Bolton, Missouri to Bedford Graves and Louise Forbes, listed as Don Celious Graves in August 1944.
In 1900 Chase County, Nebraska, Bedford Graves is farming, born Sept 1852 in, married to Saral h L. April 1857, botn in Indiana, hae Don March 1887 Missouri, Loyd C. May 1889, Lee June 1890, Fred G. Dec 1892, Richard B, Oct 1894, and John M. Oct 1896 - the last five born in Nebraska.
Thanks to the Graves family !

Bedford and Louise Graves family -
Back row: Lee, Lloyd, Jack, Dick and Paul.
Front row: Don, Louise, Mabel and Bedford.
Bedford 1852-1937 and Sarah Louise Graves 1857-1935 are buried in Hayes County, # 81322870.

Don proved up 240 acres in sections 14, 15 and 23, 9N 49W in 1916.
Don Celuous Graves registered for WWI in Fleming, Colorado, born March 4, 1887 at Bethany Missouri, farming with a wife.
In 1920 Logan County, Don is 32, born in Missouri, with Ethel L. 26 Nebraska. On the same page is Lee W. Graves, 28, born in Nebraska, living alone.
(Boyd Lee Graves was born Sept 27, 1925 at Denver to Don C. Graves and Ethel Miller, dying Nov 24, 2002)
In 1930 they're farming in Hayes County, Nebraska, with Lee B. 4 born in Colorado and brother Lloyd 42 born in Nebraska.
Don, Ethel, and Lee are farming in Hayes County in 1940.
In 1959 Ethel (wid Don) is a nurse in Omaha, Nebraska,
Ethel 1893-1981 is buried in Hayes County, with Don 1887-1957 # 91532199.
In 1910 Weld County, Lee Graves is 19, born in Nebraska, a farm laborer for George Ballinger.
Lee is farming in 1930 Logan County, , with Henrietta 35, Fauneile 9 Twyla N. 5 and Lee D. 3.
In 1940 all five are still farming in Logan County.

Lee West Graves, 1891-1972 is buried in Sterling, # 12477135 saying he had three spouses,- Bertha M. (Fornoff) Graves 1891-1916 buried in Hayes County, Nebraska, Henrietta Alice (Kiel) Graves 1895-1953 buried in Sterling, and Lillian Viola Burgeson (Lipptt) Graves 1895-1983 - buried in Fleming (Mr. Lippitt died Jan. 20, 1951 and his widow moved to Sterling in 1957 and on Jan, 3,1959 married Lee Graves in Fleming. )
Lee Dale Graves was born May 2, 1926 at Fleming, and died Feb 16, 1991.
April 5, 1946 Harrisburg, Pennsylvania "Miss Dorothy C. Funk, daughter of Mrs. M. C. Funk, 410 South Fourteenth street will be married to SSgt Lee D. Graves, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lee West Graves, Sterling, Colo., this eve ning at 6.30 o'clock in St Andrews Episcopal Churoh. The Rev. George H.. Toadvine, Jr., will perform the ceremony. Miss Ernestine Oiler of Campbellstown and Cpl. Henry Down ing will be the attendants. Sgt Graves and his bride will leave for a brief wedding trip following the wedding. Miss Funk graduated from John Harris High School and recently discharged from the WAVES after two years of service in Washington with the Naval Communications Department, is employed at Indiantown Gap Mili tary Reservation. Sgt. Graves is stationed at Indiantown following service in the European theatre. After Graves' discharge, he and his wife will live in Colorado. "

"Dorothy C. Graves, 87, of Lancaster died at home on Thursday, January 14, 2010. She was the wife of the late Lee Dale Graves who died in 1991. Born in Harrisburg, she was the daughter of the late Henry and Miriam Smith Funk. Mrs. Graves retired from Millersville University where she had been employed as a secretary to the vice president for 20 years. She was a member of St. James Episcopal Church in Lancaster. Earlier in life she had done extensive traveling with her late husband and had volunteered for many years at St. Joseph Hospital. Surviving are four sons, Douglas S. husband of Marie Graves of Macon, GA, Michael C. husband of Penny Graves of Millersville, Jeffrey L. husband of Kristen Graves of Landisville, and Brad S. Graves of Tuscon, AZ. Also surviving are six grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. A Funeral Service will be held at the Richard A. Sheetz Funeral Home, 2024 Marietta Ave., Lancaster, PA on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 12:00 Noon with Rev. John Symonds officiating. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday from 11:30 A.M. until the time of the service. Interment in the Mount Joy Cemetery. "


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