AS RECORDED IN:
COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND
REPRESENTATIVE CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903 P. 833
HERSEY GRAVES was born March 20,
1860, in Bowdoinham, Maine, and is a son of James and Mary (Dunning) Graves.
Graves was twice married, and mention of his children by his first wife, Martha
Preble, may be found in the sketch of Washington Dane Graves.
James Graves married for his second wife, Mary Dunning, the mother of
Frederick Hersey Graves, in 1852. The
birth of Mrs. Graves occurred in Harpswell, and she died in 1890, in Bowdoinham,
Maine. To this marriage were born:
James Clement, born Sept. 14, 1853, died February, 1901, in Dexter,
Maine. He was a weaver by trade, who
married (first) Priscilla Mains, and his second wife's name was Myra. William
Johnson, born Aug. 16, 1855, is a farmer on the old homestead in Maine, and
married Abbie Meriner. Mary Alice,
born Jan. 28, 1857, resides in Nantucket, unmarried.
Frederick Hersey is the subject of this sketch.
education of Frederick Hersey Graves was obtained in his native town, and when
he was sixteen he began to learn the trade of carpenter, at which he worked
until February, 1894, when he removed to Stafford, in the village of Orcuttville.
There he has since resided, and has become one of the most reliable and
efficient carpenters and builders of that place.
His own pleasant home in Orcuttville was erected by him in 1894, and is a
good sample of what he is capable of accomplishing.
May 24, 1894, Mr. Graves was married to Mary Hayden Preble, the daughter of
Ervin W. and Eliza (Rogers) Preble, of Orcuttville, and no children have been
born of this union.
Graves is connected with the K.P., Kennebec Lodge, No. 142, in Bowdoinham,
Maine, and is also a member of the Manufacturers and Mechanics Lodge, No. 62,
I.O.O.F., of Lewiston, Maine, and a member of the Masonic order, Village Lodge,
No. 32, A.F. & A.M., of Bowdoinham, Maine.
The church affiliations of Mr. Graves are with the Congregational Church
of West Stafford, which he attends. In
politics Mr. Graves is a staunch Republican.
D. Pingel – great-great granddaughter of Cyrus White of Rockville, Ct.
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