|Death: ||Jun. 3, 1888|
Henry Graves came to California in 1849 at the age of 19. For work, he drove pack teams to the gold mines. He acquired a squatter's title to land on the northwest edge of the Buttes and began building there in 1852. He married a young widow, Mary Terstegge Darple in 1862. They raised six children there. By 1888 the family had accumulated 4,000 acres and began raising wheat, barley, and sheep. Affiliation with a social/service organization was a measure of one's standing in the community, therefore, Graves was a member of the Pioneer Society, North Butte Grange, and the Good Templars.
Mary A Terstegge Darple Graves (1833 - 1917)*
Albert William Graves (1869 - 1959)*
Aged 58 yrs. He rest from his labor and his works follow him.
Created by: Sue Hofius
Record added: Apr 08, 2011
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