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Eleanor Graves McDonnell
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Birth: Jul. 28, 1832
Marshall County
Illinois, USA
Death: Mar. 1, 1894
Sonoma County
California, USA

Survivor of the 1846-47 Donner Party tragedy. She was married to William McDonnell. They had ten children:

Anne McDonnell (1849-1931)
Charles McDonnell (1852-1933)
Mary McDonnell (1855-1908)
Lillus McDonnell (1857-1873)
Robert McDonnell (1859-1859)
Franklin McDonnell (1860-1873)
Henry McDonnell (1864-1946)
Eleanor McDonnell (1868-1936)
William Preston McDonnell (1872-1873)
Louisa McDonnell (1877)

Eleanor was the daughter of Franklin Ward and Elizabeth Cooper Graves. Mr. Graves died when a group of survivors attempted to reach California for help. Her mother and brother Franklin Jr. died while being rescued by the second relief party. Another brother and a sister, Jonathan and Elizabeth, survived the ordeal, but both died around March of 1847.

Siblings that survived were Mary Anna Graves who married James Thomas Clarke, William C. Graves, Lovina Graves who married John Cyrus and Nancy Graves who married Rev. R.W. Williamston. Her sister, Sarah Graves Fosdick also survived, though her young husband Jay Fosdick did not. 
 
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 Parents:
  Franklin Ward Graves (1789 - 1846)
  Elizabeth Cooper Graves (1800 - 1847)
 
 Spouse:
  William C. McDonnell (1825 - 1893)*
 
 Children:
  Anne McDonnell (1850 - 1931)*
  Charles McDonnell (1852 - 1939)*
  Mary Nicholson McDonnell Greene (1854 - 1908)*
  Lillus McDonnell (1857 - 1873)*
  Robert McDonnell (1859 - 1859)*
  Franklin McDonnell (1861 - 1873)*
  Henry McDonnell (1864 - 1946)*
  Eleanor Nell McDonnell Hood (1868 - 1936)*
  William Preston McDonnell (1872 - 1873)*
  Louisa McDonnell Decker (1877 - 1945)*
 
 Siblings:
  Sarah Graves Spires (1825 - 1871)*
  Mary Anna Graves Clarke (1826 - 1891)*
  William Cooper Graves (1829 - 1907)*
  Eleanor Graves McDonnell (1832 - 1894)
  Lovina Graves Cyrus (1834 - 1906)*
  Nancy Blaisdell Graves Williamson (1838 - 1907)*
  Jonathan B Graves (1840 - 1847)*
  Franklin Ward Graves (1842 - 1847)*
  Elizabeth Graves (1845 - 1847)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Calistoga Pioneer Cemetery
Calistoga
Napa County
California, USA
Plot: Cyrus/Sherwood plot, Sec 1, Block A, plots 1-6
 
Created by: Nan
Record added: Dec 16, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12711054
Eleanor <i>Graves</i> McDonnell
Added by: J.D. Larimore
 
Eleanor <i>Graves</i> McDonnell
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Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous
- personna
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011
Perhaps they are not stars in the sky, but rather openings where our loved ones shine down to let us know they are happy. -Anonymous
- personna
 Added: Mar. 11, 2011

- Nan
 Added: Dec. 16, 2005
 
 
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