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Mary Anna Graves Clarke
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Birth: Nov. 1, 1826
Putnam County
Indiana, USA
Death: Mar. 8, 1891
Traver
Tulare County
California, USA

Survivor of the 1846-47 Donner Party tragedy. She was first married to Edward Gant Pyle on May 16, 1847. He was murdered in 1848. Her second marriage on July 5, 1851 was to James Thomas Clarke. They had seven children:

Robert Franklin Clarke (1852-1923)
Martha Lovinia Clarke (1854-1926)
James Thomas Clarke (1857-1888)
Mary Isabelle Clarke (1860-1871)
William Lewis Clarke (1862-unk)
Alexander Russell Clarke (1865-1891)
Daniel Murphy Clarke (1870-c.1871)

Mary Anna 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 William C. Graves, Eleanor Graves who married William McDonnell, Lovina Graves who married John Cyrus and Nancy Graves who married Rev. R.W. Williamson. 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)
 
 Children:
  Robert Franklin Clark (1852 - 1925)*
  Martha Lovina Clark Bequette (1854 - 1926)*
  James Thomas Clarke (1857 - 1888)*
  Mary Isabelle Clarke (1860 - 1870)*
  William Lewis Clarke (1862 - ____)*
  Alexander Russell Clark (1865 - 1891)*
  Daniel Murphy Clarke (1870 - 1870)*
 
 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:
Visalia Public Cemetery
Visalia
Tulare County
California, USA
 
Created by: Nan
Record added: Dec 14, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 12681726
Mary Anna <i>Graves</i> Clarke
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REST WELL MARY
- J
 Added: Jan. 30, 2011
“Abide with me! Fast falls the eventide; The darkness deepens. Lord, with me abide! When other helpers fail and comforts flee, Help of the helpless, oh, abide with me!” – Henry F Lyte (1703-1847
- Betty from OR
 Added: Jan. 13, 2006

- Nan
 Added: Dec. 14, 2005
 
 
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