|Birth: ||Nov. 10, 1884|
|Death: ||Sep. 28, 1961|
Charley Graves was born in Graveston, Knox County, Tennessee. He was the son of William Hickle Graves and Sarah Skaggs. He came to Prnceton with his parents and one sister, Bertha,in 1890. The family settled on a farm just east of Culleoka. His mother died in 1892 and lies in an unmarked grave in the Higgins Cemetery. Later his father married Emma Bell Renfro Neal who had one child, a daughter Gula. Six children were born to W. H. Graves and Emma Bell, including twn girls Lilliam and Vivian. In 1900 when Charley was only 16 his father died of a heart attack while plowing a field and Charley took on the responsibility of providing for the large family his father left behind.
He was active as a member and officer of the Culleoka Lodge of the Woodemen of the World, served on the County Road Committee and the Culleoka School Board for a number of years. In 1915 he married Lectie Campbell, daughter of the late Charles T. Campbll whose family came to Princeton from Woodbury, Tennessee. Their marriage ceremony was a double ceremony along with Mr. and Mrs. Dick Young of Culleoka, with the Reverand Abe Enloe presiding. They lived on their farm a mile southwest of Culleoka. They were the parents of three children: Wayne, Charles Clifford and Strelsa (Pat). The couple retired in Princeton in 1933.
The woman in the photograph is his half sister Nannie (Nancy Cornelia) Graves Housmon on her wedding day to Claude Sylvester Housmon. He stood in for his late father and gave the bride away.
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William Hickle Graves (1854 - 1906)
Sarah Lureta Skaggs Graves (____ - 1892)
Lectie M. Campbell Graves (1890 - 1966)*
Wayne Douglas Graves (1917 - 1979)*
Charles Clifford Graves (1919 - 2000)*
Bertha May Graves Todd (1882 - 1965)*
Pearl Graves (1884 - ____)*
Charley Graves (1884 - 1961)
Nancy Cornelia Graves Housmon (1892 - 1976)**
James William Graves (1895 - 1967)**
Dovie Louretta Graves Dent (1898 - 1986)**
Vivian Graves Sprinkle (1900 - 1966)**
Lillian Graves Pearce (1900 - 1968)**
Ruth Graves (1902 - 1987)**
Carrie Minnie Graves Blackwell (1906 - 1974)**
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Originally Created by: June
Record added: Jan 14, 2005
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