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 Dexter Graves

Dexter Graves

Death 1844 (aged 54–55)
Burial Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 6263 · View Source
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The Graves family was one of Chicago's earliest settlers, arriving from Ohio in 1831. Note the most appropriate sculpture for the family name. The bronze is by the famous Lorado Taft and is called 'Eternal Silence.' He married Olive Kendall in 1818. Dexter was a son of Charles Graves and his first wife Lucy Brown, and was a seventh generation descendant of Thomas Graves who settled in Hartford, CT in 1645. Dexter lived in Norwich, Chenango Co., NY, and in Ashtabula Co., OH. His son Henry Graves was one of the richest men in Chicago.

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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 29 Aug 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 6263
  • David Eastburn
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Dexter Graves (1789–1844), Find A Grave Memorial no. 6263, citing Graceland Cemetery, Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .