Joel Herbert Graves

MaleDecember 1878–1939

Brief Life History of Joel Herbert

When Joel Herbert Graves was born in December 1878, in Pelham, Mitchell, Georgia, United States, his father, Cyrus Graves, was 24 and his mother, Wilhimina Dona "Willie" McKinnon, was 20. He lived in District 1125, Worth, Georgia, United States in 1880 and Worth, Georgia, United States in 1900. He registered for military service in 1900. He died in 1939, in Washington, District of Columbia, United States, at the age of 61.

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Joel Herbert Graves
1878–1939
Mary Pelham
1879–1941

Sources (10)

  • Joel Graves, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Joel H Graves, "United States Registers of Enlistments in the U.S. Army, 1798-1914"
  • Joel Herbert Graves, "United States, GenealogyBank Historical Newspaper Obituaries, 1815-2011"

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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 3

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

1887 · Monotype Type-Casting Machine

Age 9

June 7, 1887, Tolbert Lanston patented his Monotype machine. It typed individual characters instead of lines like the Linotype machine.

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 18

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

English (northern and eastern England): variant of Grave , with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

English: alternatively, a variant of Greaves or Grieves .

Altered form of German Greff , with the addition of excrescent -s, a common feature of Americanized surnames.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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