Cora May Graves

7 March 1872–2 April 1953 (Age 81)
Kansas, United States

The Life of Cora May

When Cora May Graves was born on 7 March 1872, in Kansas, United States, her father, Nathaniel Graves, was 48 and her mother, Mary Jane Walraven, was 41. She married Thomas Clemson Ross on 1 June 1926, in United States. She lived in Holt, Taylor, Iowa, United States in 1880. She died on 2 April 1953, in Pasadena, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Clemson Ross
Cora May Graves
Marriage: 1 June 1926

Spouse and Children

1 June 1926
United States

Parents and Siblings

    Nathaniel Graves


    Mary Jane Walraven




    Mary Elizabeth Graves


    Lucretia Alexina Graves


    Howard Sumner Graves


    Charles Wesley Graves


    Jessie Fremont Graves


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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 3

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 5

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 24

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

1 English: patronymic from Grave 1.2 French: topographic name from the plural of Old French grave ‘gravel’ ( see Grave ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Cora Graves in household of Nathaniel Graves, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Cora M Ross, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Cora May Graves, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"

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