Harry Elmo Graves

Brief Life History of Harry Elmo

When Harry Elmo Graves was born on 23 November 1899, in Washington, Indiana, United States, his father, Robert Edward Graves, was 20 and his mother, Lula E Norris, was 22. He married Margaret L Dennany on 28 June 1919, in Indiana, United States. He lived in Pierce Township, Washington, Indiana, United States for about 20 years. He died on 6 August 1971, in Santa Cruz, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Family Time Line

Harry Elmo Graves
1899–1971
Margaret Dorothy House
1908–1999
Marriage: 19 May 1926
Corwin Robert Graves
1933–2008

Sources (11)

  • Harry E Graves in household of Edward Graves, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Harry E Graves, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Harry Elmo Graves, "United States World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918"

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World Events (8)

1900 · Gold for Cash!

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

1918 · Attempting to Stop the War

To end World War I, President Wilson created a list of principles to be used as negotiations for peace among the nations. Known as The Fourteen Points, the principles were outlined in a speech on war aimed toward the idea of peace but most of the Allied forces were skeptical of this Wilsonian idealism.

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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