William Cornelius Graves

9 April 1900–18 October 1964 (Age 64)
Minnesota, United States

The Life of William Cornelius

When William Cornelius Graves was born on 9 April 1900, in Minnesota, United States, his father, William Boston Graves, was 43 and his mother, Anna M Dillenback, was 36. He lived in Delavan Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States in 1900 and Cherokee, Alfalfa, Oklahoma, United States in 1910. He died on 18 October 1964, in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Chicago, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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William Boston Graves
Anna M Dillenback
Preston Calvin Graves
William Cornelius Graves
Edwin T Graves
William Boston Graves

Parents and Siblings

    William Boston Graves


    Anna M Dillenback




    Preston Calvin Graves



    Edwin T Graves


    William Boston Graves


World Events (8)

1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

Age 1

President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.
1905 · The Industrial Workers of the World

Age 5

The Industrial Workers of the World was founded after a convention was held by radical trade unionists from all over the United States who opposed the policies of the American Federation of Labor. The IWW opposed the American Federation of Labor's acceptance of capitalism and its refusal to include unskilled workers in craft unions. The convention took place on June 24 and was referred by the workers as the Industrial Congress or the Industrial Union Convention. The IWW aimed to promote worker solidarity in the revolutionary struggle to overthrow the employing class.

Age 17

U.S. intervenes in World War I, rejects membership of League of Nations.

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)

  • Graves in household of William B Graves, "United States Census, 1900"
  • William C Graves in household of Anna D Graves, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Cornelius Graves in household of Anna D Graves, "United States Census, 1920"

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