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Graves, Malvina F.

Female 1870 - 1955  (85 years)


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  • Name Graves, Malvina F. 
    Birth 27 Oct 1870  Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Name Mallie 
    Reference Number 3180 
    Death 12 Dec 1955  Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Burial First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I3140  Caswell County
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

    Father Graves, Judge Jesse Franklin,   b. 31 Aug 1829, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Nov 1894 (Age 65 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Porter, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 1839, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1901 (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 26 Jan 1858 
    Reference Number 24675 
    Family ID F1655  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Graves, Barzillai Shuford,   b. 5 Jul 1854, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 May 1942, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage 6 Nov 1894  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 23604 
    Children 
    +1. Graves, Mary Elizabeth,   b. 16 Mar 1896, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Jan 1977, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 80 years)  [Father: natural]  [Mother: natural]
    Family ID F1654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 16 Apr 2024 

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 27 Oct 1870 - Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 6 Nov 1894 - Surry County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 12 Dec 1955 - Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    Barzillai Shuford Graves-Malvina F. Graves Marriage Record
    Barzillai Shuford Graves-Malvina F. Graves Marriage Record
    Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954
    Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954

  • Notes 
    • Malvina F. Graves (1870-1955)

      Malvina Graves Graves (1870-1955)

      Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954

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      Given name also seen as Melvina, but is Malvina on her gravestone in the First Baptist Church of Yanceyville Cemetery. The middle initial "F" comes from the 1900 US Census when she was living in the household of her husband in Yanceyville, North Carolina. It may stand for "Franklin".

      Charter member (and member number one) of the Caswell County Chapter #1152 United Daughters of the Confederacy, founded in 1894. Source: The Heritage of Caswell County, North Carolina, Jeannine D. Whitlow, Editor (1985) at 629 ("Caswell County chapter #1152 United Daughters of the Confederacy").
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      Malvina Graves received her education at St. Mary's in Raleigh, also, and became quite an accomplished pianist. She married Barzillai Shuford Graves, of Caswell County, and they have one child, Mary Elizabeth Graves, now studying music in New York. Mrs. Graves has for many years been president of the Daughters of the Confederacy of Caswell County.

      Connor, R. D. W., Boyd, William K., de Roulhac Hamilton, Joseph Gregoire. History of North Carolina, Volume V. Chicago, New York: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, pp. 128-129.
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      First Ladies of Caswell County, Past and Present (1985)

      Mrs. Archibald D. Murphey, Mary Lee Varner Carter (Register of Deeds); Mrs. Bartlett Yancey; Janet Harris Cobb (Clerk of Superior Court); Mrs. Bedford Brown; Mary Skipwith Brown (Preservationist); Mrs. Romulus Saunders; Maud Florance Gatewood (Artist, Teacher, and Former chairman of County Commissioners); Mrs. Solomon Lea; Ann Gunn Everitt (Member, Board of Education); Mrs. John Kerr; Bea Gatling Gwynn (Resident M.D.); Mrs Tom Day; Dorothy Yarborough Zimmerman (School Supervisor); Mrs. Henrietta Jeffries (Midwife); Helen Payne (First African-American Home Demonstration Agent); Miss Lizzie Lownes (School Teacher); Helen Little (Member, District Highway Commission); Miss Ida Poteat (Professor); Geneva Williams Warren (Member Governor's Staff and Businesswoman); Mrs. B. S. Graves (Clubwoman).

      AND

      The Lady Pioneers of this Generation Who Have Taken Their Places in Business and Organizations at County, State, and National Level While Maintaining Their Homes and Rearing the Next Generation.

      Source: Whitlow, Jeannine D., Editor. The Heritage of Caswell County North Carolina 1985. Winston-Salem (North Carolina): Hunter Publishing Company, 1985. Page 680.
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      Fruit Punch and Cake Served in Yanceyville to Honor Confederate President Jefferson Davis

      "The Caswell County chapter of the U.D.C. was delightfully entertained Thursday afternoon at the [Yanceyville] home of Mrs. B. S. Graves. The chapter met to celebrate the birthday of Jefferson Davis. The meeting was presided over by the vice-president, Mrs. E. A. Allison. Fruit punch and cake was served by the hostess."

      Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 11 June 1920.

      The U.D.C. is the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

      Mrs. B. S. Graves is Mrs. Barzillai Shufford Graves: Malvina F. Graves (1870-1955). Yes, her maiden surname is Graves.

      Mrs. E. A. Allison is Mrs. Edgar Archibald Allison (his second wife): Martha Allen Hatchett (1873-1954).
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      The U.D.C. Chapter of Yanceyville Meets: Mrs. George Oldham Hostess at Interesting Meeting -- Other News of Yanceyville

      (Special to Daily News) Yanceyville, Feb, 26 [1919] -- Mrs. George W. Oldham was hostess to the U.D.C.'s Friday afternoon at her home on West Main Street. The president, Mrs. George A. Anderson, presided. The chaplain being absent, Mrs. Oldham opened the chapter with prayer. Much business was discussed, dues were paid in for the coming year. etc. Mrs. B. S. Graves read an attractive poem, "My Boy," written by Mrs. W. O. Spencer, of Winston-Salem, who has a son in service overseas. Mrs Spencer was born and reared in Yanceyville, and her clever writings are especially enjoyed in the town of her birth. The chapter adjourned to meet with Mrs. Anderson on March 21. The hostess served a salad course, coffee and mints. Attractive favors, in the form of miniature hatchets, were given the guests in honor of George Washington's birthday. The evening was concluded with a number of selections on the Victrola. The guests were: Mesdames George A. Anderson, B. S. Graves, T. J. Henderson, W. F. Fitch, E. F. Upchurch, J. W. Wiggins, H. S. Turner and T. J. Florance.

      Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 27 Feb 1919.
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      Mrs. Geeorge W. Oldham: Not identified, but lived on West Main Street in Yanceyville, NC. Possibilities:

      1. Eula Kirkpatric Oldham (died 1941), wife of Reverend George Willis Oldham (1879-1964).

      2. Mary Doherty Oldham, wife of George Washington Oldham.

      Mrs. George A. Anderson: Mary Elizabeth Slade Anderson (1873-1939), wife of George Andrew Andersson (1869-1945)

      Mrs. B. S. Graves: Malvina F. Graves Graves (1870-1955), wife of Barzillai Shuford Graves (1854-1942).

      Mrs. W. O. Spencer: Mary Graves Miles Kerr Spencer (1875-1965), wife od Dr. William Oliver Spencer, M.D. (1863-1938). The son in service referenced most likely is William Oliver Spencer, Jr. (1895-1975).

      Mrs. T. J. Henderson: Alice Cleveland Slade Henderson (1884-1928), wife of Thomas Johnston Henderson (1883-1959).

      Mrs. W. F. Fitch: Fannie Rebecca Moore Fitch (1881-1920), wife of William Franklin Fitch (1877-1956).

      Mrs. E. F. Upchurch: Mary Constance Stroupe Upchurch (1882-1968), wife of Ernest Frederick Upchurch (1877-1960).

      Mrs. J. W. Wiggins: Sallie Henry Womack Wiggins (1864-1929), wife of John William Wiggins, Jr. (1849-1923).

      Mrs. H. S. Turner: Mollie A. Hatchett Turner (1869-1946), wife of Henry Stephen Turner (1868-1951).

      Mrs. T. J. Florance: Nancy Kerr Lea Florance (1869-1939), wife of Thomas Jefferson Florance (1858-1926).
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      1900 US Census
      Name: Malvina F Graves
      Home in 1900: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina
      Age: 30
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      Birthplace: North Carolina
      Race: White
      Relationship to head-of-house: Wife

      1930 US Census
      Name: Malvina Graves
      Age: 60
      Estimated birth year: abt 1870
      Relation to head-of-house: Wife
      Spouse's Name: Baz S Graves
      Home in 1930: Yanceyville, Caswell, North Carolina (Main Street)

      Death Record
      Name: Malvina Graves
      Death Date: 12 Dec 1955
      Death State: North Carolina
      Death Age: 84
      Birth Date: abt. 1871
      Source: Ancestry.com. North Carolina Death Collection, 1908-1996 [database online]. Provo, Utah: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2005

  • Sources 
    1. Details: First Baptist Church of Yanceyville Cemetery.