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Graves, Mary Elizabeth

Female 1896 - 1977  (80 years)


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  • Name Graves, Mary Elizabeth 
    Born 16 Mar 1896  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Reference Number 3185 
    Died 11 Jan 1977  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3145  Caswell County
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 

    Father Graves, Barzillai Shuford,   b. 5 Jul 1854, Asheville, Buncombe County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1942, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Graves, Malvina F.,   b. 27 Oct 1870, Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1955, Hendersonville, Henderson County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 6 Nov 1894  Surry County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 23604 
    Family ID F1654  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Burke, Reverend James Preston,   b. 11 Aug 1890, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1960, Deland, Volusia County, Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 25 Nov 1922  Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 24624 
    Notes 
    • Graves Reception Brilliant Event

      Yanceyville, N. C. Dec 4 (1922): A brilliant reception was given Miss Elizabeth Graves and the Rev. James Preston Burke here last week. More than two hundred people called during the evening. Receiving at the front door were S. P. Graves and Mrs. L. M. Carlton. At the front door of the stairway was Miss Mary Wilson Brown and Mrs. George Cunningham. The receiving line was composed of the parents of the bride and the parents of the groom and members of the bridal party, including Rev. and Mrs. Burke. Guests were presented to the receiving line by L. M. Carlton, of Roxboro. Receiving at the gift room door were Miss Madeline Moore and were directed to the dining room by (William) Burton. From the gift room - the guests Mrs. R. D. Gapen, of Reidsville and Miss Sallie Graves, of Wilson. Here they were received by F. W. Brown, of Danville and Mrs. Eugene Clock of Elkins. In this room which was attractively decorated a delicious salad course was served by Mrs. F. G. Harrelson, assisted by Misses Helen Florence, Emma Mitchell, Willie Johnston and Mary Graves of Danville. Receiving in the front parlor were Mesdames Eugene Irving, Harris Nelson, of Reidsville and Miss Helen Harvie of Danville. Pouring coffee in this room were Mesdames N. C. Thompson of Reidsville and S. P. Graves, of Mount Airy.

      From an attractive alcove in the dining room frozen punch was served by Tony Oliver of Reidsville, assisted by Miss Belle Cunningham and Manadeline McAlister, Margaret Carlton and Annie Brown.

      The guest book which was in the hall was presided over by Miss Nellie Harris and Rev. J. L. Martin. Following the serving of refreshments an informal hour was had after which the bride's cake was presented and cut amidst much merriment.

      Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 4 December 1922 (Page 4)
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      Yanceyville News Notes

      Yanceyville, N. C. Dec 2 (1922) - Mr. and Mrs. George Fountain [Mary Royal Motz Founatin] of Tarboro came up Saturday to attend the wedding of Miss Graves and Mr. James P. Burke last Saturday. While here they were the guests of Miss Sallie Robertson.

      Source: The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 4 December 1922 (Page 2)
    Children 
    +1. Burke, Elizabeth Graves,   b. 16 Apr 1926, Morganton, Burke County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 2016, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F1658  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Mar 1896 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 25 Nov 1922 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Jan 1977 - Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - First Baptist Church of Yanceyville, Yanceyville, Caswell County, North Carolina Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954
    Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954

  • Notes 
    • Mary Elizabeth Graves (1896-1977)

      Elizabeth Graves Burke (1896-1977)

      YMCA War Work

      Bartlett Yancey High School Deed 1954

      (for larger image, click on photograph)
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      Source of YMCA item: Anderson, George A., Compiler. Caswell County in the World War 1917-1918. Raleigh: Edwards & Broughton Printing Co., 1921.

      Death Article: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), Wednesday, 12 January 1977.
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      In 1919-1920 she spent the winter studying voice in New York. Source: Greensboro Daily News (Greensboro, NC), 7 Dec 2019.
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      B. S. Graves, accompanied by Miss Elizabeth Graves and Miss Ruth Harrelson spent Tuesday in Wentworth and Reidsville.

      Yanceyville News Items, May 5 1922: The Bee (Danville, Virginia), 6 May 1922.
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      The Bee (Danville, Virginia) December 1, 1922 reported the following in its Yanceyville New Notes section:

      Yanceyville New Notes

      Miss Helen Florence entertained at a beautiful bridge party Tuesday. The hospitable home with its beautiful old mahogany furnishings cheerful fires and lovely flowers was most inviting. The bridal veil was suggested in the very attractive hand painted serving cards and the dainty white baskets with the wedding bells. At the conclusion of the game Miss Lunner who held the highest score was given an ermine box, which she ver graciously presented to Miss [Mary Elizabeth] Graves. The hostess presented two exquisitely hand made doilies to Miss Graves. Mrs. Florence assisted her daughter in serving a delicious salad course.

      Those enjoying Miss Francie's gracious hospitality were Misses Elizabeth Graves, Ruby Emma Mitchell, Tumage Ripley Compton, Bessie Turner, Willie Johnston, and Mesdames Giles Harrelson, and Mr. L. M. Carlton of Roxboro. Mr. and Mrs E. L. Graves and Mesdames T. L. Sellars and C. F. Holt of Burlington were here Saturday to attend the Burke-Graves wedding. Mr. and Mrs. George Fountain of Tarboro came up Saturday to attend the wedding of Miss Graves and Mr. James P. Burke last Saturday. While they were here they were the guests of Miss Sallie Robertson.

      Dr. and Mrs. E. G. Chick spent the week-end in Yanceyville and attended the Burke-Graves wedding. W. F. Henderson of Mebane attended the Burke-Graves wedding last Saturday. L. M. Carlton and daughters Margaret and Mary Sanford Carlton and son L. M. Carlton, Jr., of Roxboro, came over Saturday and attended the Burke-Graves weddding. While here they were the guests of Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Upchurch.

      Mrs. R. L. Graham and daughters, Miss Marion Graham of Greenville, S.C. are visiting relatives here. Mrs. Graham attended the Burke-Graves wedding. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burke of Salisbury and Miss Ramsey of Charlotte, came up Saturday to attend the Burke-Graves wedding.
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      The Bee (Danville, Virginia) 25 November 1922 (Page 1)

      Popular Yanceyville Girl Weds Tonight

      A wedding of general interest in this section will take place at Yanceyville at seven o'clock this evening when Miss Mary Elizabeth Graves, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B. S. Graves, will be married to Rev. James Preston Burke, rector of St. Thomas' Episcopal church in Reidsville, N. C. Bishop Penick of Charlotte will officiate.