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Graves Family Monument

 
 
Graves Family Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
1. Graves Family Monument Marker
On back of monument
Inscription.

Erected by Henry Graves,
son of Dexter Graves, one of the pioneers of Chicago. Dexter Graves brought the first colony to Chicago, consisting of thirteen families arriving here July 15th, 1831 from Ashtabula, Ohio, on the schooner Telegraph and father and son remained citizens of Chicago till their death.

This lot contains the remains of
Dexter Graves, died April 29th 1844
aged fifty-five years
His wife Olive Graves, died July 30th, 1849
aged fifty-eight years and five months

Their children
Lucy, died January 24th, 1844
aged eighteen years and ten months
Emiline, died February 9th, 1844
aged eight years and nine months
Loring, died September 11th, 1852
aged thirty-eight years and ten months
and thirteen days, and
Henry Graves, died October 3, 1907
aged eighty-six years and one month
and twenty-four days
Clementine, wife of Henry Graves
died February 24th 1881
aged seventy-three years and four months


 
Erected 1909 by the Graves Family.
 
Location. 41° 57.323′ N, 87° 39.581′ W. Marker is in Chicago, Illinois, in Cook County. Marker is on Evergreen Avenue, on the right when traveling
Graves Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
2. Graves Family Monument
north. Touch for map. Monument is in Graceland Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4001 North Clark Street, Chicago IL 60613, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Joseph R. Scott (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John A. "Jack" Johnson (approx. 0.2 miles away); Allan Pinkerton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Louis Henri Sullivan (approx. 0.3 miles away); Earl Seymour Wharton Reebie (approx. 0.3 miles away); Claude Seymour Reebie (approx. 0.3 miles away); John Peter Altgeld (approx. 0.4 miles away); Getty Tomb (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chicago.
 
Regarding Graves Family Monument. The bronze sculpture, "Eternal Silence," was created by Lorado Taft in 1909
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesSettlements & Settlers
 
Graves Family Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., April 9, 2016
3. Graves Family Monument
Looking north
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 30, 2016, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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