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Graves, Adolphus A.


Age: 22, credited to Colchester, VT
Unit(s): 1st VT LARTY
Service: enl 12/18/61, m/i 2/18/62, PVT, 1st VT LARTY BTRY, m/o 8/10/64

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Birth: 02/10/1840, Colchester, VT
Death: 12/22/1903

Burial: St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski, VT
Marker/Plot: Not recorded
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Findagrave Memorial #: 0
(There may be a Findagrave Memorial, but we have not recorded it)


Alias?: None noted
Pension?: Yes, 4/1/1892, VT
Portrait?: Unknown
College?: Not Found
Veterans Home?: Not Found
(If there are state digraphs above, this soldier spent some time in a state or national soldiers' home in that state after the war)

Remarks: WPA Graves Registration Card indicates "no marker."


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St. Francis Xavier Cemetery, Winooski, VT

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Death of A. A. Graves, a Prominent Business Man.

Adolphus A. Graves, one of Winooski's most respected and influential citizens, died at his home on Weaver street at 10:30 o'clock yesterday morning after an illness of several months' duration. The direct cause of his death was heart disease, following a complication of diseases. Mr. Graves was taken ill last June and for a long time his case puzzled the attending physicians. A council of doctors was held and a specialist from Boston arrived and assisted. About three weeks ago Mr. Graves was able to walk about the house and went for short drives about town. Yesterday morning he was in the best of spirits and a few moments before his death was conversing with his nurse.

Mr. Graves was born in Milton February 10, 1840, and was therefore 63 years of age. He received his education in the schools of his native town and at an early age went to Troy, N. Y., where he resided until the opening of the War of the Rebellion. He enlisted under Capt. George W. Duncan n the 1st battery of light artillery, December 18, 1861, as a private. He was mustered in February 18, 1862, and participated in the following battles and engagements: Plains Store, La., Siege of Port Hudson, La., Pleasant Hill, La., Monnett's Bluff, La., and Yellow Bayou. He was mustered out August 10, 1864. January 2, 1867 he married Mary Elizabeth LeClair, daughter of the late Francis LeCLair. His widow, and aged mother and four children, three sons, Frank L., an attorney of this city and a justice of the peace at Winooski; George T., who has managed the large interests of his father for a number of years, and Chester H., a student at the Albany Business College, and one daughter, Miss Irene A. Graves, of Winooski, survive him.

Following the war Mr. Graves was engaged in the grocery business, first as a traveling salesman for the E. R. and E. J. Mead wholesale grocery firm of Troy. N. Y., and later entering the retail business for himself at Troy, which he conducted for a period of 13 years. Upon the death of his father-in-law he moved to Winooski and took charge of the latter's business, which he has greatly increased during the years he has been in charge. During his residence in Winooski he has been one of the most patriotic and energetic citizens, being prominent in both commercial and political circles. Since 1891 he has held the offices of town, village and school treasurer with ability, and given universal satisfaction. He was at time justice of the peace, school director and village trustee. For a number of years he has been engaged in the grocery business and later a meat business, besides carrying on one of the largest brick manufacturing plants in the State. Some of his last contracts were for the brick and crushed stone for the road improvements at Fort Ethan Allen, which he filled from his own quarries and brick yards. His brick works were known as the Queen City Brick Works and he also owned and operated stone quarries on the Colchester road, from which thousands of tons of crushed and solid stone are put out annually.

He was a member of DeGoesbriand Council, Knights of Columbus of Burlington.

In his death the village of Winooski and town of Colchester lose one of their best business and political heads and deep sympathy is felt for the immediate family. The funeral will be held Thursday morning at ten o'clock from St. Francis Xavier Church, of which he was a faithful member.

Source: Burlington Free Press, December 23, 1903.
Courtesy of Tom Boudreau.