MARY ELMIRA (GRAVES) HUSON

B. September 10, 1882 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
D. October 20, 1962 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: Jesse Allen Graves born May 30, 1855 in Tonica, LaSalle County, IL, son of Thomas Branch Graves and Mary B. (Thompson) Graves; married Louisa T. Adams on February 2, 1875; Jesse died April 13, 1917 in Libertyville, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Libertyville Independent (Libertyville IL) Thursday, April 19, 1917, page 4:

“J. A. GRAVES DIED
FRIDAY MORNING

J. A. Graves, a well known resident of Libertyville, passed away Friday morning at eight o’clock at the age of 61 years, 10 months and 18 days. Death was due to valviar heart trouble of which he had been ill about two years.
   Mr. Graves was a carpet weaver by trade and had lived in Libertyville a number of years.  For the last two years he had been janitor of the Methodist church, his healthy having failed to such an extent that he was uanble to perform any active work.
   Jessie Allen Graves was born at Tonica, LaSalle Co., Ill., May 30, 1855.  He was the last surviving member of his father’s family, all brothers and sisters having preceded him in death.
  He was united in marriage to Miss Louisa Adams in the state of Iowa on Feb. 2, 1875, and in addition to his (illegible)… wife the deceased leaves one son (illegible)… Henry Burton Graves of Chicago; Mrs. Jennie L. Moore of Grayslake, and Mrs. Mary Huson of Chetek, Wis.  The deceased also leaves three grandchildren and besides these of his loved ones, a large circle of friends and neighbors in this and other communities.
   Mr. Graves made his home in Libertyville, for the past eight years and previous to that time he lived in Chicago for fifteen years and was a man who made many friends wherever he went.  He became a charter member of the Libertyville Lodge of Odd Fellows having joined here April 8, 1908, and was a member in good and regular standing at the time of his death.
   About twenty-one years ago he united with one of the Evangelical churches in the city of Chicago and was an active member of that church for more than thirteen years.  About three years ago he became a member of the Libertyville M. E. church and also become a faithful and active member of the Sunday school and Epworth League of the church.
   He was a man who was always kind and genial and always stood ready to lend a helping hand to those in sickness, distress or need about him.  Brother Graves took special interest in all the spiritual meeting of the church.
   The funeral was held from the M. E. church Sunday afternoon at 2:30 the service being conducted by Rev. T. E. Ream and was attended by a large number of friends, the members of the Odd Fellow lodge, about fifty in number attending the service in a body.  As Mr. Graves had been a faithful servant to so many of those present by having been the janitor of the church for several years, there was a more pronounced sadness in the hearts of those present as they heard the words of comfort spoken by the pastor.
   The remains were laid at rest in the Lakeside cemetery, the members of the Odd Fellow lodge having charge of the services at the grave.”

  • Mother: Louisa T. (Adams) Graves born September 18, 1852 in Waterloo, Juniata County, PA daughter of William Adams and Mary Ann Adams; Louisa died April 30, 1937 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL; buried in Lakeside Cemetery, Libertyville, Lake County, IL; According to the Independent Register (Libertyville IL) Thursday, May 13, 1937:

 “Former Resident Dies at Round Lake – Funeral services for Mrs. Jesse Graves, who died April 30 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Huson of Round Lake, were held May 3 from the Osborne funeral home, the Rev. Stockton Swaney officiating.  Interment was in Lakeside Cemetery.  She was born in Waterloo, Pa, Sept. 18, 1852, and the years of her early girlhood and young womanhood were spent in that vicinity.  On February 2, 1875 she was married to Jesse Allen Graves, and about 1883, they moved to Chicago, where they resided for about 17 years.  Since 1900, when they moved to a farm on the north bank of Fish Lake, near Volo, Mrs. Graves had been resident of Lake county.  Mr. and Mrs. Graves were the parents of four children.  Jennie L. Moore, Frank, who died in infancy, H. B. Graves of Chicago and Mary Huson of Round Lake.  Mr.  Graves passed away April 13, 1917, and since that time Mrs. Graves had made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Huson, at Libertyville, and later at Round Lake.  During this time the family lived at Fish Lake Mrs. Graves was active in the work of the Volo M.E. church and Ladies’ Aid, and in after years, she was affiliated with the Libertyville and Round Lake churches.  For the past three years her health had been failing but she had been confined to her bed only a week.  She leaves her son, H. B. Graves of Chicago, two daughters, Mrs Jennie Moore of Forest Park, Mrs. Mary Huson of Round Lake, three grandchildren and six great grandchildren.”

  • Husband: George Tyler Huson born May 5, 1879 in Lake County, IL; George died April 14, 1952 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to George Tyler Huson buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Jennie Luella (Graves) Moore born November 8, 1875 in Illinois; married William H. Moore (1874-1933) on January 1, 1894 in Cook County, IL son of Newberry Moore and Mary (Getz) Moore; Jennie died June 1951; buried in Cedar Park Cemetery, Calumet Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Wednesday, June 20, 1951, page 20:

“MOORE – Jennie L. Moore, nee Graves, of Oak Park, beloved wife of the late William H. fond mother of Archie and the late Jessie L. Rich, grandmother of six, great-grandmother of seven, sister of Mrs. Mary Huson and the late Bert.  Funeral Thursday, 1:30 p. m., at funeral home, Lake street at 2d avenue, Maywood.  Interment Cedar Park.  MAywood 14.”

    • Frank Clyde Graves born July 25, 1877; Frank died July 21, 1878
    • Henry Burton Graves born August 30, 1879 in Wichita, Sedgwick County, KS; married Mabel Pearl Ellis; Henry died January 4, 1944 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Henry and Mabel are buried in Evergreen Cemetery and Mausoleum in Evergreen Park, Cook County, IL; According to the Chicago Tribune (Chicago IL) Friday, January 7, 1944, page 21:

“GRAVES – Henry B. Graves, late of 7649 Normal avenue, beloved husband of Pearl Ellis Graves, loving father of Mrs. Edith Evans, fond grandfather of Juanita Bushong, brother of Mrs. Mary Hufon (sic Huson) and Mrs. Jennie Moore.  Funeral Saturday, 3 p. m., at funeral home, Halsted at 76th street.  Interment Evergreen cemetery.  Member of A. Assn. of St. and Elect. Ry. E. and A.  Stewart 7700.”

Additional Information:

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Grant Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Jessie A. Graves, head, born May 1855 age 45, married for 25 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Vermont, occupation: farmer; Louisa Graves, wife, born September 1852, age 47, married 25 years, 4 children born, 3 children living, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania; Burton Graves, son, born August 1879, age 20, single, born in Kansas, occupation: laborer; Mary Graves, daughter, born September 1882, age 17, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Libertyville Village, Township of Libertyville, Lake County, IL, living on Lincoln Avenue, the household members were: George T. Huson, head, age 30, married once for 7 years, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: carpenter – house; Mary H. Huson, wife, age 25, married once for 7 years, 0 children born, 0 children living, born in Illinois, mother born in Illinois, father born in Pennsylvania; Jesse A. Graves, father-in-law, age 54, married once for 56 year, born in Illinois, parents born in Vermont, occupation: laborer – day jobs; Louisa T. Graves, mother-in-law, age 56, married once for 36 years, 4 children born, 3 children living, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Huson, head, age 40, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: carpenter – house; Mary Huson, wife, age 37, married, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Pennsylvania; Louisa Graves, mother-in-law, age 67, widowed, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL, the household members were: George T. Huson, head, age 50, married at age 22, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois, occupation: carpenter – general building; Mary E. Huson, wife, age 47, married at age 19, born in Illinois, father born in Illinois, mother born in Pennsylvania; Louisa T. Graves, mother-in-law, age 77, widowed, born in Pennsylvania, parents born in Pennsylvania, occupation: nurse – practice nursing.

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