Biography of H. A. Graves
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Graves, H. A., one of the leading merchants of Wolcott. was born at Tully, Onondaga county, November 10, 1836. He is the eldest son of George S. Graves, who was a woolen manufacturer at Tully and came to Wayne county in 1842, engaging in mercantile business at South Butler, where he was also postmaster. He now lives in retirement at Ottawa, Ill. Henry A. Graves acquired an academic education at Onondaga Valley, and his first business venture was Ottawa, Ill. In 1859 he succeeded his father in the general store business at South Butler, and five years later came to Wolcott. Besides. a large trade in dry goods, boots and shoes, groceries, etc., at No. 16 East Main street, he makes a specialty of evaporating fruits, in which product Wayne county is unexcelled. In 1859 he married Sarah E., daughter of Charles J. Viele of Wolcott, and his only son Charles S., who was born in 1869 and married Nellie Colburn, and is now engaged in the business with him at Wolcott.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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