Bio: Graves, A. A.  

Contact: Stan

Surnames: Graves, Caldwell, Hallock, McGonigal, Jenks, Jones, Mulvey 

----Source:  Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) 21 Aug. 1930 

A. A. Graves, pioneer Clark County lumberman, was born May 14, 1857, in Wautoma, the son of John and Lytenia (Caldwell) Graves. Later he went with his parents to Iron Ridge, and in 1866 he accompanied them to what is now Loyal, where his father purchased 320 acres of timberland. The country was a wilderness, the nearest station being Black River Falls, from where he began hauling supplies to Loyal at the age of 14 years. In 1876 he became his father’s partner in a sawmill, which was destroyed by fire shortly after it began operations. Later he built another factory, on the present site of the Loyal Condensery, which he operated until 1910. He also conducted a general store for a time, and after the sawmill shut down, he operated a heading mill until 1916. He played a prominent part in the development of the Loyal community, and held various public offices, serving for a number of years as member of the village board. Although retired from business, he still takes an active interest in affairs of the day.  

He was married September 1, 1878, to Isabelle Hallock, of Loyal, who died in 1882, leaving three children: Elva, now Mrs. R. M. Jenks, Madison; Maud, who married John Jones, and who is now deceased; and Blanche, wife of Dr. M. McGonigal, Loyal. In 1886 he was married at Loyal to Miss Dolly Mulvey.  

Fraternally, he is a member of the Masonic Order. Politically, he is a Republican. His hobbies are fishing and hunting.  



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