Obit: Graves, Dolly (? - 1939)
Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 26 January 1939

Graves, Dolly (? - 14 JAN 1939)

Early Saturday morning, Jan, 14, 1939, death called from the fast, thinning ranks of our early settlers, Mrs. Dolly Graves.

Dolly Mulvey was the only daughter of John and Mary Mulvey and spent her early girlhood at Hingham in Sheboygan county. When about 14 years of age she came with her parents and brothers to Loyal. She was a teacher in several of the neighboring county schools. The family became an important part of the early life of this community. One brother, John Mulvey, was a doctor here and two brothers, Henry and James, were druggists; Henry also was postmaster.

In Neillsville, Nov. 24, 1886 Dolly Mulvey was married to A. A. Graves, the ceremony being part of a double wedding, her brother Dr. Mulvey and Kate Fahey being married at the same time.

Among those who knew Mrs. Graves well she will be remembered for her gracious and kindly manner toward all.

Mrs. Graves was a charter member of Hope Camp No. 819, R. N. A. and among other officers she served as Oracle, its highest position. She was also a character member of Iris Chapter No. 264 O. E. S.

At the time of the organization of the Loyal Public Library Mrs. Graves was chosen secretary and later served as its treasurer. She was at one time an officer of the Loyal Cemetery Association.

During most of the past ten years Mrs. Graves has been in poor health, and since the death of her husband in Dec. 1936, she has been an invalid.

Her funeral was held in the Methodist church Tuesday at 10 A. M. with the Rev. Ring officiating.

Music was rendered by Mrs. Ray Prior and Mrs. G. Nelson accompanied by Mrs. Roy Pengelly.

As a last tribute officers of the local Order of Eastern Star performed their ceremony for the departed. Burial was in the Loyal Cemetery.

Members of the O. E. S. were in charge of flowers. They were Mrs. Walter Gray, Mrs. O. W. Trindal, Mrs. Perry Volk, and Mrs. Wm. Ammerman.

Pall bearers were Ray Prior, Albert Davel, Dan Castner, Hal Voight, Milton Philpott, and Frank McGonigal.

She leaves to mourn her passing, her nearest relative, a nephew, Leo Mulvey of Burbank, California; two step-daughters, Mrs. R. M. Jenks of Madison and Mrs. Blanche McGonigal of Loyal, and four step-grandchildren, Isabelle, Gertrude, Alice, and Millard Jenks of Madison.



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