Ernest Graves

#608, b. 5 December 1852, d. 13 July 1900
Father*William James Graves b. 10 Jan 1830, d. 2 Aug 1884
Mother*Soledad Pico b. Apr 1835, d. a 1900
     Ernest Graves was born on 5 December 1852 San Luis Obispo, California. in the old mission building adjoining the Catholic Church.1 He was the son of William James Graves and Soledad Pico. Ernest Graves married Lucinda Holloway 27 March 1878.2 Ernest Graves died 13 July 1900 at age 47, "Ernest Graves, a well known San Luis Obispo lawyer, is dead." [Evening News (San Jose, CA) vol XXXVIII, Issue 20, p 8]
     ( Ernesto.)

CERVANTEZ, A. Leon Ernest GRAVES 11/21/1881 G-602.

Ernest registered to vote in San Luis Obispo County, California.3

ERNEST GRAVES, a member of the firm of Graves, Turner & Graves, attorneys at law, at San Luis Obispo, is a son of William J. and Soledad Pico, and was born in the old mission building .adjoining the Catholic Church in the city of San Luis Obispo, December 5, 1852. At the age of eight years he was taken to San Francisco, as the family changed residence to that city, where his father was practicing law. He attended St. Ignatius College in that city, between the years 1862 and 1864, and later the Santa Clara College; in 1871 he was in attendance at the State University at Berkeley, and then at an Oakland school. He studied law under the instructions of his father in San Francisco, afterward practiced with him there, and after his father's death he located in San Luis Obispo city, his old home, where he has since resided. The law firm of which he Is a member is well known in all parts of the State, as they have been parties in all important litigation in this county for a number of years, and generally with marked success. Among the most important cases were those of the wills of Biddle, Logan, Herrera, Blackman, etc; also the case of Schultz against McLean. Mr. Graves was City Attorney for three years, 18'75–'77, the first three years of the corporate life of the city; and he was District Attorney 1880–'85.

He was married March 27, 1878, to Miss Holloway, a native of California, and he has three children.

Children of Ernest and Lucinda

Last Edited=16 Dec 2018


  1. [S395], online, A memorial and biographical history of the counties of Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo and Ventura, California : illustrated : c.
  2. [S546], online, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 March 2015), 004640187 > image 323 of 696; county courthouses, California.. Hereinafter cited as
  3. [S395], online, California, Voter Registers, 1866-1898, Ernest Graves, 21, Lawyer, San Luis Obispo, Registration Year 1874, age 21.