James Washington Graves Jr1

#9198, b. 30 January 1915, d. 12 April 1997
Father*James Washington Graves1 b. 11 Mar 1877
Mother*Florence Evelyn Killam1 b. 19 Apr 1880
     James Washington Graves Jr was born on 30 January 1915 Oklahoma.1 He was the son of James Washington Graves and Florence Evelyn Killam.1 James and Barbara Wagner were married 1939.1 James Washington Graves Jr died 12 April 1997, in Walnut Creek, Contra Costa County, California at age 82 years, 2 months and 13 days.1

GRAVES. James W.. Jr. April 12, 1997 In Walnut Creek. Devoted husband of Barbara Wagner Graves for 57 years; brother of Dr. William K. Graves of Houston, Texas; father of John Graves of Melbourne, Australia, Robert Graves and David Graves; father-in-law of Jennifer, Kathleen, and Elizabeth; grandfather of Alison, Erica, Christina, Jonryan and Geoffrey. Born in Oklahoma, he grew up in Seattle and moved to San Francisco where he attended Lowell High School. He graduated from the University of California. Berkeley in 1936, with a major in Economics. While there he rowed on the Varsity Crew and was a member of the Big C Society. After active service as an officer in the Coast Artillery during World War II, he was in the Army Reserve until 1966, retiring as a Lieutenant Colonel. He joined Coldwell Banker & Company in 1946 working as an Industrial Real Estate Broker until his retirement In 1982. He was a member of Oakland Rotary and later Rossmoor Rotary, and was a founding member of Elder of Grace Presbyterian Church, Walnut Creek. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at Grace Presbyterian Church, 2100 Tice Valley Boulevard, on Thursday, April 17 at 3:00pm. Memorials may be sent to the Hospice of Contra Costa, 2051 Harrison St., Concord, CA 94520 or Grace Presbyterian Church.2

Family of James and Barbara

Last Edited=24 May 2020


  1. [S157] Social Security Death Index, accessed from Ancestry.com.
  2. [S589] Newspapers Publisher Extra, online newspapers.com, The San Francisco Examiner (San Francisco, CA) 16 Apr 1997, p 17, Graves, James W, Jr.