Minnie Lois Downs1

ID#  1121, (1878-1978)
     Minnie Lois Downs was born on 10 June 1878 in Walla Walla County, Washington.1,2 She was the daughter of John M Downs and Margaret Louisa Van Dorn.1,2,3 She was Seventh Day Adventist.3 She married Roswell Herbert Graves, son of Roswell Graves and Eugenia C Clapp, on 21 July 1904 in Pendleton, Umatilla County, Oregon.1,4 She lived in Escondido, San Diego County, California, in 1978.2 An article celebrating Minnie's 100th birthday appeared in The Redding Recorder on Monday July 31, 1978.1 She died on 1 August 1978 of a broken Hip in Redding, Shasta County, California, at age 100.2 She was buried in Oak Hill Cemetery, Escondido, San Diego County, California.
Last Edited=26 Nov 2008

Children of Minnie Lois Downs and Roswell Herbert Graves


  1. [S44] Minnie Graves is Centenarian, Redding Recorder, Redding, California, 31 Jul 1978.
  2. [S911] Ancestry.com, online database, "California Death Index 1940-1997" (www.ancestry.ca : accessed 2010 - 2012).
  3. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.
  4. [S10] David Taft, Pedigree Resource File Disc 15., CD-ROM (Salt Lake City, UT: LDS Family History Library), Graves family.