Mabel Corinne Graves1

ID#  1126, (1916-1989)
2nd great-granddaughter of Samson Striker
1st cousin 2 times removed of Faye Louise Doyle
Descendants of Samson Striker
     Mabel Corinne Graves was known as Corinne. She was born on 12 December 1916 in Gaston, Washington County, Oregon. She was the daughter of Roswell Herbert Graves and Minnie Lois Downs.1,2 She was educated between 1934 and 1935 in Walla Walla College, Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, Washington.3 She married first Geoffrey Dean Leroy Woodard on 24 July 1937 in Vancouver, Clark County, Washington.2 She and Geoffrey Dean Leroy Woodard were divorced on 27 January 1947 in Roseburg, Douglas County, Oregon.3 She married second Frances Marvin Hoffpauir on 5 January 1958 in Eureka, Humboldt County, California.2,4 She was graduated in June 1973 with a B.A. from in San Bernardino State College, San Bernardino, Riverside County, California.3 She and Frances Marvin Hoffpauir were divorced in July 1974 in San Bernardino, San Bernardino County, California.2,5 She died on 14 March 1989 of ovarian cancer in Redding, Shasta County, California, at age 72.1,2

"Mabel Corinne Graves went by her middle name beginning some time during her first marriage. She had attended two years of college at Walla Walla College in Washington, where she worked on the school newspaper. She moved to the Washington, D.C. area with her first husband and worked there for Woodward & Lathrop department store and for Western Union. An article she wrote, "Breast or Bottle for the Baby?", was published by Parents' Magazine in August 1945. After returning to Oregon, she worked in display advertising at the Roseburg News-Review and then became the food editor. She won first prize among newspapers of similar circulation size in a national contest of food editorship. In 1954 she moved to Eureka, California and worked for what was then the Humboldt Times (now the Eureka Times-Standard), where she became society editor. In this capacity she worked occasionally with the widow of her cousin, Guy Summers, and wrote reviews of the Community Concert series of performances in Eureka that Pearl Summers was responsible for arranging.

"After her second marriage, Corinne worked at a real estate title insurance company in Eureka, and for an accountant in Napa and Saint Helena. After a year's residence in Rock Springs, Wyoming, Corinne and Frank resided in San Bernardino, California, where Corinne worked for an accounting firm and returned to college, obtaining her B.A. from San Bernardino State College. After her second divorce and the death of her sister Lois, she took care of their mother. In 1976 she moved to Redding, California where she again worked for an accounting firm until her retirement. She enjoyed writing articles for several historical societies in the area, discovering traces of her own roots there."2
Last Edited=17 Jan 2016

Child of Mabel Corinne Graves and Geoffrey Dean Leroy Woodard


  1. [S44] Minnie Graves is Centenarian, Redding Recorder, Redding, California, 31 Jul 1978.
  2. [S45] Barbara Hill, "Rev Graves Family," e-mail message from e-mail address (Berkeley, California) to Faye West, 9 Mar 2002.
  3. [S267] Barbara Hill, database report, 2 Aug 2003, Berkeley, California. FTM report "Descendants of Jacobus Gerritsen STRYCKER."
  4. [S1819], online database, "California Marriage Index 1949-1959" ( : accessed 2016), entry for Francis M Hoffpauir & Mabel C Graves.
  5. [S1818], online database, "California Divorce Index 1966-1984" ( : accessed 2016), entry for Francis M Hoffpauir & Mabel C Graves.