Wallowa, Wallowa County, Oregon
Elizabeth McGraw Passes Away
Mrs. Elizabeth McGraw, who resided at Wallowa with her daughter, Mrs. Lester Jackson, suffered a stroke Saturday morning, March 17, 1951 from which she never regained consciousness and passed away quietly at 1:04 p.m..
Elizabeth Almeda McGraw was born at Arnett West Virginia March 29, 1875, and was one of eleven children born to James Perry and Julia Ann Cook. She was married to Lewis Marshall McGraw of McGraws, West Virginia on March 7, 1894 at the home of her parents in Arnett, West Virginia. To this union seven children were born.
Mrs. McGraw, her husband and family resided at McGraw’s, West Virginia until 1910 when they came west to Wallowa where they remained for nine month. They returned east for four years, then again came west to Wallowa to make their permanent home.
While in McGraw’s, West Virginia, Mrs. McGraw helped her husband in a mercantile business, and for several years had a millinery shop at her home in Wallowa. She was a great lover of flowers and during her later years spent most of her time in her flower garden.
She is survived by five children: Letty Jackson and Guy McGraw of Wallowa, Virgil McGraw of Vancouver, Washington, Mabelle Trump of Bolt, West Virginia, and ?. Church of God. Pallbearers were Charleton Roup, Ward Roup, Harry Coleman, Joe Rousawell, Geo., Brooks, Don Schriver, Allen Thompson and Everett Taylor.
Mrs. McGraw was a devout Christian and a member of the Church of God.
Source: Wallowa County Chieftain, March 22, 1951, Front Page.
Contributed by: Sue Wells