Am new to the list and thought I'd introduce myself. I am related to the above
families through the Graves, but a basic tree goes thus:
3. BERTEL FLOYD3 GRAVES (SHELDON HALL2, DANIEL1) was born 27 August 1883 in Forrester
Twp., Sanilac Co., Michigan, USA, and died 22 May 1954 in Watsonville, California, USA.
He married (1) EMMA LORENE DRUCK 04 September 1909, daughter of SAMUEL BENJAMIN DRUCK (Son
of John Druck and Sarah Lydol) and KATE ELSIE GRIGGS (Daughter of Eli Griggs and Emma).
She was born 07 July 1880 in Baileyville, Illinois, USA, and died 1934 in Watsonville,
California, USA. He married (2) BEULAH CHAPMAN LOCKE 16 October 1939. She was born 18
July 1842 in Florence, Texas *Birthdate unconfirmed*.
Child of BERTEL GRAVES and EMMA DRUCK is:
i. ROGER ALAN4 GRAVES, b. 19 June 1912; d. 19 January 1976; m. DORIS REID JEAN, 17 July
Roger was my great-uncle via my great-great-grandfather. Also, I've found most of the
Griggs/Druck family buried in El Carmelo Cemetery in Monterey County. I haven't found
anything on the Graves, which worries me somewhat since there are two almost unmarked
graves in El Carmelo that are for the Graves family that say "Grandmother" and
"Grandfather", basically obscuring their identities. A very nice woman also
found Bertel's father's grave in Mountain View cemetery in Altadena (not sure how
far that is).
Anyway, I would appreciate it if anyone had any further information, or a way to contact
one of Sheldon's descendants named Linda Mencken (not sure of the spelling of the last
name, was given name by a cousin of mine who wasn't a great speller).