Yep, you pegged it.
I had returned to Fort Worth Convair and moved back to Stephenville as
it took less time to Ride in a car pool or with cousin Johnny Rampley
than to drive across Fort Worth. I was changing from Ag Engineering to
Education , heavy in Social Studies. Bill Riggs, a lifelong friend, and I
rented Mr. Boggus's upstairs across the fence from City park and Uncle
Emmet Carey's shop , by Cousin C.T. Carr's Service Station at the
Bosque.After I went to bed, I felt the building move into a pecan tree
and hot water heater downstairs blew up. My 2 cars had water over their
hoods and my College notebooks and texts in the back seat a week before
Bill in his car and me in my buick were pushing cars out of low water
until he left for his Milk Truck run to Fort Worth.
My wife, Jeannie Riley- was a roommate of Sandra Hull. Stephenville Fire
Dept did not rescue me, but SAndra Hull's future husband, a Cadet
officer, and his friends screwed water hoses together and came through
waist deep water between 4 houses, to where I jumped into a tree and
grabbed it, and they pulled me out. They carried me to Hospital for
exposure, and I told them thar Mr. Carr had just filled his new
underground Gas tank and it had floated to the top, held by the pipe. The
Dr. SAid I was delirous and gave me a shot. and next morning, after
seeing flood damage, apologized. Two others from Huckaby were in the room
with me. They spent a few hours on the cab of their milk Truck across
from Foster Home, . Both were married. We were on front page of
Stephenville paper. Both were under 21- from Huckaby, I think.
Jeannie worked in College Library.
On Sat, 30 Oct 2004 19:46:49 -0700 Cindy Shipman <cshipman(a)htcomp.net>
Charles - I was reading papers from Stephenville 1955 ... are you
student Charley Wyly that ended up hospitalized after a building
----- Original Message -----
From: "Charles A.Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Sent: Saturday, October 30, 2004 2:00 PM
Subject: [ERATH] Fw: Graves Family Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 3
> Since there are so many Graves connections in Erath and connecting
> counties, I thought some of you might want to subscribe to the
> Family occasional newsletter. I am descended from Col. Ben
> married Mary
> Graves. Wylys of Tahlequah are also descended from Gen. Joseph
> and Susannah Graves, who was also once married to Capt. John
> Gen. Joseph Martin and Col. Ben Cleveland were hunting buddies and
> lifelong friends.
> Also, they are doing a DNA test on those who claim to be Graves
> descendants if you read on down.
> Alexander Cleveland married Mildred Pressley appx. 1700- she
> Peter Pressley, so at some dim time in 1700's, Wylys, Elvis
> and Opra Winfrey all probably had a common Pressley ancestor.
> said once on TV that Elvis was a distant cousin. Can you top this-
> old TV show asked???
> Charles A. Wyly
> --------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: "Kenneth V. Graves" <ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org>
> To: "Kenneth V. Graves" <ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org>
> Date: Wed, 27 Oct 2004 21:53:49 -0400
> Subject: Graves Family Bulletin, Vol. 6, No. 3
> Message-ID: <00f601c4bc91$07134640$6501a8c0@kenssystem>
> GRAVES FAMILY BULLETIN
> A Free, Occasional, Online Summary of Items of Interest to
> all Families of Graves, Greaves, Grieves, Grave, and other spelling
> variations Worldwide
> Vol. 6, No. 4, Oct. 27, 2004
> Copyright © 2004 by the Graves Family Association and Kenneth V.
> All rights reserved.
> Information on how to start a free subscription to this bulletin
> be removed from the subscription list is at the end of this
> you received this bulletin directly, then you are already
> Visit the GFA web site at http://www.gravesfa.org
> ** General Comments
> ** Receiving this Bulletin and E-Mail Addresses
> ** Graves/Greaves DNA Study
> ** GFA Website
> ** Graves/Greaves Family Books
> ** Queries
> ** To Submit Material to this Bulletin & Other Things
> GENERAL COMMENTS
> It has been a while since the last issue of this Bulletin (July
> and I had a great time in Alaska. We did the cruise along the
> Alaska, plus land excursions. One excursion was a long ride on
> Pass & Yukon Railroad from Carcross, Yukon Territory to Skagway,
> was interesting to see that the ceremonial golden spike for this
> driven on July 29, 1900 in Carcross by Samuel H. Graves, the
> the railroad. I think he was probably descended from immigrant
> of Concord, MA, but I can't find the specific connection. Can
> As mentioned in the July Bulletin, on October 30 of this year, I
> attending a conference in Houston, TX, sponsored by our DNA testing
> laboratory, Family Tree DNA. I will be arriving in Houston early
> Friday, Oct. 29 (two days from today), will be attending the
> Friday evening and all day Saturday, and will be leaving Monday
> Nov. 1. I will have a little time on Friday afternoon and most of
> Sunday, if anyone would like to meet with me. Some of you have
> contacted me, but I can still arrange to meet with any others of
> interested. I'm sure we could even arrange DNA testing for family
> if desired.
> Most of the promised changes to the Graves Family Association
> not yet been made, but I still plan to work on that before the end
> RECEIVING THIS BULLETIN AND E-MAIL ADDRESSES
> When you change your e-mail address, please be sure to let us know
> one. I also need to have your postal mailing address, so I will
> able to write or call you if I need to get in touch. Otherwise,
> lose track of you. I have had many experiences of finding a
> ancestry but not being able to let the person know because I had no
> contact information.
> An increasing number of online newsletters (including this one)
> received because of attempts by service providers such as AOL to
> spam. The only alternative people have now is to read the Bulletin
> GFA website. In the future, however, we will probably also make the
> newsletter available from a web log (usually called a Blog), which
> avoid this problem.
> To read this Bulletin or others on the GFA website, go to
, click on the link at the top of the page
> Bulletin, and then click on the link for the desired Bulletin.
> GRAVES/GREAVES DNA STUDY
> The DNA study is still progressing, but at a much slower rate.
> Graves/Greaves family groups do not yet have any participants in
> study. Without being part of the study, descendants may NEVER
> which Graves ancestor they are descended from. I urge you to take
> the study (if you are a male with the Graves surname and no one
> immediate line has participated) or to find someone else from your
> line to participate.
> MORE PARTICIPANTS NEEDED
> If you have not yet returned your DNA samples, PLEASE do so as
> If your part of the Graves, Greaves, or other spelling, family is
> included in the DNA study, it would be very helpful if you could
> volunteer to participate (if you are a male with the Graves, etc.)
> or find someone else in your part of the family who would be
> HOW TO SIGN UP FOR THE STUDY & HOW TO GET ANSWERS TO QUESTIONS
> To sign up for the study, go to the Graves Family Association
, click on the DNA study link at the top of
> page, then click on the link in the large red box on that page, and
> the requested order information.
> Alternatively, you can go to the Family Tree DNA website at
, enter Graves or Greaves in the
> at the top right of the main page, click on the link to the Graves
> (NOT the "ordering" link), and complete the ordering form. As
> use one of these two procedures, you will get the group discount
> Y-DNA tests or any of the other tests you choose to order. (When
> you will see the word GROUP after the price. If you do not see
> back and be sure you have used the correct procedure.)
> PARTICIPANTS OUTSIDE THE U.S., ESPECIALLY IN ENGLAND
> It is important for families in the U.S. to have participants from
> (or from families in Australia and elsewhere who know their
> England) so that a link with English ancestors can be made.
> just as important for family members in England to take part in
> study so that the various families in England can be linked with
> Tradition of connection with an ancient family is nice, but DNA
> that connection is much more meaningful.
> RECRUITING PARTICIPANTS IN ENGLAND
> I am tentatively planning to travel to England next summer to
> Graves/Greaves genealogical information and DNA samples. This
will be an
> expensive way to get information, but it may be the only way to
> connections we are looking for. I will welcome any help,
> those in Great Britain.
> FINANCIAL HELP STILL NEEDED
> All contributions toward the DNA study will be much appreciated.
> thanks to those of you who have already contributed. We
> funding for testing of descendants in the British Isles, some of
> less willing or able to pay the cost. You may also want to
> sponsoring a relative as a way to get a test for your part of the
> GFA WEBSITE
> Graves/Greaves genealogies on the website are continuing to be
> have recently been reviewing all the genealogies. Through
> census and other records, I have been able to find the ancestry of
> of the close to 900 genealogies that are on the site. Those will
> combined with the appropriate genealogy.
> As mentioned in the General Comments, the promised changes to the
> have not yet been made, but will be before the end of the year.
> GRAVES/GREAVES FAMILY BOOKS
> All previously published books are still available. More
> ordering information is on the GFA website. The seven books
> far are:
> ** Robert Graves of NC & SC (a branch from Capt. Thomas Graves)
> ** Samuel Graves of Lynn, MA
> ** Thomas Graves of Hartford, CT & Hatfield, MA
> ** Rear Adm. Thomas Graves of Charlestown, MA
> ** Deacon George Graves of Hartford, CT
> ** Graves Families of the World
> ** John Graves of Concord, MA
> The book on the Graves families of Randolph Co., NC is being
> diligently, and is expected to be ready by the end of the year.
> that is completed, I will begin finalizing the Capt. Thomas Graves
> book, which will be published in 2006.
> Since the printed Graves Family Newsletter is no longer being
> queries will be included in this Bulletin if you submit them to
> no longer be creating queries from the non-query information you
> Douglas ("Doug") M. Graves, PO Box 92, Graves Mill, VA 22721,
> dugmill(a)aol.com, wrote that he and the owner of the Graves Mill
> in Graves Mill, VA are trying to get the structure listed as a
> Landmark and with the National Registry of Historic Places. The
> in a critical stage (meaning it is about to fall down). They hope
> the historical designation in order to get tax incentives for
> If anyone has any information, photographs, documentation, milling
> etc., regarding the Graves Mill, please contact Doug at the above
> by phone. This would be extremely helpful for them in the formal
> application process.
> ABOUT THIS BULLETIN:
> This bulletin is written and edited by Kenneth V. Graves,
> ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org. Ken Graves is also editor of the Graves
> Newsletter, the official publication of the Graves Family
> bulletin will contain announcements and news of special interest to
> descendants with Internet access. It will not contain queries,
> photos, and the kind of in-depth articles that appear in the Graves
> TO SUBMIT MATERIAL TO THIS BULLETIN:
> Send any material you would like to have included in this bulletin
> ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org. The editor reserves the right to accept,
> reject any material submitted.
> TO JOIN THE GRAVES FAMILY ASSOCIATION:
> If you do not already belong to the GFA, you can join by sending
> year to Graves Family Association, 20 Binney Circle, Wrentham, MA
> (more details on GFA website). Payment may also be sent
> PayPal by going to www.paypal.com
and sending payment to
> Benefits include access to the "members only" section of the
> membership directory, and help with learning more about your
> family. The purpose of the GFA is to bring together as many
> possible to work toward learning more about the Graves/Greaves
> help other descendants, and to instill pride in our ancestry.
> Although the contents of this bulletin are copyrighted by the
> Association and Kenneth V. Graves, you are hereby granted rights,
> otherwise specified, to re-distribute articles to other parties for
> non-commercial purposes only. Do not re-distribute the newsletter
> TO SUBSCRIBE OR UNSUBSCRIBE TO THIS BULLETIN:
> To subscribe to this bulletin, send an e-mail message to
> ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org. Please include your full name. Your
> mailing address and information on your Graves/Greaves ancestry
> be appreciated, although not essential.
> To remove your name from this subscription list, send an e-mail
> ken.graves(a)gravesfa.org asking to be removed.
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