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Salem Pioneer Cemetery ~ Melvina Graves ~ part of the Marion County Pioneer Cemeteries of Oregon
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Melvina Graves
MAIDEN NAME: Pyburn AKA 1: Piborn AKA 2:  AKA 3: 
BORN: May 1835 DIED: 18 Apr 1926 BURIED: 20 Apr 1926
BIRTH PLACE:  Missouri
DEATH PLACE: Hillsdale, Multnomah Co., Oregon
Name of father Edward Pyborn
Maiden name of mother Elizabeth Robbins
[md 24 Dec 1832 at Crawford Co., Missouri. Source - Missouri Marriages to 1850 (]
MARRIAGE - Melvina PIBORN md James Graves 22 Nov 1853 in Benton Co., Oregon. 
1870 OR CENSUS - Melvina Graves, age 24, b. Missouri, is enumerated with husband James, age 29, occupation cabinet maker, b. Ohio, along with Charles A., age 4, b. Oregon, Mary C., age 3, b. Oregon, Maria E., age 1, b. Oregon, and John W., age 2 mos, b. Oregon. Also enumerated with the family is Elizabeth Pyburn, age 16, b. Missouri.
1880 OR CENSUS - Melvina Graves, age 35, b. Missouri, is enumerated with husband Jas., age 39, occupation cabinet maker, b. Ohio, along with Chas. A., age 15, b. Oregon, Mary C., age 13, b. Oregon, Maria, age 12, b. Oregon, John, age 10, b. Oregon, May, age 8, b. Oregon, Clara, age 6, b. Oregon, and Olive, age 2, b. Oregon.
DISCREPANCY - birthplace given as Tennessee on DC, as Missouri in 1880 census record.
OSBH DC (Multnomah County 1926) #89 - Melvina Graves, female, widowed, b. May 1835 at Memphis, Tennessee, d. 18 Apr 1926 at Hillsdale, Oregon at the age of 90 yrs 11 mos, name of father ----Pyburn (b. Tennessee), maiden name of mother ----Robbins (b. Tennessee), interment Salem, Oregon 20 Apr, undertaker J. P. Finley & Son, informant Miss O. C. Graves of Hillsdale, Oregon.
GRAVES - April 18, at Hillsdale, Or., Melvina Graves, aged 90 years. At the bedside were Miss O. C. Graves and Mrs. A. H. Klink, daughters. The funeral service will be held tomorrow (Tuesday), April 20, at 10 A.M., at Finley's chapel, Montgomery and Fifth streets. Friends invited. Commitment in I. O. O. F. cemetery, Salem, Or.
Oregonian, The (Portland, Oregon) 19 Apr 1926
No marker, but likely to have been buried next to her husband,m James Graves, who is buried in sp 3 SW in lot #393
OSBH DC (Multnomah County 1926) #89 
Benton Co., Oregon Marriage Database (Rootsweb)
Saucy Survey
1870 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Corvallis, FA #237)
1880 OR CENSUS (Benton Co., Corvallis, FA #855)
Oreg 19 Apr 1926

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