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40. Marcellus Chase GRAVES was born on 6 Oct 1846 in Youngstown, Niagara County, New York. The Tuscola County, Michigan death record lists Marcellus as born in Vermont. He died on 16 Nov 1923 in Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan/USA. Marcellus owned and operated a jewelry and watch repair shop at the corner of Main and Huron in Vassar, Michigan. He was the leader of the Graves Martial Band of Vassar Michigan which in 1914 was the largest fife and drum corps in Michigan numbering 31 pieces.

He was married to Mary Alida NORTON (daughter of * Oliver DeWitt NORTON and Bridgett Lowe MILLER) on 7 Aug 1873. Mary Alida NORTON was born on 16 Feb 1855 in Arbela Township, Tuscola County, Michigan/USA. She died on 28 May 1927 in Vassar, Tuscola County, Michigan/USA. Marcellus Chase GRAVES and Mary Alida NORTON had the following children:

child46 i. Raliegh N. GRAVES ,Rolla was born on 17 May 1876 in Dell Rapids, South Dakota.. He died on 28 May 1877 in Rapids, Tuscola County, Michigan. (3) Cause of death listed as Dropsy in heart.
child+47 ii. Charles S. GRAVES.
child+48 iii. Lula Madelle GRAVES.
child+49 iv. Lena Hortense GRAVES.
child+50 v. Alice M. GRAVES.
child+51 vi. Bertha Alida GRAVES.
child+52 vii. Smith H. GRAVES.