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Clergyman

James Wesley Graves, American clergyman. Member Phi Delta Theta.; Mason.

Background

Graves, James Wesley was born on January 25, 1868 in Brookston, Indiana, United States. Son of Elza B. and Emily Jane Graves.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Franklin College, Indiana, 1896. Graduate Rochester (New York) Theological Seminary, 1899. Doctor of Divinity, Des Moines College, 1912.

Career

July 24, 1892; children—Mistress Ruth Vivian Dooley, Mistress Esther Bernice Preston, Mistress Thelma Blanche Rogers, Winifred Virginia (Mistress John R. D. Ransom). Ordained Baptist ministry, 1899. Pastor, Mendon, New York, 1896-1897, Gibbon, Nebraska, 1899-1902, Waverly, Iowa, 1902-1904, Dubuque, Iowa, 1904-1907, Calvary Church, Des Moines, Iowa, 1907-1912.

General secretary of Inter-Church Council, Des Moines, 1912-1914. Pastor First Church, Muscatine, Iowa, 1914-1918. Organization secretary temperance work for Baptist denomination, Philadelphia, 1918.

Associate secretary Temperance Commission and National Temperance Council of Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1918. Representative National Committee Northern Baptist Laymen. 1919; pastor First Church, Clarksburg, West Virginia, 1919-1925, Binghamton, New York, 1925-1932.

First Church, Des Moines, March-May 1933. Executive secretary All Iowa Prohibition Emergency Committee, April-July 1933. President of Public Welfare Commission, Des Moines, 1911-1914.

Secretary social service commission of Baptist World Alliance, 1911. Alternate member Executive Committee Federal Council Churches of Christ in America, 1911. Trustee of Des Moines College, 1908.

Member board Iowa Baptist Convention, 1908-1918. Member Executive Board West Virginia Baptist State Convention, 1920-1925. Member board mngrs. American Baptist Publication Society (vice Chairman of the Board, 1924-1925.

1st vice president, 1924-1925). Member board of trustees Anti-Saloon League of New York. Vice president Colgate-Rochester Division School Alumni Association, 1932-1933.

Membership

Member Phi Delta Theta.

Connections

Married Flora Emma Pierce. Children: Mistress Ruth Vivian Dooley, Mistress Esther Bernice Preston, Mistress Thelma Blanche Rogers, Winifred Virginia (Mistress John R. D. Ransom).

father:
Elza B.

mother:
Emily Jane Graves

spouse:
Flora Emma Pierce.

child:
Mistress Ruth Vivian Dooley Graves

child:
Mistress Esther Bernice Preston Graves

child:
Mistress Thelma Blanche Rogers Graves

child:
Winifred Virginia Graves (Mistress John R. D. Ransom)