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John George Graves (1865-1945) of J. G. Graves
1865 Born in Horncastle, Lincs., the son of Thomas Graves, a Master Butcher, and his wife Julia Augusta Baker. Brother of Alfred Edward Graves
1896 A cutlery merchant and wholesale jeweller, when he stood for election in Nether Hallam ward; described as an "able debater" and someone who had "triumphed over the attacks of his enemies".. He was one of the 2 Liberal candidates elected for that ward
1901 One of 3 Councillors for Walkley Ward in the new Sheffield Corporation
1902 Lost his seat at the election; took a case for libel against his opponent who won the case. His barrister told the court that Mr Graves was a jeweller, manufacturer of plate, tools, and furniture and was a dealer in woollen goods; he employed about 3000 hands in the business and had around 70,000 agents around the country; his turnover was nearly £1 million.
c.1911 Although John George Graves appears in the directories for West Yorkshire around this time, his entry in the 1911 census has not been found
1927 Lord Mayor of Sheffield
1929 Death of his wife Lucy at Lucknow, India.
1929 Alderman for Ecclesall Ward, Sheffield
1945 Died in Sheffield