Mary Lillian Thrasher
b. 24 September 1857, d. 9 February 1922
- Father: John Thomas Thrasher b. 16 February 1827, d. 30 July 1885
- Mother: Martha Louisa Hagerty b. 5 February 1835, d. 15 November 1915
- Mary Lillian Thrasher was born on 24 September 1857 in Alabama.
- She was known as Lillie.
- She is not enumerated with her family in the 1860 census.
- John Thomas Thrasher and Martha Louisa Hagerty appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1870 in Elmore County, Alabama, and one farm laborer.. Other members of the household included Mary Lillian Thrasher, John W. Thrasher, Emera Mitchell Thrasher, Earnest Blasingame Thrasher, Elizabeth Zimmerman Thrasher, Olive Emma Thrasher, Phillip H. Thrasher, Allene Thrasher and Frances Juliet Thrasher.
- She married George C. Graff, son of John H. Graff and Anna M. Wiggins, on 5 June 1879 in Elmore County, Alabama, with J. A. Lancaster officiating.. George's brother Thomas married a first cousin of Lillie's father..
- George C. Graff and Mary Lillian Thrasher appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1880 in Wetumpka, Elmore County, Alabama, and George's brother Charles H. Graff, and four servants.. Other members of the household included John Henderson Graff.
- George C. Graff and Mary Lillian Thrasher appeared in the US federal census of 1 June 1900 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 940 Adams Street. Other members of the household included Charles J. Graff, George C. Graff, Elizabeth G. Graff, Lucille Graff and Kirby Smith Graff.
- The following appeared on 11 April 1907 in The Montgomery Advertiser: The remains of the late Charles J. Graff, the 25-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. George C. Graff of this city, who died in Hendersonville, N. C., after a long illness, were laid to rest yesterday. Mr. Graff left Montgomery for Hendersonville about a week ago, thinking to benefit his health by the changte of climate, but the change was Unavailing.
The remains were shipped to Montgomery, and arrived here yesterday morning at 2:40 o'clock. The body was then taken to Robinson Springs, where interment was made in the family burying ground. Rev. W. M. Cox officiated at the services.
The pall bearers were C. J. Fay, J. B. Beasley, R. M. Vandiver, John Vincentelli, Buford Martin, James O'Hara, J. P. Cornwell and Walter Brassell.
Mr. Graff leaves a father and mother, two brothers, George C. Graff and Curby [sic] Graff, and two sisters, Mrs. Holt Hudson and Miss Lucile Graff.
- George C. Graff and Mary Lillian Thrasher appeared in the US federal census of 15 April 1910 in Montgomery, Alabama, at 940 Adams Street. Other members of the household included Lucille Graff, John L. Capell, Holt Harrison Hudson, Elizabeth G. Graff, Mamie Lillian Hudson, Margaret L. Hudson and Kirby Smith Graff.
- The following appeared on 28 June 1910 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Graff, and Mrs. Holt Hudson, and little daughter, Margaret Hudson, will leave today for Philadelphia, New York, Niagara Falls and Canada. Returning through the New England states, they will take the steamer at Boston and return home by water about August 1.
- Mary Lillian Thrasher became a widow at the 28 July 1912 death of her husband George C. Graff.
- The following appeared on 20 August 1916 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mrs. Holt Hudson and children, Mrs. Lowery Capell, and children, and Mrs. Lillie Graff, have gone to Millbrook to spend the remainder of the summer.
- Mary Lillian Thrasher died on 9 February 1922 at age 64 in Montgomery County, Alabama.
- She was interred at Greenwod Cemetery, Montgomery, Alabama.
- The following appeared on 10 February 1922 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Mrs. Mary Lillian Graff died Thursday evening at 6:30 at her residence, 940 Adams street after an extended illness. She was 64 years old and had been a resident of Montgomery for 27 years, coming here from her former home in Wetumpka.
Surviving are two sons: G. C. Graff, Jr., of Montgomery and K. S. Graff of Philadelphia. Two daughters, Mrs. Holt H. Hudson and Mrs. J. L. Chapell of Montgomery. Four sisters: Mrs. T. R. Sharpe and Mrs. Joseph Wright, Montgomery; Mrs. Fred Patterson and Mrs. Emera Parker of Birmingham besides a number of grandchildren.
Funeral services will be announced later pending arrival of relatives.
- The following appeared on 13 February 1922 in The Montgomery Advertiser: Funeral services for Mrs. Mary Lillian Graff were held from the residence, 409 [sic] Adams avenue, Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, Rev. W. R. Bickerstaff, assisted by Dr. Charles A. Stakely, officiating, and interment was made in Greenwood cemetery. The following acted as pall bearers: J. A. Chambless, F. B. Neely, C. J. DeWitt, Haygood Paterson, E. G. Lutz, O. C. Humphrey, A. R. Goodson and Professor J. M. Starke.
- Last Edited: 28 Jun 2014
Family: George C. Graff b. 4 July 1854, d. 28 July 1912
- John Henderson Graff b. 15 March 1880, d. 11 August 1902
- Charles J. Graff b. 5 January 1883, d. 8 April 1907
- George C. Graff b. September 1884
- Elizabeth G. Graff+ b. November 1886, d. 6 April 1948
- Lucille Graff+ b. September 1888, d. 27 February 1925
- Infant Graff b. circa 1890, d. circa 1890
- Kirby Smith Graff+ b. 14 February 1892, d. 16 March 1964
- Mary Lillian Graff b. 17 December 1895, d. 3 March 1897