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Frederick Wyatt Graves ’30

Published in June 12, 1991, issue

WE KNEW HIM as Freddie, later, at least intrafamily, he answered to Ted. His death arrived suddenly via cardiac arrest en route to the hospital in McAllen, Tex., Dec. 24, 1990, just 12 years to the day after the death of his wife, Kathryn, whom he married in 1933. His son, Fred W. III, lives in Houston, Tex., and his daughter, Chula Graves Jessup, is in Aurora, Ont., Can., near where Freddie had a home for summertime fishing.

At Princeton he belonged to Terrace Club, was active on the PRINCETONIAN and FRESHMAN HERALD boards, was president of Whig, and did publicity for the Triangle Club. He roomed with Dick Powell.

After Princeton Freddie heard the call to "Go west, young man," left Memphis, Tenn., and soon became involved in the food industry in Texas with the Food Center, Inc. and the canneries in Jacksonville. At our 25th, he admitted he was a typical Texan, in that he had a variety of investments (including oil) and held directorships in seven commercial and two charitable organizations. McAllen, Tex., is close to Mexico and Freddie spent much time below the border. The Class extends its sympathy to his son and daughter.

The Class of 1930

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Chula Kay Graves-Jessup-Al-Diasty Says:

2009-02-16 16:43:47

Ted, how I wish you were still here. I will always love you a lot and wish we could be together again. Your loving daughter, Chula. Toronto, On. Canada
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