William M. Graves

District 1 Commissioner
1892 to 1898


Born 1846, died 1912

William M. Graves was born in Illinois and came to Colorado with his parents in 1860. He first apprenticed as a blacksmith in the former town of Golden Gate City, and then in 1868 established Arvada's first blacksmith shop and a threshing business. He became a prominent Arvada resident and served as president of the District 2 Arvada School Board from 1885 to 1906.

William Graves