William M. Graves

1846 - 1912

District 1 Commissioner
1892 - 1898


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