Lulu Graves and Edith Graves were sisters and daughters of George M. Graves. George M. was born in Vienna, Oneida county, New York on April 9, 1836. He married Mary Jane Skinkle on October 22, 1861 and they moved to Minnesota Lake, Minnesota. They had ten children and then moved to Newberg in 1889. Mary passed away in April of 1911 and George followed in April of 1915.
George M. had a brother, W.H. Graves, and two sisters, Julia Gordon and C.M. Hailston.
George and Mary's children were George A., Amos A., Gilbert G., Charles H., G. Herbert, Jay O. Mary Cox, Mirtle Atkinson, Lulu, and Edith. George and Charles attempted to publish the "Newberg Enterprise" but the paper did not last long. George eventually moved to Portland where he was the district manager for the Maccabees. Charles grew and sold prunes as well as giving lectures and exams as a practical phrenologist and physiognomist. Edith lived in Newberg as a teacher and became a Methodist missionary to China and Lulu became a teacher.