Blacks@Dartmouth 1775 to 1960

Allen Bouthrod Graves

Physician in Harlem and civic leader

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Dartmouth College A.B.

Class of 1905

1908 Howard Univ (M.D.)

Born  1879  Lynchburg VA

Died 1957 New York NY

Quotes from Biographical Sources

Dr. Allen Bouthrod Graves died on February 3, at his home, 202 West 137th St., New York City. He was born January 13, 1879 in Lynchburg, Va., son of Major and Lucy (Price) Graves. He entered Dartmouth from Howard University Preparatory School. He was well liked by all with whom he came in contact because of his modest but pleasant personality. He devoted himself with earnestness to his studies and with faithfulness to the jobs whereby he met his need for funds.

Determined to be a medical doctor, he spent a year at Dartmouth Medical School, a semester at Harvard Medical School and finished his medical work at Howard University. He started practicing in Harlem where he continued until incapacitated by failing health.

He devoted his life to the service of his people among whom he was held in high esteem and affection. He had been active in the YMCA and the Urban League. His devotion to his college class was shown by his frequent attendance at class gatherings.

He married Goldie C. Long of Jersey City in 1912 who survives him with four daughters, Lucy Graves, Mrs. Roger Ramirez, Mrs. Leonard Burgess and Mrs. Claude Tarver, and two grandchildren, Allen Graves Tarver and Claudia Jeanne Tarver; also by a brother, Frank Graves and a sister, Mrs. Andrew Padgett.

Necrology. (Apr 1957). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 49(7), 86.

Other source(s)

  1. Cromwell, Adelaide M. (2007) Unveiled Voices, Unvarnished Memories: The Cromwell Family in Slavery And Segregation, 1692-1972 (p. 169): University of Missouri Press.
  2. Who's Who in '05 - Dr. Allen B. Graves. (Apr 1952). Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, 44(7), 44-45.

Profile image source: Dartmouth Aegis 1905