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Dr. M. N. Graves, is also engaged in the banking business in the city of Atlantic, and operates a private concern, although doing an extensive business.

Dr. M. N. Graves, one of Atlantic's enterprising and most successful business men, came to Cass county in 1875, where he practiced medicine about five years, when he engaged in the drug business. This business was afterward carried on under the firm name of Graves and Weber, until the fall of 1884, when he disposed of his interest in the drug store to Mr. Weber. He has since operated a bank, which is a private concern, owned exclusively by himself and does a general banking business in all its branches. He has for some time had an interest in a large drug store at Audubon, which is still carried on under the firm name of Graves and Houston. Mr. Graves was born in Bradford county, Pennsylvania, in April, 1850, and is the son of George G. and Irene (Stevens) Graves, the former a native of New Haven, Connecticut and the latter of Stevensville, Bradford county, Pennsylvania. When four years of age he went with his parents to Carroll county, Illinois, where they lived about fourteen years, when he removed to Wyoming, Jones county, Iowa. Here he entered the office of J. M. Terry, M. D., and began the study of medicine. He afterward studied and attended lectures at the Cincinnati Medical college for three years, graduating from that institution during the winter of 1871-2. He returned to Jones county and began practice, which he continued until 1875, when he removed to Atlantic, Cass county, as above stated, where he has since resided. He is a member of the Eclectic Medical institute. Mr. Graves has large property in Cass county and surrounding States, and has been very prosperous in a business capacity, and freely contributes to all enterprises of merit. He was married December 24, 1872, to Emma I. Dubois, a native of Iowa. They have two children--George and Leon.

Contributed by Lisa Varnes-Rex from "History of Cass County, Iowa. Together With Sketches of its Towns, Villages and Townships, Educational, Civil, Military and Political History: Portraits of Prominent Persons, and Biographies of Old Settlers and Representative Citizens." Springfield, Ill.: Continental Historical Company, 1884, pg. 871.

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