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Monument to Frank B. Graves (1861-1931) and his wife, Mary E. Van Wormer (1863-1953), in Albany Rural Cemetery, on Cemetery Avenue off NY State Route 32, in Menands, Albany County, New York. Frank B. Graves was a cotton and wool merchant, born in Massachusetts. His mother and father moved their family to Albany in 1867. He later became president of the National Textile Manufacturing Company.

Designed by Major David Bates Douglass and established in 1841, Albany Rural is a 467-acre National Historic Landmark and the final resting place for over 135,000 people.

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About the author Michael Kleen

Michael Kleen is an author, raconteur, and occasional traveler. He has a M.A. in History and M.S. in Education. He enjoys studying military history, folklore, and philosophy.

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