Geneva Clevenger

Female13 March 1881–19 August 1949

Brief Life History of Geneva

When Geneva Clevenger was born on 13 March 1881, in Clarksville, Johnson, Arkansas, United States, her father, John Henry Clevenger, was 39 and her mother, Mary Ann Willsie, was 37. She married James Riley Poteet on 7 August 1898, in Johnson, Arkansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Adair, Oklahoma, United States in 1935 and Lees Creek Township, Adair, Oklahoma, United States in 1940. She died on 19 August 1949, at the age of 68, and was buried in Stilwell Cemetery, Stilwell, Adair, Oklahoma, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Riley Poteet
Geneva Clevenger
Marriage: 7 August 1898
Barney Crawford Poteet
Orie Ethel Poteet
Arra Lucille Poteet
James Harley Poteet
Austin Newell Poteet
Minnie L Poteet
Elmer Eugene Poteet
Bert Lee Poteet
Ervin Willard Poteet
John Poteet

Sources (14)

  • Genevie Pateet in household of James R Pateet, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Geneva Clevengen, "Arkansas, County Marriages, 1837-1957"
  • Geneva Clevenger Poteet, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 August 1898Johnson, Arkansas, United States
  • Children (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (8)

    +3 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries - 1893: Johnson, Arkansas, United States

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 19

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Clavinger, status name for the keeper of the keys in a great household, Latin clavigerus, from clavis ‘key’.

    History: George Clevenger was born in Yonkers, NY, in 1654, the son of JohnClevenger (born 1633), who probably came from Devon, England.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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