Merritt Alton Clevenger

Male23 September 1904–15 May 1976

Brief Life History of Merritt Alton

When Merritt Alton Clevenger was born on 23 September 1904, in Saratoga, Ward Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States, his father, Benjamin Franklin Clevenger, was 25 and his mother, Della Catherine Beachler, was 21. He married Marguerite Ann Misner on 29 October 1938, in Grand Haven, Ottawa, Michigan, United States. He lived in Jackson Township, Randolph, Indiana, United States in 1920 and Greenville, Montcalm, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 15 May 1976, in San Mateo, San Mateo, California, United States, at the age of 71.

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Merritt Alton Clevenger
Joann Gordon Lybrook
Marriage: 7 May 1947

Sources (12)

  • Mirrett A Clevenger in household of Benjamin I Clevenger, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Merritt A Clevenger in household of Benj T Clevenger, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Michigan, Marriage Records, 1867-1952

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 May 1947
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (3)

    World Events (8)

    1906 · Saving Food Labels

    Age 2

    The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.

    1906 · Great San Francisco Earthquake

    Age 2

    A 7.8 magnitude earthquake shook San Francisco for approximately 60 seconds on April 18, 1906. A 1906 report by US Army Relief Operations recorded the death toll for San Francisco and surrounding areas at 664. Later reports record the number at over 3,000 deaths. An estimated 225,000 people were left homeless from the widespread destructuction as 80% of the city was destroyed.

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

    Age 19

    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

    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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