Irene Viola Van Cleave

24 February 1875–28 December 1938 (Age 63)
Okaloosa, Jefferson, Kansas

The Life of Irene Viola

When Irene Viola Van Cleave was born on 24 February 1875, her father, Peter Cameron Van Cleave, was 47 and her mother, Loruhama Irwin, was 38. She married Horace Biglow Schaeffer on 10 November 1898. She lived in Ozawkie, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1880 and Oskaloosa, Jefferson, Kansas, United States in 1900. She died on 28 December 1938, in Tulsa, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States, at the age of 63.

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Family Time Line

Horace Biglow Schaeffer
Irene Viola Van Cleave
Marriage: 10 November 1898

Spouse and Children

10 November 1898

Parents and Siblings

    Peter Cameron Van Cleave


    Loruhama Irwin




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World Events (8)

1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 1

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 2

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 21

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 Vietnamese: unexplained.2 Dutch (De Van): metonymic occupational name for a winnower or a maker of winnowing fans, from Middle Dutch van(ne) ‘fan’.3 English: Western English variant of Fann .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Irena Viora Van Cleve in household of Peter C Van Cleve, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Irene Schaeffer in household of H Schaeffer, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Irene V. Van Cleve, "Kansas, Marriages, 1840-1935"

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