Henry Whitney Cleveland

16 May 1848–
New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Henry Whitney

When Henry Whitney Cleveland was born on 16 May 1848, in New Berlin, Waukesha, Wisconsin, United States, his father, Moses Cleveland, was 37 and his mother, Margaret G Whitney, was 31. He lived in Rock Island, Rock Island, Illinois, United States in 1880.

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Moses Cleveland
Margaret G Whitney
Marcus Marcellus Cleveland
Mary C. Cleveland
Sarah A. Cleveland
Henry Whitney Cleveland
Zuelieka Cleveland
Helen Augusta Cleveland
Elisabeth H. Cleveland
Libbie Hannah Cleveland
Charles Finley Cleveland

Parents and Siblings



    Marcus Marcellus Cleveland


    Mary C. Cleveland


    Sarah A. Cleveland




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World Events (8)

1854 · The Creation of the Republican Party

Age 6

A debate continues over the location of the creation of the Republican Party. Some sources claim that the party was formed in Ripon, Wisconsin, on February 28, 1854. Others claim the first meeting of the Republican Party took place in Jackson, Michigan, on July 6, 1854, where the Republican Party was officially organized. Over 1,000 people were present and candidates were selected for the party, thus making it the first Republican convention.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 33

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Name Meaning

1 English: regional name from the district around Middlesbrough named Cleveland ‘the land of the cliffs’, from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank’, ‘slope’ + land ‘land’. See also Cleaveland .2 Americanized spelling of Norwegian Kleiveland or Kleveland, habitational names from any of five farmsteads in Agder and Vestlandet named with Old Norse kleif ‘rocky ascent’ or klefi ‘closet’ (an allusion to a hollow land formation) + land ‘land’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Henry Cleveland in household of Moses Cleveland, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Henry Cleveland in household of Moses Cleveland, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Henry C. Cleaveland in entry for Bessie Calista Cleaveland, "Illinois Births and Christenings, 1824-1940"

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