Presley Peter J. Clevenger

1 August 1849–7 April 1938 (Age 88)
Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States

The Life of Presley Peter J.

When Presley Peter J. Clevenger was born on 1 August 1849, his father, Squire Clevenger, was 37 and his mother, Sarah Ann Gossett, was 31. He married Sarah Isabel Henwood on 11 August 1872, in Harrison, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Garner Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1900 and McClelland, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 7 April 1938, in Norwalk Township, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie, Iowa, United States.

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Presley Peter J. Clevenger
Sarah Isabel Henwood
Marriage: 11 August 1872
Edward Kavanaugh
Eva Almira Clevenger
Le Roy Clevenger
Lilly Clevenger

Spouse and Children

11 August 1872
Harrison, Missouri, United States


    Edward Kavanaugh



    Le Roy Clevenger


    Lilly Clevenger


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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.

Age 14

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 26

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

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

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

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Sources (3)

  • Presley Clevinger in household of Squire Clevinger, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Presley Clevenger in household of Ralph E Lloyd, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Thesley Clevinger, "United States Census, 1900"

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