John James Cleveland

July 1873–6 November 1907 (Age 34)
Kansas, United States

The Life of John James

When John James Cleveland was born in July 1873, in Kansas, United States, his father, John Cleveland, was 27 and his mother, Mary Angelia Wheeler, was 24. He married Jessie Ellen Goodwin on 1 December 1896, in Elk, Kansas, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Elm Creek Township, Morris, Kansas, United States in 1875 and Fayette Township, Hillsdale, Michigan, United States in 1880. He died on 6 November 1907, in Moline, Elk, Kansas, United States, at the age of 34, and was buried in Wild Cat Township, Elk, Kansas, United States.

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John James Cleveland
Jessie Ellen Goodwin
Marriage: 1 December 1896
John Cleveland

Spouse and Children

1 December 1896
Elk, Kansas, United States


    John Cleveland




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World Events (8)

1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 2

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.
1877 · Nicodemus is Founded

Age 4

The town of Nicodemus was founded by African-American migrants from Kansas in 1877.

Age 13

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

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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Story Highlight

August 31, 1873 Letter-Mary Angelia (“Gial”) Wheeler Cleveland to her mother, Jemima Nutten Wheeler

Council Grove, Kansas August 31, 1873 Dear Mother, It has been a long, long time since I have heard one word from you. John was saying today that he guessed you had “soured on me”. I want to know if …

Sources (3)

  • James L Cleavland in household of John Cleavland, "United States Census, 1900"
  • James Cleaveland in household of James Wheeler, "United States Census, 1880"
  • J Cleveland in entry for Evelyn Grace, "Kansas County Birth Records, 1885-1911"

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