George Allen Van Cleave

8 October 1880–27 January 1924 (Age 43)
Woodbury, Iowa, United States

The Life of George Allen

When George Allen Van Cleave was born on 8 October 1880, in Woodbury, Iowa, United States, his father, James H Van Cleve, was 38 and his mother, Margaret Jane Cain, was 33. He married Mary Estella Baker on 8 October 1902, in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Fairview Township, Monona, Iowa, United States in 1885 and Homer, Dakota, Nebraska, United States in 1900. He died on 27 January 1924, in Chehalis, Lewis, Washington, United States, at the age of 43, and was buried in Washington, United States.

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George Allen Van Cleave
Mary Estella Baker
Marriage: 8 October 1902
Margaret Van Cleave
Ruth May Van Cleave
Sally Van Cleave
Carrol Clyde Van Cleave

Spouse and Children

8 October 1902
Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States


    Margaret Van Cleave


    Ruth May Van Cleave


    Sally Van Cleave


    Carrol Clyde Van Cleave


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 1

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.

Age 10

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 16

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 .

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

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Sources (3)

  • George Vancleave in household of Jiner Vancleave, "Iowa State Census, 1885"
  • George A Vancleave in household of James H Vancleave, "United States Census, 1900"
  • George van Cleave in entry for Andrew Jim Tucker and Sally van Cleave, "California, San Francisco County Records, 1824-1997"

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