John M. Cleveland

9 June 1865–20 November 1939 (Age 74)
Wayne, Michigan, United States

The Life Summary of John M.

When John M. Cleveland was born on 9 June 1865, in Wayne, Michigan, United States, his father, Nelson Cleveland, was 46 and his mother, Frances Jones, was 44. He married Jennie May Pipher on 6 November 1889, in Mason Township, Cass, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Porter Township, Cass, Michigan, United States for about 40 years and Vandalia, Cass, Michigan, United States in 1930. He died on 20 November 1939, in Penn, Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Union, Cass, Michigan, United States.

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John M. Cleveland
Jennie May Pipher
Marriage: 6 November 1889
Lloyd Jason Cleveland
Mary Alice Cleveland
Hazel Esta Cleveland
Stanley Devere Cleveland
Nelson B Cleveland

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  • Marriage
    6 November 1889Mason Township, Cass, Michigan, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 1
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.
    1879 · New State Capitol Building Dedicated
    Age 14
    After the second state capitol had been destroyed, Michigan Governor Henry P. Baldwin initiated the passing of a bill that would cover the costs for a new building. The bill was adopted and raised over $1 million by a six year state income tax. Architect Elijah E. Myers' design named Tuebor, or I will defend, was selected and he was commissioned to design the new capitol building. The renaissance revival brick and sandstone building soared 267 feet from the ground and was dedicated on January 1, 1879.
    Age 21
    Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of several places in Devon, Essex, or the North Yorkshire, formed from the genitive plural (clifa) of Old English clif ‘bank, slope’ + land ‘land’.Americanized form (and a rare Norwegian variant) of Norwegian Kleveland or its variant Kleiveland, and also of Kleven or its variant Kleiven.History: Grover Cleveland (1837–1908), 22nd and 24th president of the US, was the fifth child of a country Presbyterian clergyman. His father, Richard Falley Cleveland, a graduate of Yale College and of the theological seminary at Princeton, was descended from Moses Cleaveland who arrived in MA in 1635.

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

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    Sources (29)

    • John Cleveland in entry for Nelson Cleveland, "Michigan, County Births, 1867-1917"
    • John M Cleveland, "United States Census, 1930"
    • John M Cleveland in entry for Stanley D Cleveland, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2019"

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