Azim Cleaves

Male12 October 1842–23 November 1893

Brief Life History of Azim

When Azim Cleaves was born on 12 October 1842, in Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States, his father, Jefferson Cleaves, was 34 and his mother, Almira Twombly, was 33. He married Mary Ellen Morris on 1 January 1862. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Brown, Illinois, United States in 1850. He died on 23 November 1893, in Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Cleaves Cemetery, Lee Township, Brown, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Azim Cleaves
Mary Ellen Morris
Marriage: 1 January 1862
Clarence E Cleaves
Cora A. Cleaves
Lucille Jane Cleaves
John Cleaves
Hettie Cleaves
Alfred Cleaves
Newton Cleaves
Walter Cleaves
Roy Cleaves

Sources (22)

  • Aaron Cleaver, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Azim Cleaves, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1940"
  • Azim Cleaves, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 January 1862
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized

    Age 6

    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.

    1856 · The Largest Map Company in the World

    Age 14

    William Rand opened a small printing shop in Chicago. Doing most of the work himself for the first two years he decided to hire some help. Rand Hired Andrew McNally, an Irish Immigrant, to work in his shop. After doing business with the Chicago Tribune, Rand and McNally were hired to run the Tribune's entire printing operation. Years later, Rand and McNally established Rand McNally & Co after purchasing the Tribune's printing business. They focused mainly on printing tickets, complete railroad guides and timetables for the booming railroad industry around the city. What made the company successful was the detailed maps of roadways, along with directions to certain places. Rand McNally was the first major map publisher to embrace a system of numbered highways and erected many of the roadside highway signs that have been adopted by state and federal highway authorities. The company is still making and updating the world maps that are looked at every day.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Cleave (see Cliff ), with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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