Leah Blanche Cleveland

19 May 1904–26 February 1986 (Age 81)
Floyd, Iowa, United States

The Life of Leah Blanche

When Leah Blanche Cleveland was born on 19 May 1904, in Floyd, Iowa, United States, her father, James Ackly Cleveland, was 43 and her mother, Emma A Young, was 33. She had at least 4 sons and 1 daughter with Walter DeWillis Carpenter. She lived in Webster Township, Day, South Dakota, United States in 1940 and Lockport, Will, Illinois, United States in 1966. She died on 26 February 1986, in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Joliet, Will, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Walter DeWillis Carpenter
1904–1968
Leah Blanche Cleveland
1904–1986
Gerald Wendell Carpenter
1926–1976
Loyal Eugene Carpenter
1930–1977
Merle Dean Carpenter
1936–1988
Gene Carpenter
1939–2005
Patricia Carpenter
1941–2009

Spouse and Children

children

(5)

    Male1926–1976Male

    Loyal Eugene Carpenter

    Male1930–1977Male

    Male1936–1988Male

    Gene Carpenter

    Male1939–2005Male

    Patricia Carpenter

    Female1941–2009Female

Parents and Siblings

    James Ackly Cleveland

    Male1860–1936Male

    Emma A Young

    Female1870–1943Female

siblings

(6)

    Male1892–1979Male

    Della Izetta Cleveland

    Female1893–1984Female

    Lowell Vinton Cleveland

    Male1895–1966Male

    Elsie Lucille Cleveland

    Female1899–1925Female

    Female1904–1986Female

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1906 · Saving Food Labels

Age 2

The first of many consumer protection laws which ban foreign and interstate traffic in mislabeled food and drugs. It requires that ingredients be placed on the label.
1913 · The Completion of the Keokuk Dam

Age 9

The Keokuk Dam was completed in 1913 and began to power the surrounding area. It was the largest single capacity powerhouse in the world at the time. After World War II, the powerhouse was modernized and all the units were converted in 2002. It remains the largest privately owned and operated dam on the Mississippi River.
1926 · Iowa becomes a provider of food to the world

Age 22

Pioneer Hi-Bred International was the leader company experimenting with hybridization of corn and other seeds for agriculture in the world. It helped make different kinds of crop able to grow in harsh conditions so that other parts of the world would be able to farm and become self-sufficient. It was bought out by DuPont in 1999 and has continued to help struggling countries around the world.

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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Sources (3)

  • Leah B Cleveland in household of James A Cleveland, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Leah B Cleveland in household of James R Cleveland, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leah B Cleveland, "South Dakota State Census, 1915"

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