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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Walter DeWillis Carpenter
Leah Blanche Cleveland
Gerald Wendell Carpenter
Loyal Eugene Carpenter
Merle Dean Carpenter
Gene Carpenter
Patricia Carpenter

Spouse and Children




    Loyal Eugene Carpenter



    Gene Carpenter


    Patricia Carpenter


Parents and Siblings

    James Ackly Cleveland


    Emma A Young





    Della Izetta Cleveland


    Lowell Vinton Cleveland


    Elsie Lucille Cleveland



+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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