Retta Melvina Galbreath

21 August 1910–16 November 1999 (Age 89)
Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States

The Life of Retta Melvina

When Retta Melvina Galbreath was born on 21 August 1910, in Chanute, Neosho, Kansas, United States, her father, Preston Duckworth Galbreath, was 42 and her mother, Addie Alice Edwards, was 24. She married Clarence Ralph Cleaver on 12 April 1930. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Thayer, Neosho, Kansas, United States in 1935. She died on 16 November 1999, in Poulsbo, Kitsap, Washington, United States, at the age of 89.

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Family Time Line

Clarence Ralph Cleaver
Retta Melvina Galbreath
Marriage: 12 April 1930
Willis Leon Cleaver
Larry Dwain Cleaver
Darlene Alice Cleaver

Spouse and Children

12 April 1930


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1912 · The Girl Scouts

Age 2

Like the Boy Scouts of America, The Girl Scouts is a youth organization for girls in the United States. Its purpose is to prepare girls to empower themselves and by acquiring practical skills.
1916 · Boeing Aircraft

Age 6

The Boeing Aircraft was named and created by William Boeing. The first two planes were Bluebill and Mallard and the first flight was July 15, 1916. Boeing aircrafts made their debut during WWI. 
1935 · The FBI is Established

Age 25

The Bureau of Investigation's name was changed to the Federal Bureau of Investigation to help citizens know that the Government is helping protect from threats both domestically and abroad.

Name Meaning

Scottish: variant spelling of Galbraith .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Retta Galbreath in household of Preston D Galbreath, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Reta M Galbreath in household of Preston D Galbreath, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Retta Cleaver in household of Clarence Cleaver, "United States Census, 1940"

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