Dorothy May Cleaver

Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Dorothy May

Dorothy May Cleaver was born in 1897, in Leicester, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom as the daughter of Arthur Herbert Cleaver and Mary. She married Arthur Green Smith on 6 December 1917, in Belgrave, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom.

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Arthur Green Smith
Dorothy May Cleaver
Marriage: 6 December 1917

Spouse and Children

6 December 1917
Belgrave, Leicestershire, England, United Kingdom

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World Events (8)

1904 · The Entente Cordiale

Age 7

The Entente Cordiale was signed between Britain and France on April 8, 1904, to reconcile imperial interests and pave the way for future diplomatic cooperation. This ended hundreds of years of conflict between the two states.

Age 11

London, United Kingdom hosts Summer Olympic Games.
1928 · Women Granted Right to Vote

Age 31

Women in England over the age of 21 were granted the right to vote on May 7, 1928.

Name Meaning

1 English: from Middle English clevere ‘one who cleaves’ (a derivative of Old English clēofan ‘to split’), hence an occupational name for someone who split wood into planks using a wedge rather than a saw, or possibly for a butcher.2 English: topographic name from Middle English cleve ‘bank’, ‘slope’ (from the dative of Old English clif) + the suffix -er, denoting an inhabitant.3 Americanized spelling of German Kliewer or Klüver ( see Kluver ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Dorothy May Cleaver, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Dorothy May Cleaver, "England, Leicestershire Parish Registers, 1533-1991"
  • Dorothy Cleaver in household of Arthur Cleaver, "England and Wales Census, 1901"

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