Cleona Sarah Francis Coleman

18 April 1888–12 February 1985 (Age 96)
Cambridge Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States

The Life of Cleona Sarah Francis

When Cleona Sarah Francis Coleman was born on 18 April 1888, in Cambridge Township, Guernsey, Ohio, United States, her father, James Samuel Coleman, was 32 and her mother, Mary Jane Cropper, was 28. She married William Alonzo Cavey on 17 February 1904, in Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Columbus, Franklin, Ohio, United States in 1910 and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States in 1920. She died on 12 February 1985, in Euclid, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

William Alonzo Cavey
Cleona Sarah Francis Coleman
Marriage: 17 February 1904
Vonetta Adrie Cavey
Eva M Cavey
Raymond A Cavey
Dorothy Delores Cavey
Baby Girl Cavey
Robert C. Cavey

Spouse and Children

17 February 1904
Cambridge, Guernsey, Ohio, United States


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Parents and Siblings

    James Samuel Coleman


    Mary Jane Cropper




    Delbert William Coleman


    Eliza Coleman


    Lida L. Coleman



    Scott Coleman


+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 2

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.
1890 · The Arcade

Age 2

The Arcade is a cross between a lighted court and a shopping street and was modeled after the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II in Milan, Italy. It was built by the Detroit Bridge Co. and it’s one of the few remaining arcades of its kind in the United States. The structure comprises of two nine-story towers with a skylight and was completely financed by John D. Rockefeller, Marcus Hanna, Charles F. Brush and several other wealthy Clevelanders. In 2001, the Hyatt corporation redeveloped the Arcade into Cleveland's first Hyatt Regency hotel but with the two lower floors of the atrium area remain open to the public with retail merchants and a food court. 
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 28

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

Name Meaning

1 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Colmáin ‘descendant of Colmán’. This was the name of an Irish missionary to Europe, generally known as St. Columban ( c.540–615 ), who founded the monastery of Bobbio in northern Italy in 614 . With his companion St. Gall, he enjoyed a considerable cult throughout central Europe, so that forms of his name were adopted as personal names in Italian (Columbano), French (Colombain), Czech (Kollman), and Hungarian (Kálmán). From all of these surnames are derived. In Irish and English, the name of this saint is identical with diminutives of the name of the 6th-century missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity, and who was known in Scandinavian languages as Kalman.2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Clumháin ‘descendant of Clumhán’, a personal name from the diminutive of clúmh ‘down’, ‘feathers’.3 English: occupational name for a burner of charcoal or a gatherer of coal, Middle English coleman, from Old English col ‘(char)coal’ + mann ‘man’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Leona Coleman in household of James Coleman, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Cleona Caley in household of William A Caley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Leona Cavey in household of William A Cavey, "United States Census, 1910"

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