Truman Siqupsiraq Cleveland

9 April 1926–25 November 2009 (Age 83)
Shungnak, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States

The Life of Truman Siqupsiraq

When Truman Siqupsiraq Cleveland was born on 9 April 1926, in Shungnak, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States, his father, Charlie Qupilguq Cleveland, was 32 and his mother, Isabel Kuvlu Gray, was 23. He lived in Judicial District 2 Nome, Alaska, United States in 1930 and Noatak-Kobuk Recording District - No. 11, Judicial District 2 Nome, Alaska, United States in 1940. He died on 25 November 2009, in Ambler, Northwest Arctic Borough, Alaska, United States, at the age of 83.

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Truman Siqupsiraq Cleveland
Cora Nauyagiuraq Sheldon

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    Edna Atanana Cleveland


    Frank Cleveland



    Sarah Sailaq Cleveland


    Oscar Cleveland


World Events (8)


Age 1

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Age 1

"Shungnak was orginally settled at the site of today's Kobuk in 1899. River erosion caused residents to move the village downstream to a site called ""Kochuk"" in 1927. The new site was renamed Shungnak."
1948 · The Beginning of the Cold War

Age 22

The Berlin Blockade was the first major crises of the Cold War. The Soviet Union blocked all access to the sectors of Berlin under Western control and offered to drop the blockade if the newly introduced Deutsche Mark was removed from West Berlin. The Berlin Blockade showed the different ideological and economic visions for postwar Europe. Even though there wasn't any fire fight during the cold war, many of these skirmishes arose and almost caused nuclear war on multiple occasions.

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)

  • Truman Cleveland in household of Charles Cleveland, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Truman Cleveland in household of Charlie Cleveland, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Truman T Cleveland, "United States Social Security Death Index"

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