Madison Sylvester Kline

15 April 1853–1 December 1937 (Age 84)
Porter Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Madison Sylvester

When Madison Sylvester Kline was born on 15 April 1853, in Porter Township, Clarion, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Aaron Kline, was 22 and his mother, Elizabeth Wyant, was 19. He married Caroline Carrie Viola Luther on 2 September 1880. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ridgway Township, Elk, Pennsylvania, United States for about 30 years and Cleveland, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States for about 10 years. He died on 1 December 1937, in University Heights, Cuyahoga, Ohio, United States, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

Madison Sylvester Kline
Caroline Carrie Viola Luther
Marriage: 2 September 1880
Frederic Luther Kline
Hugh Earl Kline
Mildred E Kline
Robert Lyle Kline

Spouse and Children

2 September 1880


Parents and Siblings

    Aaron Kline






    Mary Catherine Kline


    Penina Jennie Kline


    David Ursines Kline


    Elvin N Kline


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1860 · Perry Monument on Public Square

Age 7

The Perry Monument was erected at the center of Public Square to commemorate the victory of the Battle of Lake Erie by Oliver Hazard Perry. It was Ohio's first monumental sculpture. It has since been moved to Fort Huntington Park.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 7

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 22

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Americanized spelling of Dutch, German, and Jewish Klein .2 Slovenian (eastern Slovenia): probably a nickname or topographic name from klin ‘wedge’, ‘wooden peg’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • M S Kline in household of Frank Dudley, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Madison Kline in household of Aaron Kline, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Madison S Kline in household of Aaron Kline, "United States Census, 1860"

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