DEXTER DAVID CLEVELAND

B. August 26, 1869 in Lake County, IL
D. June 15, 1943 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL
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  • Father: George Francis Cleveland born May 25, 1837 in Starkey, Yates County, NY son of John Milton Cleveland (1804-1881) and Mary Ann (Tyler) Cleveland (1818-1902); married Caroline Marie Fox on March 21, 1864 in Salem, Kenosha County, WI; George died May 6, 1916 in Avon, Lake County, IL; buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the Lake County Independent (Libertyville IL) Friday, May 12, 1916, page 7:

“On Thursday, March 4th, occurred the death of Mr. Geo. F. Cleveland.  He was born in Columbia Co, New York, the second child of a family of eleven.  He was married to Caroline Fox in March 1864.  Seven children were born, of which four sons and two daughters remain to mourn his death.  Funeral was held Sunday at 2:00 P. M. at Round Lake, C. A. Miller officiating.  Burial at Grant cemetery”

  • Mother: Caroline Marie (Fox) Cleveland born May 29, 1838 in Mentor, Lake County, OH daughter of Hiram Fox and Rachel (Grover) Fox
  • Wife: married Lelia (1881-?) on March 27, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL
  • Siblings:
    • Storm Frederick Cleveland born June 18, 1865 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL, married (1) Mary G. Usher (1870-1961) on November 18, 1888 in Anderson County, KS; married (2) Quintilla Sheets (1870-1952) on November 25, 1916 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Storm died October 25, 1926 in Cook County, IL; buried in Arlington Cemetery, Elmhurst, DuPage County, IL
    • Charles Frances Cleveland born June 28, 1867 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Charles died April 30, 1926 in Norwood Park, Cook County, IL; buried in Grayslake, Lake County, IL; According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL 2015:

“Name: Charles Cleveland; Death Date: 30 Apr 1926; Death Place: Dunning Co. Hospital; Cause of Death: Arterio Scierosis; Age : 58 yrs; Minister: Rev. Jesse, Undertaking Room; Burial Place: Grayslake Cem”

    •  William Alonzo Cleveland born January 20, 1873 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
    • Annetta Josephine “Josephine” (Cleveland) Ralph born December 5, 1874 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; married Elmer Samuel Ralph about 1918; Elmer was born December 8, 1877 in Ursa, Adams County, IL son of Roland R. Ralph and Louisa U. (Stafford) Ralph; (still living in 1942 according to the U.S. World War II Registration Card); Annetta died August 25, 1945 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Annetta Josephine “Josephine” (Cleveland) Ralph buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • George Tyler Cleveland born May 22, 1878 in Avon, Township, Lake County, IL; married Edith A. Bauer (1882-1969) on March 14, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL daughter of Frederick Bauer (1857-1902) and Esther Elizabeth (Brown) Bauer (1860-1896); George and Edith divorced between 1920 and 1930; Edith is buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; George died June 17, 1943 in Round Lake, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to George Tyler Cleveland buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Robert Henry Cleveland born November 14, 1880 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; died September 1, 1881
    • May B. Cleveland born March 1885 in Illinois

Additional Information:

According to the 1870 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL with a Hainesville post office, the household members were: George Cleveland, age 33, occupation: farmer, born in New York; Caroline Cleveland, age 32, born in Ohio; Levin Cleveland, age 5, born in Illinois; Charles Cleveland, age 3, born in Illinois; Dexter Cleveland, age 1, born in Illinois

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for the Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: Georg (sic) F. Cleveland, age 43, married occupation: farmer, born in New York, parents born in New York; Caroline M. Cleveland, age 42, wife, married, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Storm Cleveland, age 15, son, single, occupation: farm laborer, born in Illinois; Charles Cleveland, age 13, son, single, born in Illinois; Dexter Cleveland, age 11, son, single, born in Illinois; William Cleveland, age 7, son, single, born in Illinois; Josephine Cleveland, age 5, daughter, single, born in Illinois; Georg (sic) Cleveland, age 2, son, single, born in Illinois.

According to the 1900 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: Caroline Cleveland, head, born May 1838, married 36 years, 8 children born, 7 children living, born in Ohio, parents born in Ohio; Charles F. Cleveland, son, born June 1867, age 32, single, born in Illinois; Dexter D. Cleveland, son, born August 1869, age 30, single, born in Illinois; William H. Cleveland, son, born January 1873, age 27, single, born in Illinois; Josephine Cleveland, daughter, born December 1874, age 25, single, born in Illinois; May B. Cleveland, born March 1885, single, born in Illinois (NOTE: George F. Cleveland, father of Dexter, was living with living with his son, Storms Cleveland)

According to the 1910 U.S. Census for Southhampton, Suffolk County, NY living on Meeting House Lane the household members were: Kithemie Singleton, head, age 62, widowed, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Canada, parents born in Ireland, occupation: boarding house; Cuthbert W. Singleton, son, age 25, single, born in Massachusetts, father born in Canada, mother born in Ireland, occupation: operator – telegraph; Theresa Manse, servant, age 18, single, born in German, parents born in Germany, immigrated in 1908, occupation: servant – boarding house; Oscar Cornell, boarder, age 24, single, born in Norway, parents born in Norway; immigrated in 1900, occupation: carpenter – house; John W. MacNiven, boarder, age 33, single, born in England, parents born in Scotland, immigrated in 1908; occupation: electrician – house; William M. McDermott, boarder, age 21, single, born in Pennsylvania, father born in Ireland, mother born in Pennsylvania; occupation: laborer – odd jobs; Dexter Cleveland, boarder, age 40, single, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio, occupation: carpenter – house; Edward Kenney, boarder, age 25, single, born in Massachusetts, parents born in Massachusetts, occupation: carpenter – house.

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for the City of Waukegan, Waukegan Township, Lake County, IL living at 516 So. Utica St., the household members were: David Cleveland, head, age 50, married, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Illinois, occupation: carpenter – contractor; Lelia Cleveland, wife, age 39, married, born in Illinois, parents born in Illinois.

According to the 1930 U.S. Census for the Township of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: Dexter D. Cleveland, head, age 60, divorced, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio, occupation: carpenter – contract company

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Round Lake Rd., the household members were: D. D. Cleveland, head, age 71, widowed, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935, born in Illinois

According to the Lake County Illinois Genealogical Society. “Strang Funeral Home – Grayslake, Illinois – 1908-1964”. Mundelein IL. 2015:

“Name: Dexter D. Cleveland; Birth Date: 28 Aug 1869; Birth Place: Avon Twp.; Death Date: 15 Jun 1943; Death Place: Waukegan; Cause of Death: Carcinoma; Wid; Occupation: Carpenter; Minister: Funeral Home; Burial Place: Fort Hill Cem.; Next of Kin: Geo. Cleveland (Avon Twp.) – Father, Mary Ann Tyler (Avon Twp.) – Mother”

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