GEORGE TYLER CLEVELAND

B. May 22, 1878 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
D. June 27 1943 in Round Lake, 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 (1804-1891) 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;  According to “THE GENEALOGY OF THE CLEVELAND AND CLEAVELAND FAMILIES” compiled by Edmund Janes Cleveland and Horace Gillette Cleveland, 1899, Hartford, Conn., page 1219:

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   GEORGE FRANCIS CLEVELAND (John Milton), m. Salem, Wis., Mar. 21, 1864, Caroline Marie Fox, b. Mentor, O., May 29, 1838, d. Hiram and Rachel (Grover), 1. 1882, Avon, Ill., machinist. Ch. b. Avon: 9718-21 STORM FREDERICK, June 18, 1865. CHARLES FRANCIS, June 28, 1867. DEXTER DAVID, Aug. 28, 1869. WILLIAM ALONZO, Jan. 20, 1873. 9722 ANNETTA JOSEPHINE CLEVELAND, Dec. 5, 1874; GEORGE TYLER, May 22, 1878; ROBERT HENRY, b. Nov. 14, 1880, d. Sept. 1, 1881.”

  • Mother: Caroline Marie (Fox) Cleveland born May 29, 1838 in Mentor, Lake County, OH daughter of Hiram Fox and Rachel (Grover) Fox
  • Wife: Edith A. (Bauer) Cleveland born October 24, 1882 in Lake County, IL, daughter of Frederick Bauer (1857-1902) and Esther Elizabeth (Brown) Bauer (1860-1896); married George Tyler Cleveland on March 14, 1904 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; George and Edith divorced between 1920 and 1930; Edith died June 2, 1969; buried in Grant Cemetery, Ingleside, Lake County, IL; According to the McHenry Plaindealer (McHenry IL) Friday, June 20,1969, page 5:

DEATH

   We were sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. Edith Cleveland of Round Lake.  She was Mrs. Marge Schmeltzer’s mother.  Mr. and Mrs. Schmeltzer are former residents of Spring Grove.  Mr. Schmeltzer was manager of a local lumber company for about fifteen years.  Our heartfelt sympathy is extended to them.”

  • Children:
    1. Marjorie L. “Marge” (Cleveland) Schmeltzer born June 24, 1909 in Illinois; married Alfred W. T. Schmeltzer (1908-1987); Marjorie died July 1983 (See section pertaining to Marjorie L. “Marge” (Cleveland) Schmeltzer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery) (See section pertaining to Alfred W.T. Schmeltzer buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
  • Siblings:
    • Storm Frederick Cleveland born June 18, 1865 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; married (1) Mary (1870-unknown); 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 Grays Lake, Lake County, IL
    • Dexter David Cleveland born August 26, 1869 in Lake County, IL; married Lelia (1881-unknown) on March 27, 1912 in Chicago, Cook County, IL; Dexter died June 15, 1943 in Waukegan, Lake County, IL (See section pertaining to Dexter David Cleveland buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • William Alonzo Cleveland born January 20, 1873 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL
    • Annetta 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 (Cleveland) Ralph buried in the Fort Hill Cemetery)
    • Robert Henry Cleveland born November 14, 1880 in Avon Township, Lake County, IL; Robert died September 1, 1881
    • May B. Cleveland born March 1885 in Illinois

Additional Information:

According to the 1880 U.S. Census for Town of Avon, Lake County, IL the household members were: George 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 labour, 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 1910 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Cleveland, head, age 32, married once for 6 year, born in Illinois, father born in New York, mother born in Ohio, occupation: farmer – general farm; Edith Cleveland, wife, age 27, married once for 6 years, 1 child born, 1 child living, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Marjorie L. Cleveland, daughter, age 10/12, single, born in Illinois; George F. Cleveland, father, age 72, widowed, born in New York, parents born in New York, occupation: laborer – odd jobs; Letia M. Bauer, sister in law, age 19, single, born in Illinois, occupation: servant – private house; Frank Carnezke, boarder, age 32, single, born in Russia, parents born in Russia, immigrated 1904, occupation: farmer – on farm.

According to the U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918:
“Name: George Tyler Cleveland; Permanent Home Address: Benham, Harlan County, KY; Age in Years: 40; Date of Birth: May 22, 1878; Present Occupation: Coal Miner; Employer’s Name: Wisconsin Steel Co. Inc.; Place of Employment: Benham, Harlan County, KY; Nearest Relative: Edith A. Cleveland, Benham, Harlan County, KY; Height: Medium; Build: Mediumt; Color of Eyes: blue; Color of Hair, gray; signed: September 10, 1918.”

According to the 1920 U.S. Census for Round Lake Village, Avon Township, Lake County, IL the household members were: George Cleveland, head, age 41, married, born in Illinois, parents born in U.S.; occupation: confectioner – own store; Edith Cleveland, wife, age 32, married, born in Illinois, father born in Germany, mother born in Illinois; Marjorie Cleveland, daughter, age 10, single, born in Illinois

According to the Independent Register (Libertyville IL) Friday, July 20, 1922, page 1:

GEO. CLEVELAND IS “NOT GUILTY”
   “George Cleveland of Round Lake who was on trial Thursday afternoon in the county court on a charge of violating the prohibition law was found not guilty by a jury verdict.
   Cleveland, who conducts a resort at Round Lake, put up the defense that the liquor seized by the dry squad had been in his possession prior to the enactment of the prohibition law.”

According to the 1930 U.S. Census Farmington Township, Vilas County, WI the household members were: George T. Cleveland, head, age 53, divorced, born in Illinois, parents born in Ohio, occupation: proprietor – summer cottages

According to the 1940 U.S. Census for Avon Township, Lake County, IL living on Round Lake Rd., the following household members were: George Cleveland, age 62, married, highest grade completed: 8; born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935; E. S. Ralph, brother in law, age 64, married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, same place in 1935; occupation: steam operator – R. R.; Josephine Ralph, sister, age 65 married, highest grade completed: 8, born in Illinois, lived in same place in 1935.

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