Cleveland,  Richard Folsom

Cleveland, Richard Folsom

Male 1897 - 1974  (76 years)

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  • Name Cleveland, Richard Folsom  [1, 2
    Born 28 Oct 1897  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Find A Grave Memorial 38551271 
    Residence 1900  Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died 10 Jan 1974  Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Tamworth, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Fowlers Mill Cemetery
    Person ID I24004  Sullivan Burgess Family Tree | Charlemagne I Descendant, Ancestors of President Cleveland, The Hyde History, William The Conqueror Descendent
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 

    Father Cleveland, Stephen Grover,   b. 18 Mar 1837, Caldwell, Essex, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1908, Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Folson, Frances Clara,   b. 21 Jul 1864, Buffalo, Erie, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1947, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married 02 Jun 1886  Washington, District of Columbia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2756  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gailor, Ellen Douglas,   b. 01 Jan 1897, Memphis, Shelby, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1954, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Married 20 Jun 1923 
    Divorced 1940 
    Children 
     1. Cleveland, Anne Mary,   b. 03 Jan 1925, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jul 1999, Oklahoma City, Canadian, Oklahoma, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [natural]
     2. Cleveland, Thomas Grover,   b. 1928, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    +3. Cleveland, Charlotte Gailor,   b. 21 Jan 1930, Baltimore, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 2007, Brunswick, Cumberland, Maine, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Jan 2017 
    Family ID F11096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Oct 1897 - Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Princeton, Mercer, New Jersey, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 10 Jan 1974 - Baltimore, Maryland, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Tamworth, Carroll, New Hampshire, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Cleveland, Richard Folsom and Sisters
    Cleveland, Richard Folsom and Sisters
    Cleveland, Richard Folsom
    Cleveland, Richard Folsom

    Family Crest
    Cleveland Family Crest
    Cleveland Family Crest
    This interesting surname is of Anglo-Saxon origin, and is a regional name from a district in North Yorkshire around Middlebrough. The derivation of Cleveland, which first appears circa 1110 in the Yorkshire Charters as "Clivelanda", is from the Olde English pre 7th Century "clif", cliff or hill, with "land", land; thus, "a hilly district". During the Middle Ages, when it became more usual for people to migrate from their birthplace, they would often adopt the placename as a means of identification, thus resulting in a wide dispersal of the name. In the case of regional names they tended to be acquired when someone travelled a considerable distance from his original home, where a specific locational name would be meaningless to his new neighbours. Early recordings from Yorkshire Church Registers include: the christening of Christiane Cleveland on May 16th 1574, at Filey, and the christening of Ann Cleveland on August 10th 1599, at Normanton. A Coat of Arms granted to a family of the name is described thus: "Per chevron black and ermine a chevron engrailed counterchanged, the Crest being a demi old man proper habited blue having on a cap red turned up with a hair front, holding in the dexter hand a spear headed silver on the top of which is fixed a line proper passing behind him, and coiled up in the sinister hand. The first recorded spelling of the family name is shown to be that of John Cleveland, which was dated April 20th 1572, recorded at Filey, Yorkshire, during the reign of Queen Elizabeth 1, known as "Good Queen Bess", 1558 - 1603. Surnames became necessary when governments introduced personal taxation. In England this was known as Poll Tax. Throughout the centuries, surnames in every country have continued to "develop" often leading to astonishing variants of the original spelling.

  • Notes 
    • Son of President Grover Cleveland and Frances Cleveland.
      Richard would serve as an officer in the Marines during World War I. After his service was over he went to Princeton University and graduated from there in 1919. After his graduation he went on to study law at Harvard Law School where he graduated in 1924. He became a successful lawyer in Baltimore and lived in the city his entire life. In 1967 he became a delegate to the Maryland state constitutional convention. Cleveland passed away in Baltimore and was buried in Carroll, NH. His sister Esther was buried near him when she died six years later.

  • Sources 
    1. [S206] Hyde Genealogy Descendants in the Female as Well as in the Male Lines by Reuben Hyde Walworth, Reuben Hyde Walworth, (Date: 1864;).

    2. [S167] FindAGrave, (Name: www.findagrave.com;).
      Record for Richard Folsom Cleveland

    3. [S32] 1900 USA Federal Census, taken June 1, 1900.