Ninth Generation


Frank Cleaves

With his horse and Buggy

60. Franklin Arthur9 CLEAVES (Herbert8, John E.7, Israel6, Eaton Jr.5, Eaton Sr.4, Robert3, John2, William1) (#798) was born in Brown Twp.,, Paulding Co.,, OH 19 AUG 1892. Franklin died 24 MAR 1958 in Defiance Co., OH., at age 65. His body was interred MAR 1958 in Monroe Twp. Cem., Putnam Co., OH..

He married Florence WIGHT 10 MAR 1915 in Putnam Co., OH.(3) (Florence WIGHT is #797.) Florence was born 6 JUN 1894 in Putnam Co., OH. Florence was the daughter of Charles Eugene WIGHT and Emma Elizabeth BEHNER. Florence died 3 FEB 1984 in Defiance Co., OH., at age 89. Her body was interred 6 FEB 1984 in Monroe Twp. Cem., Putnam Co., OH.. Frank Cleaves served in WW I, and contacted the mumps and was discharged due to medical complications to the mumps. He was first employed as a conductor on the Nickle Plate (Clorverleaf) RR working out of Continental, OH and then later moved his family to Highland twp in Defiance Co., and took up farming on 160 acres.

Franklin Arthur CLEAVES and Florence WIGHT had the following children:


Merle Cleaves

about 14 yrs old.

child 84 i. Merle Edwin10 CLEAVES (#803) was born in Putnam Co., OH 30 DEC 1915. Merle died 19 SEP 1929 in Defiance Co., OH., at age 13. His body was interred SEP 1929 in Monroe Twp. Cem., Putnam Co., OH..

child + 85 ii. Glenn Howard CLEAVES was born 29 OCT 1921.

child + 86 iii. Alice Ruth CLEAVES was born 19 DEC 1927.


Ralph & Pat Cleaves

child + 87 iv. Ralph Eugene CLEAVES (still alive).

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