Youngest of three children of Harriet Amelia (Andrews) and John Clever. Married Nancy Alberta Smith in 1882. Father of Goldie Geraldine, Charles Gordon, John James, William Albert, Frederick Smith and Alexander Suter. Brother of Mary Marilla and Thomas Brown Clever. Half-brother of Eddie, Miranda, Albina, James, Walter,Hattie, Alice, Dora and Carrie Wilson. Step-brother of Louis, Ruth and Bruce Eugene Wilson. Step-son of John William Wilson.