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John Oliver Cline
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Birth: Sep. 20, 1844
Lycoming County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Feb. 4, 1929
Los Angeles County
California, USA

Civil War Veteran, Co. K, 57th Illinois Infantry.

Enlisted on 25 February, 1863 as a Private. Mustered out 7 May, 1865 at Gainesville, Kentucky. Enlisted under the name Oliver Klinefelter. His military records have "Oliver Cline alias Oliver Klinefelter". He died in Soldiers Home, Sawtelle, Calif. His military death records say he was born in Penn., age 75, 5' 9 1/2", light complexion, blue eyes, gray hair, Protestant, farmer, living in Lompoc, Calif. (prior to living at the Soldier's Home), married to Elice C. Cline.

John Oliver Klinefelter was born 20 September, 1844 in Lycoming County, Penn, son of John and Mary Snyder Klinefelter. He married in Goleta, Santa Barbara, California, on 1 Jan. 1884, to Elice C. Kenyon, daughter of Gurdin N. and Destemona E. Wilson Kenyon. Family legend says he changed his last name from Klinefelter to Cline, otherwise Elice wouldn't marry him. He was known as "Ollie" by family members.

Oliver and Elice were the parents of Alvin "Alvie" Burtis and Sherman Gurdin Cline.

Oliver moved into the Soldiers Home in Sawtelle on 27 February, 1919, and lived there until his death. Elice moved to Sawtelle to be near Oliver, was in L.A. in the 1930 census, died in Santa Barbara on 12 Nov. 1942, and was buried at Los Angeles National on 16 November, 1942.

Family links: 
  John Klinefelter (1805 - 1878)
  Mary Klinefelter (1811 - 1897)
  Elice Clarissa Kenyon Cline (1858 - 1942)*
  Alvin Burtis Cline (1884 - 1947)*
  Sherman Gurdin Cline (1892 - 1973)*
  Sarah Lucretia Klinefelter Fisher (1836 - 1902)*
  John Oliver Cline (1844 - 1929)
  Anthony F. Klinefelter (1855 - 1867)*
*Calculated relationship
Los Angeles National Cemetery
Los Angeles
Los Angeles County
California, USA
Plot: 53, 11/I
Maintained by: nancy robison
Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Offi...
Record added: Mar 04, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 3697491
John Oliver Cline
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- nancy robison
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