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John Cleveland "Cleve" Pence
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Birth: Jan. 6, 1886
Carter County
Kentucky, USA
Death: May 20, 1967
Lewis County
Kentucky, USA


Vanceburg, Kentucky - Lewis County recorded it's first traffic fatality of the year at 10:30 p.m. Saturday when JOHN CLEVELAND PENCE, 81, of Quincy, was struck and killed by a car while crossing the highway at Quincy.

The Kentucky State Police report that Pence got off of a church bus at Quincy at the intersection of Route 10 and Briary Road and walked in front of a westbound car driven by Mike Sellers of Vanceburg, and was killed instantly.

Pence, a native of Carter County, was a retired farmer.

Survivors include six sons, Willie and Russell, both of Maysville, Kentucky, Otis and Oatis of Mansfield, Ohio, Edward of Springfield, Ohio and James of Elyria, Ohio, two daughters, Josephine Stevens of Mansfield and Mrs. Harold Spaeth (Sarah) of Hollywood, Florida; a brother, Lewis Pence and a sister, Mrs. Julie Porter, both of Lucasville, Ohio. Several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Funeral services are to be held at 2 p.m. at Methodist Church at Quincy, under the direction of Dickerson Funeral Home. Burial at Quincy Methodist Cemetery.


Frances and "Cleve," as he was known, moved from Carter County around 1930, after the death of Cleve's father, Joe, in March of 1929. They settled in Quincy, a small town in Lewis County, just a short walking distance from the Ohio River. The only job that I have ever heard that my grandfather Cleve had was stripping tobacco. He could not read or write, but understood money very well. My grandpa Cleve did not drive a car, but walked everywhere he went, he said that he liked to walk, I believe it kept him slim and trim.

(Written by Judy Pence Farst, Granddaughter)


Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000 about John C. Pence
Name: John C. Pence
Death Date: 20 May 1967
Death Place: Lewis
Age: 81
Residence: Lewis


September 12, 1918

Grayson, Carter County, Kentucky, USA
World War I Draft Registration Lists- Medium Height, Medium Weight, Blue Eyes, Gray Hair, Married with Children, Self-Employed Farmer, No Disabilities Listed, Signed his name with an X.


Parents: Joseph W. Pence & Margaret Anne "Annie" Tomlin

Wife: Sarah Frances Frazee married John Cleveland Pence on July 24, 1904. They were married at the home of William Frazee, the father of the bride in Greenup County, Kentucky.
Family links: 
  Joseph W. Pence (1856 - 1929)
  Margaret Ann Tomlin Pence (1858 - 1940)
  Sarah Frances Frazee Pence (1889 - 1962)
  Joseph William Pence (1905 - 1984)*
  Sarah Ann Pence Spaeth (1908 - 1998)*
  Elbert Pence (1909 - 1911)*
  Russell Allen Pence (1911 - 2002)*
  Minnie Pence (1913 - 1924)*
  Rell Pence (1916 - 1927)*
  Opal Pence Meltebrink (1918 - 1958)*
  Dorothy Pence (1920 - 1920)*
  Ottis F. Pence (1922 - 1999)*
  Oatis Ellis Pence (1927 - 2000)*
  James Elwood Pence (1928 - 2014)*
  Josephine Pence Stephens (1931 - 2013)*
  Joseph Pence (1876 - 1945)*
  Julia Pence Porter (1877 - 1968)*
  Honor Pence Whisman (1883 - 1951)*
  John Cleveland Pence (1886 - 1967)
  Warren George Pence (1887 - 1957)*
  Rosa Jane Pence Collier (1890 - 1951)*
  Peter Pence (1894 - 1944)*
  Earl Pence (1896 - 1926)*
  Louis Pence (1898 - 1978)*
  Plewy Pence (1898 - 1900)*
*Calculated relationship
Methodist Cemetery
Lewis County
Kentucky, USA
Created by: Judy Farst
Record added: Feb 12, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 48046487
John Cleveland Cleve Pence
Added by: Judy Farst
John Cleveland Cleve Pence
Added by: Judy Farst
John Cleveland Cleve Pence
Added by: Judy Farst
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Eternal love from our family
- RFB Jenkins
 Added: Feb. 14, 2016
Love to my Grandfather,
- Judy Farst
 Added: Nov. 17, 2015

- RFB Jenkins
 Added: Feb. 10, 2015
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