Aaron Erastus Cleveland

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Aaron Erastus Cleveland

Humphrey, Cattaraugus County, New York, USA
Death 7 Jan 1939 (aged 92)
Madison County, Iowa, USA
Burial Earlham, Madison County, Iowa, USA
Memorial ID 45732025 · View Source
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h/o E Jane (Belding) Cleveland, Ella (Lee) Carroll Cleveland

Civil War Vet
Co E 1st Wisconsin Cavalry

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Died: 07 Jan 1939


A. E. Cleveland of Earlham Last Survivor in County Died Saturday

Madison county’s last living veteran of the Civil war passed last Saturday. He was Aaron E. Cleveland of Earlham, who died at his home at the age of 92 years.

Mr. Cleveland enlisted for the defense of his country on March 28, 1864, at Farmington, Wis. At that time he was 17 years of age. He served as private in Company E, First Wisconsin Cavalry. He was engaged in the battle of Franklin, Tenn., against the Confederate cavalry under the famous Generals Wheeler and Forrest, and participated in the Wilson raid, which was running fight through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Georgia. He received an honorable discharge on July 19, 1865, at Edgefield, Tenn.

Mr. Cleveland was a native of Humphrey, New York, and was born May 26, 1846, the son of Andrew and Lucy Wheeler Cleveland. When he was seven years old they moved to Jefferson county, Wisconsin, where he grew to manhood. He was married to Jane Belding of Hebrew, Wis. They were the parents of four children. In 1901 he was married to Ella Lee Carroll.

With the exception of 15 years spent in Montana, he had been a resident of Iowa and the vicinity of Earlham for 63 years.

He was deeply interested in civic affairs, and recalled with pride that he had cast his first vote for Abraham Lincoln. He was affiliated with the Presbyterian church and was a member of the Odd Fellow and Rebekah lodges, and was the last member of the G. A. R. post of Madison county.

Two of his children, Perry and Elva, preceded their father in death. He is survived by his wife; two sons, Sydney Cleveland of Van Meter and Roy Cleveland of Winterset, four grandchildren and one great grandchild.

Funeral services were held Monday from the Presbyterian church at Earlham, and the burial service was held with military honors, in charge of the American Legion. Pall bearers were Charles Mleynek, Mervyn McLennan, Charles Thrailkill, Robert Lewis, Dale Callison, and E. G. Tough.

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  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron Erastus Cleveland (26 May 1846–7 Jan 1939), Find A Grave Memorial no. 45732025, citing Earlham Cemetery, Earlham, Madison County, Iowa, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave (contributor 8) .