Cleveland, John Durham

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John Durham Cleveland Soundex Code C414

John Durham Cleveland, Life Insurance;

born in Ottawa, Illinois, Sunday, August 4, 1861;

son of Festus P. and Mary Cleveland nee Lyon;

education: grammar schools, Chicago high school, Chicago College of Pharmacy;

married: Bertha L. Craig, of Chicago, Tuesday, February 21, 1888;

daughters: Antoinette and Mary.

Began as clerk in the Illinois Agency of the New England Mutual Life Insurance Company, 1885; later became agent and then cashier, 1902-11; general agent Illinois Life Insurance Company since Friday, September 1, 1911.

Republican

Methodist

Mason (32nd degree)

Past Grand Commander Knights Templar of Ill.; President Triennial Commission, 31st Triennial Conclave Knights Templar, 1910; Shriner

Club: Chicago Athletic Club

Home: 532 Touhy Avenue, (1895, 1897, 1904); 517 Touhy Avenue, (1901, 1902); 6977 N. Ashland Avenue (1905, 1911, 1919).

Office 10 S. LaSalle Street, 1905; 705 First National Bank Building, 1911.

Along with Henry D. Capitain, Cleveland began a legal movement to create the Ridge Avenue Park District that would serve to improve West Ridge and Rogers Park, west of the Chicago & North Western Railway's tracks in to Ridge Boulevard.

Source: Book of Chicagoans, 1911 page 141. Rogers Park Directory, 1919, page 17.

Chicago Blue Book

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland were listed in the 1890 Chicago Blue Book, page 617. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland were listed in the 1891 Chicago Blue Book. This issue did not list the address of Rogers Park residents.

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland were listed in the 1892 Chicago Blue Book, page 757. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland were listed in the 1893 Chicago Blue Book, page 778. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland were listed in the 1894 Chicago Blue Book, page 772. This issue does not list the address of anyone living in Rogers Park.

Mr. & Mrs. John Durham Cleveland, 532 Touhy Avenue, 1904 Chicago Blue Book, page 274.