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Merl F Cleveland and her twin brother Sterl “Frank” were born on December 17, 1925, in Big Cabin/Vinta, Craig, Oklahoma.She was the daughter of Lawernce Cleveland and Myrtle Ford. The family moved from Oklahoma back to White Rock, McDonald Co., Missouri, where they had a farm in White Rock, McDonald Co., Missouri. The twins were 3 yrs old on the 1930 census, with their parents and older siblings, Stella-13, and Virgil-9.On the 1940 census they were age 14 and the family had moved to Pineville, Missouri.
She married Wayne Eugene Cravens on March 6, 1945, in Tulsa, Oklahoma.They had eight children.
They lived in Wichita, Kansas, where Wayne was a driver for Yellow Transit Freight lines Inc. in 1957.Later they moved to Arkansas city, Kansas, where they lived at 904 S 3rd St..
She died on February 11, 2009, in Dexter, Kansas, at the age of 83, and was buried in Arkansas City, Kansas and was buried In the Parker Cemetery.
↑ 1.01.1 " Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed 14 December 2019), memorial page for Merle Cleveland Cravens (17 Dec 1925–11 Feb 2009), Find A Grave: Memorial #39463432, citing Parker Cemetery, Arkansas City, Cowley County, Kansas, USA ; Maintained by Christine Beaty (contributor 46607293) .
↑ 1930 United States Federal Census; Census Place: White Rock, McDonald, Missouri; Roll: 1210; Page: 3A; Dwelling 46; Family 48; Line 6-11; April 11 1930; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 901.0; FHL microfilm: 2340945; Ancestry's 1930 Census Image
↑ 1940 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Pineville, McDonald, Missouri; Roll: T627_2126; Page: 3B; Household 59; lines 58-64; April 16, 1940; Enumeration District: 60-17; Ancestry's 1940 Census Image
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