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Sterl Franklin Cleveland (1925 - 2013)

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Sterl Franklin (Frank) "Frank" Cleveland
Born in Vinita, Craig County, Oklahoma, USAmap
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Brother of , , and [private sister (1930s - unknown)]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Died in Owensboro, Daviess County, Kentucky, USAmap
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Sterl Franklin Cleveland and his twin sister Merl F (Cleveland) Cravens were born on December 17, 1925, in Vinita, Oklahoma.[1] He was the son Lawernce Cleveland and Myrtle Ford They were the 3rd and 4th children of 5 children.

The family moved from Oklahoma back to White Rock, McDonald Co., Missouri, where they had a farm. The family was lived on the farm in 1930, when the twins were 3 yrs old, with their parents and older siblings, Stella-13, and Virgil-9.[2]They moved to a farm in Pineville, Missouri where he was 14 in 1940.[3]

He was drafted into the Navy at age 20, in May of 1946 in Jane, Missouri.[4] He got out of the Navy on May 6 1946,in Saint Louis, Missouri.[5]

He married Dolores Jean Bush in about 1946, in Mcconald Co., Missouri. They had two children. one son and one daughter.[6]

They lived in California, and Kentuucky. Their resicence was in Hartford, Kentucky in 1978.-99[7]

He died on August 17, 2013, in Owensboro, Daviess Co., Kentucky, at the age of 87, and was buried in the Okwood Cemetery, in Hartford, Ohio Co., Kentucky.[8][1]


Frank Cleveland retired from Alcoa Aluminum in Newburgh, Ind. He was a lifetime member of VFW and a Kentucky Colonel.

He was preceded in death by his parents Lawrence Virgil Cleveland and Myrtle Ford Cleveland and his wife Dolores Jean Cleveland. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, a twin sister, Merl Cravens; Stella McFerron and Virgil Cleveland.

He is survived by one son, one daughter, three grandchildren and five great grandchildren.

World War II US Navy Veteran

From find a Grave.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed 14 December 2019), memorial page for Sterl Frank Cleveland (17 Dec 1925–17 Aug 2013), Find A Grave: Memorial #115973124, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Hartford, Ohio County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by CemCreeper (contributor 47905483)
  2. 1930 United States Federal Census; Census Place: White Rock, McDonald, Missouri; Roll: 1210; Page: 3A; Dwelling 46; Family 48; Line 6-11; April 11th, 1930; Enumeration District: 0020; Image: 901.0; FHL microfilm: 2340945; Ancestry's 1930 Census Image
  3. 1940 United States Federal Census; Census Place: Pineville, McDonald, Missouri; Roll: T627_2126; Page: 3B; Household 59; Line 58-64; April 16th 1940; Enumeration District: 60-17; Ancestry's 1940 Census Image
  4. U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947; The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Selective Service System, 147; Box: 60-17; Ancestry's U.S. Records of the WW II Draft Cards Young Men Ancestry Record 2238 #15906195
  5. "Missouri, Reports of Separation Notices, 1941-1946," database, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 December 2019), Sterl Franklin Cleveland, 06 May 1946; citing Military Service, St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, Missouri State Archives, Jefferson City.
  6. California Birth Index, 1905-1995; Birthdate: 5 Feb 1950; Birth County: Riverside; Ancestry's California Birth Inbdex Ancestry Record 5247 #4408046
  7. U.S. Phone and Address Directories, 1993-200; Ancestry's U.S. Phone and Address Directories Ancestry Record 7339 #144374071
  8. Social Security Death Index; State (Year) SSN issued California -Before 1951

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