Marion G Cleaver

#1111, b. 22 April 1881, d. 16 March 1967
Father*Monroe Cleaver b. c 1842, d. 21 Sep 1923
Mother*Brunetta Palmer b. 18 Apr 1857, d. 1 Nov 1937
     Marion G Cleaver was born on 22 April 1881 Mt. Angel, Marion County, Oregon. He was the son of Monroe Cleaver and Brunetta Palmer. Marion and Myrtle Carson were married 1907. Marion G Cleaver died 16 March 1967 , Multnomah County, Oregon at age 85.

MARION G. CLEAVER, senior partner of the firm of Cleaver & Miller, proprietors of the Eugene Business College, occupies a conspicuous position among the prominent and helpful business men of this city. He was born in Mount Angel, Oregon, April 22, 1881, his parents being Monroe and Nettie (Palmer) Cleaver. The grandfather, Benjamin Cleaver, was a native of Kentucky, who removed to Illinois and thence, in 1848, to Oregon City and later to what is now Mount Angel. The father was born in Illinois and now resides at Portland, having arrived at the age of seventy years. He was but seven years of age when the family crossed the plains. In early life he took up merchandising as a
business and that was his vocation during the greater part of his career. He also served as postmaster for many years at Mount Angel, but was never a politician. His wife was a daughter of John H. Palmer, who came to Oregon at the same time the Cleaver family migrated to the Pacific slope and settled in Marion county.
Marion G. Cleaver was reared in Oregon, receiving his education in the public and high schools and the academy at Lebanon. He completed his educational career by a course in the university of the state of his nativity. After completing his studies he began to teach in the public schools of Linn and Lane counties and afterward taught at Behnke Walker Business College for two years. Then, in company with his present partner, R. B. Miller, he founded the Modern School of Business, which valuable institution was established in 1909. In 1911 this institution was consolidated with the Eugene Business College. The school, conducted under the latter name, is the oldest of its kind in Oregon south of Salem. Here are taught all of the subjects relating to commercial or stenographic courses and it has about one hundred and thirty students now enrolled.
Mr. Cleaver was married in 1907 to Miss Myrtle Carson, a daughter of W. J. Carson, of Lebanon. Fraternally Mr. Cleaver is a member of the United Artisans. It is fitting that one of Oregon's own sons should be engaged in so practical and necessary a pursuit as that of teaching modern business methods to the sons and daughters, of the state of Oregon. He takes great pride in the conduct of the school which has grown with the years until it makes a most creditable showing among the institutions of this character on the Pacific coast. Eugene has many valuable citizens but it is doubtful if any are accomplishing more good for the rising generation than is being done by the subject of this review through the institution with which he is so intimately connected.1

Family of Marion and Myrtle

Berger, Jonathan #3263, b ca 1700 Switzerland or Germany, d PA
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691, Virginia
Nowlan, John # 867, b bef 1580, Ireland, d Ireland
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690, Lancaster County, Virginia
Wade, Edward # 838, in Virginia bef 1746
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782, Buckingham County, Virginia
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724, Kinnard, Scotland d ca 1752, Orange County, Virginia
Claye, John #1523, b ca 1588, England, d bef 1660, Virginia
Eyres, Joseph # 7329, b 17th century, Virginia or England
Ferris, Richard # 2074, b say 1620 or so, immi 1636, d Virginia
Fuquett, Gills # 3276, d Virginia
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700. d Virginia
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637, London
Humphreys, William # 7331, d Virginia
Lewis, John # 2831, b ca 1620, d Virginia
Marston?, Thomas # 2756, No further information
Palmer, John # 1430 b aft 1719 Virginia
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653, England d 1728, Virginia
Samson, Francis # 3266 in Virginia bef 1700
Wilson, John # 417, b say 1620s, England or Henrico County, Virginia
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586, England, d 18 Apr 1644, Burmuda Hundred, Virginia
Beasley, John #2041 b ca 1717 d bt 1781-1782
Berger, Jonathan #3263
Bruce, John #403 b ca 1724 d ca 1752
Claye, John #1523 b ca 1588
Eyres, Joseph # 7329
Ferris, Richard # 2074
Fuquett, Gills # 3276
Graves, Francis #708 b say 1630 d Aug 1691
Green, Thomas # 2060 b 1700
Hooker, Thomas # 3118 d bef 1637
Humphreys, William # 7331
Lewis, John # 2831
Marston?, Thomas # 2756
Nowlan, John # 867
Pinckard, John # 1404 b ca 1642 d 1690
Povall, Robert # 409 b 1653 d 1728
Samson, Francis # 3266
Wade, Edward # 838
Wilson, John # 417
Woodson, John (Dr.) # 133 b ca 1586 d 18 Apr 1644
Last Edited=24 Feb 2014


  1. [S462] Joseph Gaston The Centennial history of Oregon, 1811-1912, Vol. II (Chicago: S.J. Clarke publishing company, 1912).