Presley P. Cleveland

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, June 9, 1940

P. P. Cleveland, 88, Is Called By Death

Presley P. Cleveland, 88, a Clarkston resident for 23 years, died from complications incident to advanced age at 1:30 yesterday afternoon at his home at 623 Second street. Mr. Cleveland, a retired farmer, held extensive farm lands in the Gifford area at the time of his death. He has been in apparent failing health for the last five years and was bedfast for three months.

Mr. Cleveland was born Aug. 19, 1851, at Sweetwater, Tenn., and came west to the Palouse country in 1890. He later took up farm land at Gifford when the reservation was opened. Mr. Cleveland also operated a ranch in Montana. He retired in 1917 and moved to Clarkston. He was a member of the Baptist church.

Survivors include five sons, Charles F., Gifford; Bruce, Shelby, Mont.; Ben C., Ellesburg; Ira, Yakima, and Larkin P., Clarkston; and four daughters, Mrs. Sadie Wahl, Clarkston Heights; Mrs. Grace Ranzenbach, Spokane; Mrs. Lona Anderson, upper Asotin road, and Mrs. Hattie Stafford, Lewiston; his sister, Mrs. Eliza Black, St. Maries, Idaho, and 17 grand children and five great grandchildren. Funeral arrangements are in abeyance, pending the arrival of relatives. The body is at the Brower-Wann funeral home, Lewiston.

Lewiston Morning Tribune
Sunday, June 10, 1940

Cleveland Rites - Funeral services for Presley P. Cleveland who died Saturday at Clarkston will be Tuesday at 10:30 at Brower-Wann chapel with interment in Gifford.

Contributed by Natalie Huntley

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