Timothy Cleveland, son of Ephraim and Almira Cleveland, was born in Ontario county, N.Y., Nov. 22, 1829. He died at his home in Crown Point, Ind., Saturday morning, Dec. 30, 1899, at the beginning of his 71st year. His parents moved to Indiana when he was seven years old, in 1836, and settled near Lowell this (Lake) county. In his youth he attended school a considerable time at Crown Point, where, many years ago, he established his home, and became well known as a lawyer and newspaper publisher. April the 22d, 1855, in the vicinity of what is now known as Creston, near Cedar Lake, he was married to Miss Margaret E. Scritchfield, upon whom has now fallen the loss of a devoted husband.
He was the first of the family to be called away. To the children, six sons and two daughters, -- Myron, Charles, Otis, Fred, Harvey, Walter, Mrs. Cynthia Baker, and Mrs. Helen Weems, -- all born and brought up at Crown Point, is committed the memory of an affectionate father.
As early as April 1863 he became a member of the Crown Point M.E. Church by letter, the Rev. H.C. Fraley, pastor. He was converted and received from probation into the fellowship of the church at Pleasant Grove, it is believed, but how long before 1863, it is now impossible to determine. He was for many years a member of the Official Board of the Crown Point church, and for a long time filled the important office of recording steward. He was universally regarded as thoroughly honest and conscientious. His integrity was unimpeachable, and his abiding faith in Christ was frequently declared, especially in the social meetings of the church. He has finished his course; he has gone to his reward. Farewell! but not forever.
The funeral services were held at the family home Sunday, Dec. 31, 1899, at one o'clock, the pastor, R.D. Utter, officiating, assisted by Rev. T.H. Ball.
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