My Cleages

Pearl and Albert with their children and 3 of the grandchildren. My sister and I were at our other grandmothers and the youngest 4 were not yet born. 1951.

Celia Rice Cleage Sherman – Her Life 1855 – 1930
Grandmother Pearl Reed Cleage – Happy Birthday, bio and photos 1886-1982

My Aunts & Uncles
Labor Day – Jobs Held By Cleages and Reeds
Ice scraper – Cleage Market Detroit, Michigan
Six Degrees of Separation from Slavery

Athens Tennessee Academy  Henry William Cleage – 1901
Dr. Albert B. Cleage -Captain of Knoxville College football team – 1904
An Ancestral Home – 910 Fayette Indianapolis, Indiana
Two Newspaper Articles Pearl Reed Cleage – 1908 & 1960
Congregational Photograph – Witherspoon United Presbyterian Church Indianapolis Indiana – 1909
The Indianapolis Star – 20 March 1911 – Dr. Cleage on a case of suicide
Pearl Reed Cleage With Son Albert B. Cleage Jr – 1911
Albert B. Cleage Sr and Jr – 1912
Big Brother Albert B. Cleage Jr & Younger Brother Louis J. Cleage – 1913
Tennessee Cleage – About 1867 – 1914
My Grandmother Pearl Cleage’s Doppelganger 1915 – 1922
Jerome Cleage, the Doppleganger’s Second Husband – Was He Related?
Edward Cleage’s Daughters Athens Tennessee – 1917
Baby Henry Wadsworth Cleage – 1916 – Photograph
The Day Louis Cleage Died – News Items 1918
Detroit School Boys Albert Jr and Louis Cleage about 1920
Three Generations and an Airplane – 1921
Not a bridge, a ferry – On The Way to Athens, Tennessee – 1920s
Albert and Pearl (Reed) Cleage –1922
The Whole Bunch – Cleage Family At Belle Isle – 1922
Photos, Photos Everywhere
More Information About Yesterday’s Photo and a Discovery
Easter Memories – 1920s & 1950s
Eighth Grade Class Photo – Albert B. Cleage Jr -1924

Memories to Memoirs Chapter Two “Early Years of Life” 1926
Tombstone Tuesday – Edward and Mattie Cleage – Athens Tennessee
Mattie (Dotson) Cleage and daughters – Athens Tennessee

Uncle Louis With a Fern – Photograph – late 1930s
The Cleage Sisters at Home about 1937
Trying for shadows in this also? – Anna Cleage and Paul Payne
Three Sisters – Barbara, Gladys & Anna Cleage
“The Meadows” 1939 – Mystery Couple
A Dance, half Henry & A Box From Louis Cleage’s Residency in St. Louis 1939
Louis Plays The Lute – about 1939
Where is Gladys?  – 1939

1940 Census – The Albert B. and Pearl (Reed) Cleages
Mother’s Day Telegram -1940
Skating Champions – Hugh, Gladys and Anna Cleage – 1940s
X is for X-Ray – Story of Louis Cleage’s Puffy Finger – early 1940s
Positive Proof – A Short Story by Henry Cleage 1942
Just Tell The Men – A short story by Henry W. Cleage
Building Louis’ Cottages – Idlewild 1943 to 1945
Memories of Chickens 1929-1958
Y Is For Louis Cleage’s Yacht – late 1940s
Snowy Winter – Springfield, Mass – 1949

The Cleages in the 1950 Census
The Cleage Photographers – Albert B. Cleage Sr and Jr, Henry, Hugh & Louis Cleage
Doris Graham Cleage Photograph- 1952
Gathering at my Cleage grandparent’s – 1955
Uncle Louis Plays the Organ – 1956
Louis Cleage – W8AFM
Cookout  In The Cleage’s Yard – August 1958
Cleage Printers 1956 – 1968
“Anthropoid, anthropoid, don’t kill me yet!” Louis, Henry and Pearl Being Scary 1955, 1961, 1980s


Henry Cleage and the press – Cleage Printers 1960s
Elections Past – The “3 & 1” Campaign – 1960s
Kennedy Refuses to Support Civil Rights – Demand Federal Intervention in Alabama – The Illustrated News May13, 1963
Walk to Freedom – The Illustrated News June 24, 1963
The Freedom Fight – The Illustrated News July 8, 1963
The Freedom Now Party – Illustrated News September 8, 1963
Gladys remembers Christmas – Louis Made It Magical 1963 & 1991 
“Cleage for Council” – 1965
Drawing of Me by Gladys Cleage Evans – 1968

Loudin’s Jubilee Singers and a Clock – Solving Mysteries – Where Did Louis’ Clock Come From?
The Top of the Clock – Where Was It?

Celebrating Barbara Cleage Martin’s 90th Birthday 2010

Advent Calendar – The Xmas Tree was always real
Advent Calendar December 3 – Hand Painting Christmas Ornaments
Advent Calendar – December 4 – Christmas Cards
Advent Calendar – December 5 – We never had outdoor lights
Advent Calendar – December 11 – Kwanzaa
Advent Calendar – December 15 – Happy Birthday to all!!


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