Chester W. Cleveland
Oct 21, 1961
Chester W. Cleveland, Citizen Editor and Publisher, Dies
||Chester W. Cleveland, 63, editor and publisher of this newspaper, The Culver Citizen, died at one o'clock Monday morning,
Oct. 23. He had been a critical heart patient since early last Wednesday morning at the Parkview Hospital in Plymouth. |
Mr. Cleveland purchased The Culver Press and The Citizen from Robert Rust in 1953. His greatest dream was realized
when he launched a new mondily magazine, Indiana Business and Industry, in June of 1957. Blending his great love for his
native Hoosierland, an unbelievable zest for work and gifted creativeness, his publication has received growing acclaim since
Chester Wilson Cleveland was born in Plymouth on Aug. 11, 1898, the younger son of the late Arnott M. and Laura Dell (Groshans)
Cleveland. Graduating from Plymouth High School in 1916, he journeyed to the University of Illinois where he majored
in journalism and served as managing editor of the Daily Illini in 1920. In 1921, he graduated from Babson Institute of
Business Administration at Wellesley Hills, Mass.
On Oct. 6, 1923, Mr. Cleveland married Ruth Iona Glass of Fort Wayne, and has two married sons,
and David B. of Kansas Citv.
A Life Of Words
Mr. Cleveland spent his entire life in the newspaper, magazine and public relations fields, starting as a cub reporter on the
Traverse City (Mich.) Record-Eagle in the summer of 1918. It is coincidental that he and Mrs. Cleveland had just visited his
newspaper career starting place while on a vacation to Mackinac Island in September.
Mr. Cleveland was a member of many national, state, social, fraternal, and business organizations. He was a communicant of
St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, American Legion member, 32-degree Mason, Knight Templar and a Shriner. He was a member
of the Indianapolis and Chicago Press Clubs, Sigma Delta Chi national journalistic fraternity — editor of The Quill, 1922-25),
and vice-president of the Hoosier Salon Patrons Association of Indianapolis. One of his favorite organizations was the Indiana
Society of Chicago which he revived in 1937.
Survivors, in addition to his wife and two sons, are his mother, Mrs. Arnott M. Cleveland, his sister, Mrs. Philip R. Melangton,
both of Plymouth, and three grandchildren, Peter, Leslie and Suzanne Cleveland, all of Culver .
Funeral services will be held today, Wednesday, at 2:30 p.m. at St. Thomas' Episcopal Church in Plymouth with the Rev.
William C. R. Sheridan and Allen Bray, chaplain of the Culver Military Academy, officiating. Interment will be at the Oak Hill
Cemetery. The Easterday Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The Culver Press, Inc. will be, closed Wednesday afternoon in tribute to a swell boss.
See the Cleveland Family
also. They owned the home at
1394 East Shore Dr.