CLEVELAND, Charles, D. D. S., who is successfully engaged in the practice of dentistry in Bushnell, McDonough County, Ill., was born in Ripley, Brown County, Ill., September 15, 1868, a son of William and Eliza (Woolsey) Cleveland. His father was born in Indiana, and his mother in Ohio. Dr. Cleveland came to McDonough County with his parents at a very early age. After his school days were over he pursued a course of professional study in the Western Dental College, at Kansas City, Mo., from which he was graduated in dentistry in 1898. Shortly afterward he opened an office in Louisiana, Mo, where he practiced his profession for two years. Subsequently, be was engaged in practice at Roodhouse, Ill., for a period of five years. In July, 1904, he purchased the business of Dr. Morrow, in Bushnell, and has since continued in dental practice there. He is well informed on general subjects, and is thoroughly equipped in a professional sense. His patronage has steadily increased and his careful and conscientious work has secured for him an excellent reputation.
On December 29, 1898, Dr. Cleveland was married to Grace Pearson, who was born and received her education in Bushnell. One child, Charles Pearson, has resulted from their union. The fraternal affiliation of Dr. Cleveland is with the Modern Woodmen of America.
Source: The Historical Encyclopedia of Illinois and History of McDonough County, compiled by Dr. Newton Bateman, and Paul Shelby, 1907.