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Vera Allen Cleaver

Vera Allen Cleaver, American author.

Background

  • Cleaver, Vera Allen was born on January 6, 1919 in Virgil, South Dakota, United States. Daughter of Fortis Alonzo and Beryl Naiome (Reininger) Allen.

  • Education

    • Student public schools.

    Career

    • Freelance public accountant, 1945-1954. With United States Air Force, Tachikawa, Japan, 1954-1956, Chaumont, France, 1956-1958.

    Works

    • Hazel Rye
    • An eleven-year-old girl, with no appreciation for land and growing things, finds her values beginning to change when she agrees to let an impoverished family live in a small house she owns, in exchange for working in the surrounding orange grove.
    • Sugar Blue
    • Distinctly unenthusiastic when her four-year-old niece, Ella, comes for a prolonged visit, eleven-year-old Amy finds her relationship with the small girl gradually changing her view of herself and life in general.
    • The Kissimmee Kid
    • To add to the confusion life has already dealt her, 12-year-old Evelyn encounters some startling contradictions when she and her younger brother visit their sister and brother-in-law who live in Florida.
    • Moon Lake Angel: A Novel
    • Kitty Dale, whose mother does not want to deal with a child, or admit one into her new life, spends the summer with Aunt Petal and eventually learns to accept her mother's weaknesses.

    Connections

    • Married William Joseph Cleaver, October 4, 1945 (deceased 1981).
    • father: Fortis Alonzo Allen
    • mother: Beryl Naiome (Reininger) Allen
    • spouse: William Joseph Cleaver
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    Died August 11, 1992
    (aged 73)
    Nationality
    • 1945 - 1954
      Freelance public accountant
    • 1954 - 1956
      with United States Air Force
      Tachikawa, Tokyo, Japan
    • 1956 - 1958
      with United States Air Force
      Chaumont, Champagne-Ardenne, France