MAUD JUDKINS CLEVELAND.
Among the progressive, enterprising and successful business firms of Corcoran, none is held in higher esteem, in
the community than the insurance and real estate agency conducted by Maud Judkins Cleveland. She was born near
Newton, Kansas, the daughter of Richard J. and Jueritta (Bennett) Judkins, the former a native of Ohio and the
latter of Indiana. Her father was a veteran of the Civil war, having enlisted early in that struggle as a member
of Company I of the Twenty seventh Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry, with which command he served from August,
1861, until the close of the war, taking part in many of the most important campaigns and battles during that period.
In the early '80s he went to Kansas and homesteaded a farm, on which he lived until 1890, when he went to Newton,
where Mr. Judkins served as sheriff for eight years. His next move was to Topeka, where they resided until the
family came to California in 1908, those who came including the father and mother and their children: Ida May;
Charles C., of San Bernardino; Nellie (Mrs. Ward), of San Bernardino; and Maud, the subject of this sketch.
Maud Judkins received a good public school education and became an expert accountant. For some time she was employed
as a bookkeeper by different firms and individuals in Corcoran, but since 1922 has carried on a special line of
business on her own account, conducting an insurance agency and acting as real estate broker. She sells fire, automobile
and casualty insurance and has handled a good many sales of real estate in this vicinity, always to the entire
satisfaction of all parties interested. She is also keeping books for Forrest Riley and F. A. Cleveland. She is
a member of the Kings County Insurance Association and the Corcoran Chamber of Commerce. A lady of charming grace
of manner, and attractive personality, sound judgment and keen discrimination, she has won and retains to a marked
degree the esteem and confidence of the community and is a popular member of the social circles in which she moves.
Miss Judkins was married on June 22, 1925, to F. A. Cleveland, a rancher of Corcoran, who has been here about seventeen
years, but is a native of Nebraska.
History of Tulare County, California
By: Kathleen Edwards Small
Kings County, California
By: J. Larry Smith
The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company
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