Biography of Jack R. Kloverdale
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Jack R. Kloverdale. As proprietor of the Kioverdale Realty & Building Company, 206 Walpark Building, Mr. Kloverdale, a veteran of the World War, is recognized as one of the able young business men of Mansfield. He was born at Wittenberg, Wis., Jan. 11, 1900, the son of Seivin and Clara (Olson) Kloverdale.

Selvin Kloverdale was a native of Ireland and his wife was born in Norway. He was an actor by profession and later engaged in the hotel business. He died in 1923 and his wife died in 1901. Both are buried at Wittenberg, Wis. Mr. Kloverdale was a Democrat, and belonged to the Masonic and Elk lodges. To Mr. and Mrs. Kioverdale were born four children: Arthur, lives at Bakersfield, Calif.; Dr. Anna Thorpe, a physician, lives at Denver, Colo.; Celina, lives at Battle Creek, Mich.; and Jack R., the subject of this sketch.

Jack R. Kloverdale spent his boyhood at Wittenberg, Wis., where he received his early education. He is a graduate of Butte Academy, Butte, Mont. Mr. Kloverdale enlisted in 1916 as a member of the Second Infantry, Wisconsin National Guard, and served in Texas during the Mexican trouble. During the World War he enlisted in 1918 and went to France as a member of the Gas Division, 264th Detached Battalion. Upon his arrival, however, his company was attached to the 91st Division, and he remained with that outfit until the close of the war. He was discharged from service in 1919. Mr. Kloverdale then engaged in railroad work in Montana, but in 1922 came to Mansfield to enter the employ of the Empire Steel Company. He established the Kloverdale Realty Service in 1928 but reorganized the business in 1930, which was thereafter known as the Kioverdale Realty & Building Company.

Mr. Kloverdale is a member of the Lutheran Church. Politically, he is independent.

History of North Central Ohio
Embracing Richland, Ashland, Wayne,
Medina, Lorin, Huron and Knox Counties
BY: William A. Duff
Historical Publishing Company
Topeka-Indianapolis 1931

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