Henry Cleland Passes Away
Henry Cleland was an inspiring, strong individual who taught his children and grandchildren many lifelong lessons. He will be greatly missed.
He wrote Fanny Hill as an attempt to demonstrate he could write an adult novel without using vulgarity and sexual content. Published in 1748, its final edition may have been completed at Fleet Prison.
Early Life and Education
He was an active Democrat who served Noble County for two terms as sheriff – both times serving with distinction as popular and effective speaker.
As school terms were winding down, Nelson wrote to Cleland’s father with an account of his academic and behavioral development during this term. In particular, he mentioned his strong progress in classical studies and algebra.
He then joined Eggeman, Reed and Cleland law office and began practicing in Fort Wayne where he quickly made an impressionful mark as one of the most energetic members of his profession. His caseload has been considerable while his professional standing remains outstanding. Additionally, he holds memberships both locally as well as with State Bar of Indiana.
Henry Cleland first entered the skating industry in 1974 when he opened Fun Wheels Skating Rink in Cedartown, Georgia – which proved an instantaneous success and launched him onto his path of excellence in this business.
Henry decided to become more hands-on when managing his rink after its success, taking on more responsibility until retiring and moving with his wife to Florida in the early 2000s. Since then he has resided on Jessup Station Court in Richmond Virginia with six grandchildren including Jake, Jessica, Kassidy, Ryan Megan and David and step granddaughters Stephanie Callie as well as great grandson Dallas Liana residing with them.
Achievement and Honors
Established by those seeking to honor Shannon Schieber’s memory, this award honors graduating seniors who demonstrate exceptional commitment to promoting social justice as guided by Catholic Social Teaching. Recipients must possess an impressive cumulative grade point average through five semesters.
Top 20 Seniors include Astoria Hall, Alexis Condon, Mackenzie Condon, Allyse Guyther, Allyse Guyther David Krauthamer Adeline Hayman Katherine Morse & Owen Porterfield with Honorable Mention going out to Skylar Eddy Reinaldo Dos Santos and Harold Lawry V
He was an intelligent, strong, and independent individual who taught his children and grandkids many life lessons. He deeply loved his family and was immensely proud of their accomplishments – all who knew him will miss his presence greatly.
Literary works did not provide him with enough income for comfortable living and he became bitter over this reality. Furthermore, he became an excessive drinker and womanizer as well as being known to experience bouts of anger and depression due to his strict puritanical upbringing; later in life even minor instances of breaking Sabbath-rules like ‘Squirting water on Thy day’ and making pies on Sunday evening would cause guilt feelings to surface – until in 1748 when arrested for an unpaid debt and taken prison. Here he completed Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure before it went public release and after its publication was published it under its original title of Memoirs of Pleasure by its author who spent 5 months inside Fleet Prison while finalizing Memoirs of Pleasure was completed during this time in 1748!
Henry Cleland reportedly had an estimated net worth of approximately $2.7 Million. His children include Richard, Robert and David of Post Fall Idaho as well as six grandchildren: Jake, Callie, Jessica, Ryan and Megan. Moreover he leaves behind his wife JoAnn, brother Mike, Sister-In-Law Earlene Christensen as well as numerous Nieces and Nephews.
As did Epstein in 1974, Gladfelder recognizes the scarcity of documentation about Cleland and his life’s reliance upon Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure for much of what we know of his career. Thus he sets his project as exploring “the conditions of authorship in the latter half of the eighteenth century”, rather than offering a straightforward biography. Using recent discoveries about him coupled with innovative perspectives into his world.