The Mount Ayr Record-News, 1928
OBITUARY - W. J. SLOAN.
William John SLOAN was born near Dayton, Ohio, March 8, 1856, and passed away February 26,
1928, at the home of his brother where he passed the last years of his life.
He had been in declining health for some years.
He came of a family of nine children, five daughters and four sons, two brothers and two
sisters preceding him. The two brothers and one sister died in infancy, the other sister,
Mrs. J. S. MILLER, died in 1923.
He with his parents moved near Corydon, Iowa, where he
lived until 1881, when they moved to Ringgold county, where he lived until 1897, then moving
to Montana and then to Minnesota where he lived until 1912, when he came back to Ringgold
He leaves to mourn his death three sisters and one brother, Mrs. C. M. BAY,
Hutchinson, Kan.; Mrs. J. C. JAGGER, Hale, Mo.; Mrs. D. R. BEMENT, Indianola, Iowa, and
Homer H. SLOAN, of Mount Ayr.
November 23, 1887, he was united in marriage to Miss
Elizabeth JARVIS, of Diagonal. To this union was born one son, William Orville, of Deerwood,
Minn., and two daughters, Mrs. Nina BARBER, Deerwood, Minn., and May, who passed away in
His father, Humphrey R. SLOAN, and mother, C. B. SLOAN, both of Glasgow, Scotland,
preceded him in death.
He was a member of the I.O.O.F. lodge for a number of years.
He was a member of the Methodist church at Middle Fork and was ready to meet his death.
He was loved and respected by all who knew him.
He also leaves a host of nephews and nieces and many friends to mourn his death.
Interment at Hickory Grove Cemetery, Ringgold County, Iowa.CARD OF THANKS.
We wish to express our thanks to our many friends and neighbors for their acts of kindness
and words of sympathy during the illness and death of our beloved uncle and brother; also
for the beautiful floral offering.
- Homer SLOAN and family and Mr. and Mrs. F.
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