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Simeon Slater

Posted: 10 Aug 2002 11:17AM GMT
Classification: Biography
Edited: 10 Aug 2002 7:35PM GMT
Surnames: Slater, Thompson, Moore, Langle, Wilkerson, Hill, Chaney, Ward, Mitchell, Weaver, Slagel
"History of Huntington County, Indiana"1914 By Frank S. Bash pg.568

Simeon Slater. For half a century Simeon Slater has been a substantial farmer and respected citizen of Huntington county. In Union township his estate is readily identified as the Flat Creek Farm, a country place of forty-three acres, with unusual attractions in both surroundings and equipment for business. Mr. Slater has made a success in life, stands high in the esteem of his neighbors, and is a man who has always depended upon industry and good judgment and fair dealing for his advancement.

Simeon Slater was born in Warren county, Ohio, May 23, 1845, a son of Joseph and Mary A. (Thompson) Slater. Grandfather William Slater was a native of England and came to the United States many years ago. Joseph Slater was married in Warren county, Ohio, and in 1853 brought his family to Huntington county, locating in Union township, but later lived on a farm in Huntington township. Both parents died in the city of Huntington. There were twelve children, eight of whom are yet living, as follows: Mary, wife of Jacob Moore of Springfield, Ohio; Milton, a barber in Detroit, Michigan; Oscar, of Lac du Flambeau, Wisconsin; Margaret, wife of John Langle; Elizabeth, wife of Alf Wilkerson, of Huntington; and Cal, a barber in Warren, Indiana.

Simeon Slater was reared on a farm in Ohio, attended the district schools, was about eighteen years old when he came with the family to Huntington county. On January 14, 1869, occurred the marriage of Simeon Slater and Miss Anna Hill, who was born in Warren county, Ohio, May 29, 1848, and when a child was brought to Huntington county. After their marriage Mr. and Mrs. Slater located in Union township, and there have acquired a substantial home, have reared their children and given them the best of advantages, and are now enjoying the fruits of a well spent life of industry and thrifty management. Their six children are mentioned as follows: Leota, wife of George Chaney; Elmer, who married Mary Chaney; James A., who married Maude Ward; Edward, whose wife was Lettie Mitchell; Ora, who married Helen Weaver; and Merl, wife of William Slagel. Mr. Slater is affiliated with Roanoke Lodge No. 19, A. F. & A. M., of which he is a past master. In politics he is a democrat.

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