Wilfred L. Sloan

Brief Life History of Wilfred L.

When Wilfred L. Sloan was born on 17 June 1863, in Fredonia, Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Alfred Sloan, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Bacon Miller, was 29. He married Anna Christina Duerst on 6 March 1884, in Strawberry Point, Clayton, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Liberty Township, Clinton, Iowa, United States in 1910 and Springfield Township, Cedar, Iowa, United States for about 10 years. He died on 15 April 1935, in Wheatland Township, Carroll, Iowa, United States, at the age of 71, and was buried in Pine Hill Cemetery, Wheatland, Clinton, Iowa, United States.

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Wilfred L. Sloan
Anna Christina Duerst
Marriage: 6 March 1884
Magdalena Alfrieda Sloan
Sarah Marie Sloan

Sources (24)

  • Wilber Sloan, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Wilfred B. Sloan, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"
  • Wilford L Sloane, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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1867 · The Burtis Opera House

The Burtis Opera House opened in Davenport and could easily hold an audience of 1,600. It was a widely used facility and Mark Twain filled the house when he spoke on tour in 1869. It was also used to house Susan B. Anthony when she lectured on the woman's right to vote. The Quad City Symphony Orchestra played its first concert as the new Tri-City Symphony in the Opera House. An arsonist set fire to the building on the evening of April 26, 1921, and the building was severely destroyed. The building was rebuilt but was no longer used as an opera house.

1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

Name Meaning

Irish (Down and Antrim) and Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sluaghadháin ‘descendant of Sluaghadhán’, a diminutive of the Gaelic personal name Sluaghadh ‘raider’. Compare Slowey .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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