Jun. 11, 1952 Princeville Peoria County Illinois, USA
Son of Frank & Sarah (Henry) Slane, husband of Amelia Bale, m. Oct 15, 1884.
Note: For 20 years (1910-30) Edgar's cousin Howard Henry lived with and taken care of by the couple, due to his cousin's blindness which was complete during the last 13 years of Howard's life.
************************************ June 1952 Princeville Telephone
Pioneer Resident Passes Away Her Saturday __________ Member Of Princeville Oldest Families---Last Of Kin Here __________ Funeral services were held Saturday for Edgar "Ed' Slane, 92, one of Princeville's oldest citizens, at the Bouton Memorial home with Rev, E. L. Fernandes of Peoria Presbyterian church officiating. He was laid to rest in Princeville cemetery. Pallbearers were all grandsons of the deceased, Byron, Harold, Wilbur, Edgar, Ronald and Robert Slane.
Mr. Slane was born in Princeville township, March 23, 1860, the son of Frank and Sarah Henry Slane and lived within a radius of seven miles of Princeville his entire life. He was united in marriage to Miss Amelia Bale in Peoria in October 67 years ago.
Mr. Slane, the last of a family of six children, was a member of Princeville's oldest families. The grandfather, Benjamin Slane, two other families, the Jonathan and William Nixons, came from Virginia in 1831, making their way to St. Louis by "Keel boat" and a steamboat on the Ohio River. At St. Louis the group got their first glimpse of Indians and of course the women and children were very much afraid. Mr. Slane's father, with his parents, landed at Fort Clark (now Peoria) on a beautiful autumn day in November. The Slane family lived in Peoria two years, then moving to Richwoods township. In 1840 Benjamin Slane moved his family to the village of Princeville. Five years the two sons, John and Frank (father of deceased) started a lime kiln which drew trade from points as distant as Wethersfield, Lawn Ridge and Chillicothe. The Slane family was a popular and prosperous family and helped in making the history of Princeville.
Mr. Slane's mother, too was a member of one of Princeville's oldest families, her father, James Henry, was a Colonel in the state militia and was a prominent in public life and for years was a state representative.
Ed Slane, as he was known to all who knew him, was a successful farmer and had farmed all of his life until his retirement several years ago. He and Mrs. Slane moved to Princeville and reside in the Slane home on Walnut street until a few years ago when they moved to the farm to reside with their son, Free and his family.
He is survived by his devoted wife; the son Free; six grandsons; three granddaughters; seven great-grandchildren besides a host o other relatives and friends.
Relatives attending from a distance were Edgar Slane and daughter of Chicago, Mr. and Mrs. Harry Helger and Miss Irene Armstrong of El Paso and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Slane of Peoria.