Samuel Monroe SLOAT
30th Nov 18611,2,3 - 24th Aug 19335,9
30th Nov 1861--Born in near Canton, Ohio.
after 1866--Residence in Elkhart, Indiana.
27th Jul 1884--Married Maggie Belle RHODES in Elkhart County, Indiana.
1st Jun 1885--Birth of daughter Laura SLOAT.
31st Mar 1900--Birth of son Robert Quinn SLOAT in Elkhart, Indiana.
1st Jul 1922--Death of Maggie Belle RHODES in Elkhart, Indiana.
24th Aug 1933--Died in Elkhart County, Indiana.(most likely)
Buried in Sec. G65, Gracelawn Cemetery, Elkhart, Indiana.
Resident in Oakland Ave. Rd. just South of Elkhart, IN ; Nappanee Rd., Elkhart.
Cause of Death: stroke of apoplexy two months previous.
Birth of son Living
Samuel M. Sloat, 72, a resident of Elkhart county since the age of five, died at 2:40 this morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Walter C. (Laura) Geyer, 237 Garfield avenue. He never fully recovered from a stroke of apoplexy suffered late in December, and was bedfast the last two months. Born near Canton, Ohio, Nov.. 30, 1861, he was brought to Elkhart county in 1866 by his parents, Isaac and Catherine (Essig) Sloat, who settled on a farm in Jefferson township a few miles north of Goshen. Later the family moved to a farm just southwest of Elkhart, and Mr. Sloat spent most of his life in that section, occupying a farm adjoining Oakland avenue, three miles south of Elkhart, for many years before coming to Elkhart five years ago. His marriage to Maggie Rhoades took place July 27, 1884. She died July 1, 1922.
-Samuel Sloat Obituary
DATE: Fall, 1999, email &SLOAT2.DOC
FROM: Jay Russell Miller, Jrmelkhartaol.com
TO: Gregory Sweitzer
Samuel Sloat married once more after Maggie Belle?s death in 1922. An article published in the Elkhart Truth lists a Mr. & Mrs. Samuel Sloat as attending the 50th wedding anniversary celebration of George & Mary Sweitzer. I was told my grandfather was never very fond of his step-mother and thus I never found out any information on her. I need to examine Elkhart County Marriage Records for 1923 - 1925 to find this information.
An obituary notice for Maggie Belle Rhodes was never found in any of the area newspapers. I believe this was in part due to Maggie dying and being buried over the July 4th holiday.
Samuel Sloat owned several homes in the Elkhart Area. The first home I know of was located several miles outside Elkhart on Oakland Avenue. This home still stands as of October 1999. Samuel then moved into a home at 613 W Garfield in Elkhart. I have pictures showing the move from the home on Oakland to the one on Garfield.
Sometime in the late 1920?s, Samuel and his second wife moved to a home across town. My grandparents Robert Q. & Grace M. (Cook) Sloat then moved into the home at 613 W Garfield. This home was not officially sold to my grandparents until after Samuel's death in 1934. The home was part of the estate which grandfather purchased from Perry Sloat & Laura (Sloat) Geyer for a $1 each. A copy of this transaction remains in the family today.
References for Samuel & Maggie Belle (Rhodes) Sloat: Indiana Descendants of the Simon Essig Family, Compiled in 1938 by Maude Essig (My copy of booklet) p21; The Holdeman Descendants. The Genealogical & Biographical Record of the Descendants of Christian Holdeman. Author: Edwin Weaver. pp 510 - 511 (Family copy of the book); Original Gracelawn Cemetery Deed for plots in Sec G65; Elkhart Truth: Aug 24, 1934 p2;Elkhart County Health Department: Vital Records: Record of Death
Samuel: Elkhart Bk18 p3; Maggie B.: Elkhart Bk17 Part 2 p110
Maggie Bell Rhodes Sloat
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