George E Slaughter
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Date: 4/21/2010 at 14:28:16
George E Slaughter is engaged in the feed and cereal business at Boone, where in 1912, he entered into partnership with E B Cordell, which partnership is still maintained. There are no spectacular phases in his life history, it is a record of a aman who early recognized the value of industry and who, through the years of his manhood, has diligently and persistently labored for success. He was born in Ogle county, Illinois, July 31, 1874, and is a son of Joseph H and Susan (Cooley) Slaughter, the former a native of Illinois and the latter of Iowa. The father made farming his life work and in the year 1877 removed with his family to Iowa, but afterward went to Nebraska, where he spent two years. He then returned to this state, settling in Ames, where he lived for about six years, after which he returned to Illinois, where he still makes his home. In 1897 he was called upon to mourn the loss of his wife, who passed away on January 10, of that year. In their family were six children: George, Mazy the wife of James Elder, living in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, Guy who is located in White Salmon, Washington, Floss, Leah, the wife of Roy Musselman of Ogle county, Illinois, and Harvey L also a resident of Ogle county.
When thirteen years of age, George E Slaughter started out to make his own way in the world and for several years was employed at farm labor in Boone county, His education as such as the public schools afforded. He continued to engage in farming until after his mother's death, when he turned his attention to railroad work, becoming a fireman. Later he entered the machine shop of the railway company and was identified with industrial activity as a representative of the railroad for a number of years. On the expiration of that period he resumed farming, to which he devoted about six years in Boone county, bringing his land to a high state of cultivation. At length, however established his home in Boone and entered the feed and cereal business as a partner of E B Cordell under the firm style of Cordell & Slaughter, which relation has been maintained since 1912. They are accorded a liberal patronage, and public opinion places them among those business methods are above everything that savors of deception or underhanded dealing.
On March 2, 1898, Mr Slaughter was united in marriage to Miss Hilda May Carlson, a native of Sweden, and unto them have been born two children: Ethel May, whose birth occurred January 6, 1899, and Lawrence Edward who was born on April 22, 1901. The religious faith of the family is that of the Baptist church. Mr and Mrs Slaughter are loyal to its teachings and are much interested in its growth and development. Fraternally he is connected with the Ancient Order of United Workmen and also with the Degree of Honor, while his political allegiance is given to the republican party, which he has supported since reaching adult years. His life has been a busy one, and gradually he has advanced step by step, his industry, close application and determination winning for him the success that now crowns his efforts.
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