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John A. Slick


Posted By: Oregon Rain
Date: 8/31/2006 at 09:24:11

John A. Slick owns and operates two hundred and twenty acres of fine land in Oneida township and is widely recognized as a progressive agriculturist. He was born in Clayton county, this state, September 28, 1867, and his mother survives, although his father has passed away.

Mr. Slick received his education in the public schools but when sixteen or seventeen years of age was compelled to put aside his text books and earn his own livelihood. He began working as a farm hand and has devoted his life to agriculture, which he has found helpful, enjoyable and lucrative.

He removed to this county thirty five years ago although he has lived upon his present place, which is known as Pleasant View Farm, for only a few years. The property comprises two hundred and twenty acres in Oneida township, and it is one of the well improved and valuable places of the county. He carries on general farming and in addition to cultivating the soil raises thoroughbred stock. He seeks always to utilize the methods which will gain the greatest results with the least expenditure of energy and he is an indefatigable worker when he has decided upon a given course as necessary. His business affairs are well managed and his capital and resources are constantly increasing.

In 1889 Mr. Slick was married to Miss Gertrude Armitage, a daughter of Henry and Sarah Armitage, and to them were born seven children, namely: Irene, Henry, Glenn, Margaret, Edith, Dan and Dean. The wife and mother died in 1907 and Mr. Slick subsequently married Miss Emma Marten, a daughter of J. S. Marten, and to this union two children have been born, Florence and Ruth.

Mr. Slick is a republican and supports the candidates of that party at the polls. He is much interested in public affairs, especially in the welfare of the schools, and for a number of years has served as school director. During the thirty five years that he has lived in this county he has made many acquaintances and nearly all have become his sincere friends, as all who are associated with him are impressed by his integrity and genuineness.

~ source: History of Delaware County, Iowa and its People, Illustrated, Volume II. The S. J. Clarke Publishing Company, 1914, Chicago. Page 506-507. Call Number 977.7385 H2m; LDS microfilm #934937.


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