Slitor, Edward F. 1842-1924
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Date: 3/29/2019 at 18:50:06
Edward F. Slitor was born in Yates County, state of New York on June 19, 1842 and died at Monona, Iowa, December 8, 1924 at 12:30 p.m.
His family came west and to Monona in 1854. At the breaking out of the rebellion he enlisted and joined Co. K, First Iowa Cavalry and served for three years and was mustered out December 19, 1863, on the same date he re-enlisted in the same company and regiment and served until February 15, 1866 when he was discharged, returning to Monona, where he took up the trade of a carpenter in which he was an expert in company with Theodore Sherman, with whom he spent seventeen years of active labor. Many homes are standing monuments of the Sherman-Slitor mechanical super vision.
Mr. Slitor was united in marriage to Miss Mary Rupp, February 2, 1904. With the exception of a brief time spent in Missouri and at Walker, Iowa, their home has been in Monona.
Mr. Slitor suffered during a long sickness and in his helpless condition his beloved wife bravely cared for his every want. She stood as a guardian Angel, answering to a service that called for the very best and the most exacting kindly offices for the deviation of pain and distress. Surely, the Father in Heaven will shower a blessing upon the bereaved wife and sorrowing relatives, as our friend and comrade is laid to his eternal rest.
Mr. Slitor joined Clayton Lodge No. 70, A.F. & A.M., May 18, 1894 besides the minor places held in the lodge service he held the chairs of Junior Warden, Senior Warden and Worshipful Master. He was a devout member of the Masonic Fraternity and slays interested in its welfare.
He was also a charter member of the Monona Post of the Grand Army of the Republic and enjoyed a veterans comradeship earned by faithful and patriotic service to his county in the time of her need.
A quiet inoffensive citizen, a brave soldier, a true friend, the departed here passes over the great divide with the respect and esteem of his fellow men and the love and veneration of one who would do unto others as he wished to be done by.
The funeral conducted by the Masonic Lodge takes place this afternoon at 2 p.m. at the Evangelical Church, Rev. Hillman officiating.
~Monona Leader, December 11, 1924
Note: burial is in the Monona City Cemetery
Clayton Obituaries maintained by Sharyl Ferrall.
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