Page 252, transcribed by Carolyn Ward from History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas: embellished with portraits of well known people of these counties, with biographies of our representative citizens, cuts of public buildings and a map of each county / Edited and Compiled by L. Wallace Duncan and Chas. F. Scott. Iola Registers, Printers and Binders, Iola, Kan.: 1901; 894 p., [36] leaves of plates: ill., ports.; includes index.




W. E. SLOAN, a well known and prosperous farmer of West Humboldt, was born in Butler county, Pennsylvania, September 29, 1855. His father was James F. Sloan and his mother was Martha Oliphant, both natives of the Keystone state. W. E. Sloan was their third child. He was one of thirteen children and was reared in the state of his birth. He came to Kansas in 1880 and took a claim in Harvey county. He disposed of this in 1884, came to Allen county and purchased a farm four miles north-east of Humboldt, which he yet owns. He resides on and cultivates, as a tenant, the old Thurston farm just west of Humboldt and is regarded as a liberal, progressive and thrifty citizen.

In August 1880, Mr. Sloan was married to Miss Ella Scott, a daughter of M. E. Scott, of Marion county, Pennsylvania. Mrs. Sloan's mother was Miss E. J. Scott, and the state of Pennsylvania was the home of the Scotts. Mrs. Sloan was born February 11, 1865, and is the mother of five children, viz: Wilbur, Austin, Edward Henry and Frank.

In his early manhood and to gain a sum with which to engage in farming Mr. Sloan was a wage earner. He was inured to the duties of the farm and upon this did he become a hand when he became accountable for his future. Whatever he is and has has resulted from the effort of his own hands. His political history is told when it is said that he votes the Republican ticket. He came from a patriotic state and was conceived by loyal antecedents and that he is both patriotic and loyal is not a subject of wonder.

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