DAVID M. SLEETH GRAVESTONE PHOTO
The Peoples Herald, Thursday, Nov. 19,
1908, Pg. 4
Vol. 20, No. 24
D. M. Sleeth was born near
Londonery, Guernsey county, Ohio, December 17, 1843. Graduated from
Franklin college in 1871. Attended Allegheny Theological Seminary, and in
1874 graduated from thence. He was married to Martha J. Newlin in April
1873, near Bridgeport, Ohio. They settled at Cairo, West Virginia where he
remained pastor of that congregation for sixteen years, when he was removed to
Zanesville, Ohio, to take charge of the United Presbyterian mission at that
city, laboring there almost seven years. In 1897, he was called to the
United Presbyterian church of this city, which charge he held a little over ten
years, when released on account of failing health. He was stricken with
paralysis April 10, 1908 of which he died, November 17th. He leaves
besides the wife; two daughters and a son. Libbia May, married to Rev. J.
P. Giffen of Emerson, Iowa; Mary Mabel, married to Delmar Esterquist of Red Oak,
Iowa; Earle C. who is now located in Ottawa, Kansas and who with his wife, was a
the bedside, at death.
The funeral services were held
this afternoon at two o’clock from the United Presbyterian church conducted by
Rev. W. C. Adair, and interment was made in the Lyndon cemetery.