Sloan, Edwin M. 1854-1931 Morris Obituary
Edwin M. Sloan Dies at Residence at Morris
Morris, Feb. 5---Edwin M. Sloan passed away at his home, at the corner of West Main and church streets, in this village, at 3 o'clock this Tuesday morning. He had been in poor health for several years past but his condition was not considered serious by his family until within the past few days, when he failed to recover from a severe attack of jaundice.
Mr. Sloan was the son of the late Joshua and Sarah (Mosher) Sloan and was born in the town of Springfield, June 19, 1854. He was married to Lucinda Wiltse of Springfield, October 11, 1881, who passed away April 14, 1929. To them were born four children, three sons, Clyde A. Sloan, Howard L. Sloan, and G. Stanley Sloan, who died in infancy, and one daughter, Mrs. Mark Emerson, all of Morris.
His early life was spent in Cooperstown and Hartwick. Forty years ago he moved with his family to Morris, where he purchased the undertaking business of H. B. Parker, and has continued in that business until his death. For years he also conducted a hardware store.
The deceased was a member of the First Baptist church of Morris, also a member of Tianderrah lodge, F. & A. M., and was a charter member of Jewell chapter, O. E. S. He is survived by the two sons and daughter mentioned above and by one sister, Mrs. George Wilcox, Morris, and one brother, Simeon Sloan, Hartwick.
His funeral will be held from his late home Friday afternoon at 1 o'clock, services to be conducted by his pastor, Rev. D. M. Sutton, followed by the Masonic burial service. Interment will be in the family plot in Hillington cemetery.