Leroy Chase Slocum Sr.
(1845-1934)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Emma Josephine Reed

2. Flora Virginia Beeker

Leroy Chase Slocum Sr. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

  • Born: 21 Feb 1845, LaPorte, LaPorte, IN 1 4 6
  • Marriage (1): Emma Josephine Reed on 16 Apr 1874 in , Tippecanoe, IN 1
  • Marriage (2): Flora Virginia Beeker on 23 Jan 1878 in , Tippecanoe, IN 1 2
  • Died: 30 Dec 1934, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN at age 89 1 4 6 7
  • Buried: 2 Jan 1935, Lafayette: Spring Vale Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 1 4 6

   FamilySearch ID: LHXW-4KN.

  Noted events in his life were:

1. Census in 1900 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN. 10 The 1900 census recorded owning a home at 643 Wood Street in West Lafayette: Leroy C. Slocum, bank teller, 52, born Feb 1848, living with wife Flora V., 43, Jul 1857; Grace, 21, Jan 1879; Edith M., 17, M 1883; Blanch, 15, Jun 1885; Paul, 14, Nov 1886; Guy, 12, Sep 1888; Nellie, 9, M 1891. Everyone was born in Indiana except Paul, Guy and Nellie in Kansas. Leroy's father was born in Rhode Island and mother in Massachusetts. Flora's father was born in North Carolina and mother in Kentucky. The census column records Leroy and Flora were married 22 years ago and she had birthed 9 children, 6 alive in 1900.

2. Census in 1910 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN. 11 The 1910 census recorded owning a home at 443 Wood Street: Leroy C. Slocum, cashier at national bank, 62, living with wife Flora V., 52; son Paul B., mechanical engineer at railroad shops, 24; daughter Mary E., 27; daughter Blanche, secretary for dean of Purdue agriculatural school, 24, and son Guy R., 22. Everyone and their parents were born in Indiana except as follows: Leroy's father Rhode Island and mother Massachusetts; Flora's father North Carolina and mother Kentucky; Paul and Guy were born in Kansas. The census columns record Leroy and Flora were married 32 years ago and she had birthed 9 children, 6 alive in 1910.

3. Census in 1920 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN. 12 The 1920 census recorded owning a home at 443 West Street: Le Roy Slocum, banker, 71, living with wife Flora, 59. They were born in Indiana. Flora's father was born in North Carolina and mother in Kentucky. Roy's father was born in United States and mother in New York. The were renting part of their home to the family of Frank Bryant, a major in the U.S. Army.

4. Census in 1930 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN. 13 The 1930 census recorded owning a $8,5000 home at 443 West Wood Street: Leroy C. Slocum, treasurer in bank, 83, living with wife Flora V., 72. They were born in Indiana. Leroy's father was born in Rhode Island and mother in New Hampshire. Flora's father was born in North Carolina and mother in Kentucky. They are renting rooms in their home to professor Charles M. James and his wife, and a university instructor, Edwin A. Hetland.

5. Residence: 443 West Wood Street, West Lafayette, IN on 30 Dec 1934 in West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN. 1

6. Obituary: Journal and Courier: Obituary of Leroy C. Slocum on 31 Dec 1934 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA. 1 ---
Leroy C. Slocum Expires; Age 86
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Leroy C. Slocum, 86, highly esteemed West Lafayette citizen, for more than 35 years identified with local banks, died Sunday morning at 2 o'clock at the family home, 443 West Wood street, after a serious illness of 10 days. He had been in failing health for the past four years. Born February 21, 1848, in Laporte, he came to Tippecanoe county when he was a boy and had lived in West Lafayette for the past 40 years. At one time he was a teller in the old Perrin bank after which he became cashier of the City National bank, holding that position for 25 years. When this establishment became the City Trust company he was made treasurer, retiring from this office about two years ago. Mr. Slocum had long been interested in civic growth and community progress and was formerly a member of the West Lafayatte school board. He was one of the oldest members of Trinity M. E. church and belonged to Tippecanoe lodge 492, F. and A. M. In 1874 he married Emma Josephine Reedie who died in July, 1876, one daughter, now Mrs. Jesse R. Moore of Detroit, being born to the union. In 1878 he married Miss Flora V. Beeker, who survives, and nine children being born to this union. The surviving children are: Mrs. Howell Gholson, Clarksville, Tenn.; Mrs. Bert W. Smith, Chcago; Paul B. Slocum, Decatur, III.; Mrs. Edith Snyder, Orono, Maine; and Mrs. Moore, In Detroit. There are 13 grandchildren. The remains were removed to the Soller-Baker funeral home where friends may call after 6 o clock Monday evening. Funeral services will be conducted from the funeral home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and will be strictly private. Dr. T. F. Williams of Trinity hurch officiating. Burial will be in Spring Vale cemetery.


Leroy married Emma Josephine Reed on 16 Apr 1874 in , Tippecanoe, IN.1 (Emma Josephine Reed was born on 8 Jun 1852,14 died on 5 Jul 1876 1 14 and was buried in Lafayette: Spring Vale Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 14.)


Leroy next married Flora Virginia Beeker, daughter of Daniel Beeker and Mary Frances Stewart, on 23 Jan 1878 in , Tippecanoe, IN.1 2 (Flora Virginia Beeker was born on 22 Jul 1857 in Battle Ground, Tippecanoe, IN,3 5 7 15 died on 1 Oct 1943 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 3 5 7 and was buried on 4 Oct 1943 in Lafayette: Spring Vale Cemetery, Tippecanoe, IN, USA 3 5 7 16.)


Sources


1 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 31 Dec 1934, page 11. Obituary of Leroy C. Slocum.

2 FamilySearch.org, Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XFXZ-M48 Leroy C. Slocum and Flora V. Beeker, 23 Jan 1878; citing reference 411; FHL microfilm 872,054.

3 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 5 Jun 1924, page 1, obituary of Charles W. Beeker.

4 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67145494.

5 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 32603. Flora V. Slocum. Father Daniel Beeker. Mother unknown. Spouse LeRoy C. Slocum. Informant Grace S. Smith.

6 Ancestry.com, "Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017," Certificate 40038. Leroy C. Slocum. Parents not listed. Spouse Flora Slocum, informant.

7 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 2 Oct 1943, page 2. Obituary of Mrs. Flora V. Slocum.

8 "Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)," 31 Jul 1935, page 13. Obituary listed as Alfred W. Smith (should be Albert W. Smith).

9 FamilySearch.org, Montana, County Marriages, 1865-1950, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3Q8-3BB Guy Roy Slocum and Valdine M. Moger, 08 Dec 1915; citing Marriage, Lewistown, Fergus County, Montana, various county courthouses, Montana; FHL microfilm 1,941,107.

10 1900 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M99H-CH1 Leroy C Slocum, Wabash Township West Lafayette town, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) 114, sheet 3B, family 51.

11 1910 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MK5Y-5JM Guy R Slocum in household of Leroy C Slocum, Wabash, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 189, sheet 7A, family 166.

12 1920 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MF4B-FFJ Leroy Slocum, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing ED 198, sheet 3A, line 10, family 67.

13 1930 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:X4BP-3TH Leroy C Slocum, West Lafayette, Tippecanoe, Indiana, United States; citing enumeration district (ED) ED 28, sheet 10A, line 37, family 281.

14 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/67145490.

15 1860 United States Census, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:M4N7-FDK Daniel Beeker, 1860 Tippecanoe, Indiana Household 756 Page 106 Image 390.

16 Find A Grave, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67145492.



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