Biography of John F. Slayton
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JOHN F. SLAYTON, drover and cattle buyer, of Dundee, was born in Dundee, January 4, 1845. He early in life became a butcher and shipper of stock. He was married to Harriet Poeston, January 1, 1869. Two children, Ada, born December 4, 1870, and Eugene Franklin, born July 22, 1880, have been the issue of this marriage. Mrs. Slayton was born in Oswego, county, N. Y., February 10, 1851. but since four years of age has resided in Dundee. Mr. Slayton embarked in the dry goods business in 1861, and two years later opened a butcher shop. He sold out both concerns to C. L. Luce in 1884. For the last twenty years he has been largely engaged in shipping cattle.

From:
History of Monroe County, Michigan
Talcott E. Wing, Editor
Munsell & Company, Publishers
New York 1890.

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