Biography of Jacob L. Slick
Monroe County, MI Biographies

JACOB L. SLICK, son of Henry and Barbara Slick, was born in the town of Ida, this county, in 1842. He enlisted Jan. 1, 1863, in Co. A, 18th Mich. V. I., and served to the close of the war; was discharged at Detroit in June, 1865; he was made prisoner of war at the battle of Athens, Ala., Oct. 24, 1864. and held at Cahaba prison until the termination of the war: on his return from that prison was on board the ill fated steamer Sultana, on her upward trip on the Mississippi River, with twenty three hundred passengers on board, when boilers expleded, sending seventen hundred souls to a watery grave, Mr. Slick being one of the saved; his prison life was one of privation and hardship, living on one pint of corn meal and two ounces of meat per day. After his return from army life he followed the trade of carpenter and joiner up to 1885, when he located at Whiteford Centre, and engaged in mercantile business. In 1886 he was appointed postmaster at Whiteford Centre, and now holds that office. He is a member of Page Post, No 471, of Sylvania, O. Was married in 1867 to Sarah Ward, daughter of Collins and Huldah Ward, of Whiteford, by whom he has four children.

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

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