Biography of Clarence E. Sliter
Broome County, NY Biographies





CLARENCE E. SLITER - After an industrious and well spent life, Clarence E. Sliter is now enjoying the rest and repose that is the result of a career of worthy achievement. He was born May 8, 1855, in the town of Lisle, New York, son of Jonas C. and Frances (Cady) Slither. His father was a prominent and progressive man of his day, being engaged in farming and in addition, to lumbering.

Clarence E. Sliter's education was such as the district schools of Lisle afforded at that time, and at an age when most boys are spending their time in outdoor sports, he was assisting his father in the many details incidental to the work of the farm and shop. In due course of time he succeeded to the management of these enterprises, and during his active career carried on the success which his father had begun. For eighteen years he followed farming, and was known throughout Union township as an enterprising and successful agriculturist. For five years subsequent to his retirement from the former occupation, he engaged in mercantile pursuits until 1905, and at the end of this time retired from all the active cares of a business life.

Mr. Sliter is a Republican. In 1912 he was county committeeman of the Union District for the Progressive party. He is a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and is a regular member of the Methodist church, of which he has for the past twenty five years been on the official board.

On September 10, 1886, Clarence E. Sliter married, in Center Lisle, Mary B. Collier, born November 30, 1857, in Lisle, daughter of Norris and Mary Ann (Sparrow) Collier. They have one adopted daughter, Althea Mae, wife of Charles H. Fedora, living in Endicott; they have two children: Bernice B. and Charles W.

From:
Binghamton and Broome County
New York
Editor in chief: William Foote Seward
Libarian for the Binghamton Public Libraey
Lewis Historical Publishing Company
New York and Chicago, 1924


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