Biography of Willard F. Sliter
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Sliter, Willard F., born in Sand Lake, March 7, 1847, is the son of Silas and Fannie (Foster) Sliter, both natives of Sand Lake, he horn Nov. 14, 1822, and she Nov. 28. 1822. The parents of Silas Sliter were Clement and Ruth (Welmot) Sliter, he a native of New Concord, N. Y., and born March 25, 1772, and she born at Waterbury, Conn., September 30, 1776. They came to Sliter's Corners, now Sand Lake, previous to 1800, and purchased a large tract of land. The parents of Clement were William and Mary (Ray) Sliter, he a native of Holland and she of Connecticut. They were also pioneers of Sand Lake. The great grandparents of Willard F., Seth and Hannah (Merrick) Briggs, lived and died in Vermont. Silas Sliter made farming his life work. Besides Willard F. he has one daughter, Ella, wife of Walter Boker, in Iron Works, Columbus, Ohio. They have three children: Harriet, Annie and Charles. Mr. Sliter died May 14, 1877. He was a Republican in politics and held the office of collector and a number of years assessor. He was also constable and for a long time deputy sheriff. Mr. Sliter was educated at Seranis school and Brookside Institute. He was six years in New York city. and has been overseer of the estate of James K. Averill for twenty years. He now has charge of the freight office at Averill Park.' Mr. Sliter has been constable for years. He is a member of the Oneida Valley Lodge No. 282 F. & A. M., and Order of the United Friends of New York city.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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