Beverly Hazel SLOSSON

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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Beverly Hazel SLOSSON

    Beverly married David Bowers MCILWAIN [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Robin Beth MCILWAIN
    2. Kimberly Joy MCILWAIN
    3. Karen Jane MCILWAIN

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Rudolph Edson SLOSSONRudolph Edson SLOSSON was born 09 Oct 1882, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA (son of George Corbin SLOSSON and Almira GATES); died 21 Mar 1961, Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1900, Living with mother in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1900; Farmer
    • Census: 1910, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1910; farmer
    • Census: 1920, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1920; Farmer
    • Census: 1930, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1930; Farmer
    • Residence: 1930, Cross Road, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York

    Notes:

    Anecdotal notes from George Fredrick Slosson to his children regarding their family. From this perspective, Grandfather = Rudolph Slosson and GreatGrandfather = George C Slosson. Received from George F Slosson on 25 March 2001 via e-mail.

    The following information is regarding two of the pictures sent you.

    (1) Presidential Citation
    Issued to your grandfather on March 31, 1961 which was exactly 10 days after his death. It is signed on the top line by Nelson D. Rockefeller, governor of NY, and John F. Kennedy, President of the United States. Line two includes the signature of W.H. Boughton, State Director of Selective Service, and the last signature is Lewis B. Hershey, the Director of the Selective Service System.

    (2) The Slosson Ancestry:

    Your great grandfather died as a result of a runaway team of horses hooked to a wagon on which he and your grandfather, Rudolph were riding. They were headed up into the area which is now our pasture. He also apparently had a heart condition. As the team was out of control, he threw his son from the wagon and continued to try and control the situation. The wagon overturned and he was dragged quite some way. Your grandfather, then only 14 or 15 had to carry him to the farmhouse where he later died in the living room area.

    The oldest brother, Will (Willis) had left home some years before that to move to Gary, Indiana where he opened a construction business in his own name. His wife, Leah was still living when we first traveled to Indiana. He had two sons, Willis Jr. and Milton. Willis, Jr. is the grandfather of Darlene Donovan's family, i.e. Fred Slosson, Marge Albough. Milton is the father of Phyllis, Marcia, Harold and Milton, Jr. (Mickey) Slosson. Milton Sr. and Willis are the same generation as I am. Phyllis, etc. are the same generation as you are.

    Aunt Ina lived at home and never married. After his mother died, my dad had the responsibility of taking care of Aunt Ina who was not physically well. Eventually he sought help from the Plattsburgh hospital and the doctors there. The doctor (Dr. Silver) agreed to send out a nurse to help care for Aunt Ina and agreed to send the best nurse he had available.....i.e. Hazel Bradley (who was the instructor of nursing at the Physician's Hospital School of Nursing. The long-term result of that is certainly known to us. In 1936 they were married and in 1939 and 1941 they had two children, George and Beverly. After each delivery, Mother was on crutches for some period of time. Both of us were born caesarian.

    Until his death in 1961, my dad tried to persuade the Indiana relatives, specifically Cousin Leah to allow him to bring the remains of his brother, Will back to Chazy to be interred in the family plot there. He wanted to do that because Will's widow, Leah had remarried and planned to be buried next to her last husband. However she would not agree to let that happen.

    Your grandfather, Rudolph continued to operate the farm after his father's death. He operated as an active farm until the mid 1950's when he sold his herd of cows and the horses and then farmed the land only for the crops for several years. After that he rented the land to help keep it in good cultivation, fertilization, and to help offset the taxes, etc.

    In 1905 he was approached by others to help them with the new developing telephone company. He agreed and was so good at it that they asked him to stay with them as their lineman. He did and soon moved up in the ranks, however continuing to stay as the lineman/installer, etc. He got to know the company better than anyone. He was eventually named the President of the company and through the purchase of stock from time to time, he eventually owned 51% of the stock in the company. He held that until his death.

    In his mid-20's, while working on the telephone line, he fell from a pole on to rocky ground. He crawled back to his truck and came home. He did not seek medical help at that time, and was back on the job in just a few days. He was not aware that he had broken his hip. That was determined at a later date when the pain did not subside and the limping got worse. By the time it was determined that he had a broken hip, it had set and one leg was considerably shorter than the other. As a result, dad had a severe limp for the rest of his life and every step he took was a very excruciatingly painful step.

    As the company grew, he hired help for the servicing, etc. and was the sole supervisor for all the staff. He did the engineering (having earned a degree in electrical engineering from correspondence school). Dad only went through grade 8 in school because of the death of his father and the need for him to operate the farm to support his mother and sister.

    In 1941 he made history by installing the first dial telephone service north of Glens Falls. This move was considered foolish by his peers since everyone around had the old crank phones connected to operators. He was so far ahead of his time in this that it wasn't until about 1955 that the Plattsburgh area finally moved to dial phones. The Champlain company came aboard after that.

    In the 1930's dad began selling insurance as well. He developed that into a relatively large agency and after his death, Mom operated it for a number of years, eventually selling it to Fred Culley and Norman Foote which became the Culley and Foote Agency. Later Fred Culley's interest was purchased by James Langley who eventually purchased the interests of Norman Foote. Today it is the J. Langley Assoc. agency.

    Dad served on the U.S. Selective Service Board for many years. That board was responsible for reviewing the status of all boys/men over 18 years of age for consideration to be drafted into the armed services. Dad was uniquely able to help families of need to not lose the availability of their farming sons to the draft. Many folks benefited from his efforts.

    Dad and Mom both served on the Chazy Central School Board of Education. Dad was the Clerk of the Board from the 1920's. Mother was elected in the late 1940's. Together they served the Board of Education for more than 60 years. When the new school was built, the principal then, Ralph Pombrio, wanted to name a specific room of the school in their honor. He left before that materialized.

    Your grandfather was the head of the Grange in West Chazy for many years. It was a farm-based fraternal organization and he was a member of the local (called 'Subordinate'), the county (called "Pomona") the State and the National Grange levels. He had also served a number of years as the head (called "Master") of the county grange (Pomona). He was also a long-standing member of the Masonic Lodge in West Chazy.

    When road construction in the 1940's was being federally funded, he fought for and got the road in front of our home included. The road was raised to avoid yearly flooding, and was made a black-top road. As a result, after a number of years, the town decided to name the road in his honor, thus the name, Slosson Road.

    In 1960, Gerald Forcier, owner of the Westport Telephone Company, purchased the Chazy Telephone Company. The company's name was then changed to the Chazy and Westport Telephone Corp. which it is today.

    Your grandfather was diagnosed in 1960 with cancer and was treated at Memorial Hospital in NY City and then at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. He died at the Montreal hospital on March 21, 1961 as a result of the cancer that took his weight below 100 lbs.

    I've tried to give you a brief glimpse of your grandfather and have written this off the cuff from recall as I go along. Perhaps Beverly will type out additional recollections and send them to you to include in your records.

    Perhaps following this we can send similar information about your grandmother Slosson.

    Name:
    CHAZY PHONE COMPANY FOUNDER DIES AT 78

    West Chazy -- Rudolph Edson Slosson, 78, one of the founders of the Chazy Telephone Co., died thursday at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal after a lon illness.

    Slosson served as president and general manager of the company for 43 years, until last December when the firm was sold to the Westport Telephone co. It is now the Chazy - Westport Telephone Co.

    Slosson had also been an insurance agent and a stockbroker and had maintained an office in West Chazy for 40 years.

    He served as a clerk on the Chazy Central Board of Education for 25 years, and as a member of the selective service board in Plattsburgh.

    A mason for 51 years, he was a member of the West Chazy Northern Light Lodge. He was a past master of the West Chazy and Pomona Granges, and had served as a county district deputy of the state organization.
    He was a member of Chazy Presbyterian Church and a member of the Clinton County Historical Society.

    Slosson was born in West Chazy Oct. 9, 1882, a son of the late George Horace and Almira Gates Slosson.

    He is survived by his widow, the former Hazel Bradley whom he married Aug. 11, 1936; by a son, George Frederick Slosson of West Chazy; and by a daughter, Miss Beverly Hazel Slosson of West Chazy.

    The body is to be taken to the family residence here today.

    Funeral services will be Sunday at 2:30 p.m. at Chazy Presbyterian Church. burial will be in Riverside Cemetery at Chazy.

    Rudolph married Hazel Mae BRADLEY 11 Aug 1936, Chazy, Clinton Co.,New York. Hazel was born 16 Dec 1901, West Plattsburgh, New York; died 31 Mar 1975, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Hazel Mae BRADLEYHazel Mae BRADLEY was born 16 Dec 1901, West Plattsburgh, New York; died 31 Mar 1975, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, New York.

    Notes:

    Hazel is the daughter of Frederick and Katherine (Conley) Bradley.

    Children:
    1. George Frederick SLOSSON
    2. 1. Beverly Hazel SLOSSON


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  George Corbin SLOSSONGeorge Corbin SLOSSON was born 22 Nov 1829, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York (son of Horace SLOSSON and Irena Wells LADD); died 09 Jun 1897, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Medical Cond'tn: Cert. # 35750
    • Census: 1850, Living with parents in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Census: 1860, Living with father in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Census: 1870, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1870; Farmer
    • Census: 1880, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA
    • Occupation: 1880; Farmer

    Notes:

    George and his wife Almira settled on a farm where Leon Trombly now lives, later purchased the Rufus A. Hulett farm. George died from injuries received when his team of horses ran away.

    George married Almira GATES 18 Feb 1862, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., NY. Almira (daughter of Willis GATES and Almira HULETT) was born 03 Apr 1837, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 21 Aug 1907, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Almira GATESAlmira GATES was born 03 Apr 1837, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York (daughter of Willis GATES and Almira HULETT); died 21 Aug 1907, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Medical Cond'tn: Cert. No. 37149
    • Census: 1850, Living with parents in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1855, Living with parents in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1870, Living with husband in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Census: 1880, Living with husband in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Census: 1900, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York

    Children:
    1. Willis Horace SLOSSON was born 14 Feb 1868, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 02 May 1943, Gary, Lake, Indiana, USA; was buried , Calumet Park Cemetery, Crown Point, IN.
    2. Emmett James SLOSSON was born 06 Sep 1869; died 19 Jul 1879, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    3. Ina Almira SLOSSON was born 17 Apr 1875; died 01 Apr 1935, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York .
    4. George Ivers SLOSSON was born 10 Dec 1878, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; died 11 Aug 1879, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    5. 2. Rudolph Edson SLOSSON was born 09 Oct 1882, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 21 Mar 1961, Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Horace SLOSSONHorace SLOSSON was born 13 Mar 1802, South Hero or Grand Isle, Chittendon Co., Vermont (son of William M. SLOSSON and Susannah STARKS); died 08 Oct 1889, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Doane Cemetery, Chazy, New York (Slosson Cemetery).

    Other Events:

    • Residence: 1807, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA
    • Census: 1850, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1850; Farmer
    • Census: 1860, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1860; Farmer
    • Census: 1870, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1870; Farmer
    • Census: 1880, Living in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1880; Farmer

    Notes:

    Horace and Louise were 1st cousins.He was a farmer and lived next north of Heaton where Benoni lived, was the original settler.

    Horace married Irena Wells LADD 17 Sep 1828, Benson, Rutland, Vermont, USA. Irena (daughter of Benoni LADD and Rowena RANSOM) was born 09 Jan 1811, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 20 Aug 1858, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, New York. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Irena Wells LADDIrena Wells LADD was born 09 Jan 1811, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA (daughter of Benoni LADD and Rowena RANSOM); died 20 Aug 1858, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, New York.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Living with husband in Chazy, Clinton Co., New York

    Notes:

    Tombstone reads:

    There remaineth therefore a rest
    to the people of God.
    I will extend peace to her like a river.

    Children:
    1. 4. George Corbin SLOSSON was born 22 Nov 1829, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; died 09 Jun 1897, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    2. Henry Ladd SLOSSON was born 10 Jun 1832, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 14 Aug 1914, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, New York.
    3. William Emmett SLOSSON was born 06 Jul 1835, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 13 Feb 1873, Virginia City, Nevada; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, New York.
    4. James Woodward SLOSSON was born 20 Aug 1837, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 05 Jun 1901, Chicago, Cook Co., Ill.; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, NY.
    5. Myron Hardy SLOSSON was born 03 Feb 1840, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 06 Jun 1892; was buried , Glenwood Cemetery, Champlain.
    6. Lydia Susannah SLOSSON was born Oct 1846, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died , Rouses Point, NY.
    7. Benoni Horace SLOSSON was born 02 Jan 1853, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; died 09 Sep 1930, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Slosson Cemetery, Chazy, NY.

  3. 10.  Willis GATESWillis GATES was born 11 Oct 1793, Acworth, Sullivan Co., New Hampshire (son of Isaac GATES and Mary WHEELER); died 06 Nov 1873, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Living in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1855, Living in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1865, Living in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1870, Living in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Occupation: 1870; Farmer

    Willis married Almira HULETT Bef 1824, Hampton, Washington, New York. Almira (daughter of Mason HULETT, Jr. and Hannah KIDDER) was born 10 Dec 1806, Weatherfield, Vermont; died 06 Dec 1878, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Almira HULETTAlmira HULETT was born 10 Dec 1806, Weatherfield, Vermont (daughter of Mason HULETT, Jr. and Hannah KIDDER); died 06 Dec 1878, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.

    Other Events:

    • Census: 1850, Living with husband in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1855, Living with husband in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1865, Living with husband in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York
    • Census: 1870, Living with husband in Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York

    Children:
    1. Mary GATES was born 9 May 1824, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 1 Oct 1908, Clinton County, New York ; was buried , West Chazy Rural Cemetery, West Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    2. Reuben GATES was born 28 Jul 1826, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 21 Apr 1889, Saint Charles, Winona Co., Minnesota; was buried , Hillside Cemetery, Saint Charles, Winona Co., Minnesota.
    3. Hannah Lucy GATES was born 8 May 1828, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 22 Jun 1898; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    4. Ervin GATES was born Abt 1830, New York, USA.
    5. Edson GATES was born 28 Mar 1831, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 12 Apr 1894, Winona Co., Minnesota; was buried , Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.
    6. Celintha GATES was born Abt 1833, New York.
    7. Mason Hulett GATES was born 24 Apr 1834, Elizabethtown, New York, USA; died 10 Oct 1913, St. Charles, Winona County, Minnesota; was buried , Hillside Cemetery, Saint Charles, Winona Co., Minnesota.
    8. Willis GATES, Jr. was born 21 Sep 1835, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 1898, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.
    9. 5. Almira GATES was born 03 Apr 1837, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 21 Aug 1907, Chazy, Clinton, New York, USA; was buried , Riverview Cemetery, Chazy, Clinton Co., New York.
    10. Chester GATES was born Abt 1839, New York.
    11. Oscar J. GATES was born 10 Dec 1841, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 10 Apr 1918, Winona, Winona Co., Minnesota; was buried , Woodlawn Cemetery, Winona, Winona County, Minnesota.
    12. Frances M. GATES was born 17 Apr 1844, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 9 Aug 1879, New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.
    13. Albert L. GATES was born 19 Jun 1846, Elizabethtown, New York; died 28 Feb 1881, Russell County, Kansas; was buried , Russell City Cemetery, Russell, Russell Co., Kansas.
    14. Silas A. GATES was born 3 Aug 1847, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York; died 17 Aug 1869, New York; was buried , Riverside Cemetery, Elizabethtown, Essex Co., New York.