Frank Jesse SLAWSON

Male 1870 - 1962  (91 years)


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  • Name Frank Jesse SLAWSON  [2
    • UTICA DAILY PRESS
      Saturday, May 26, 1962, pg 15

      E.J. SLAWSON DIES;
      SALESMAN 60 YEARS

      Frank J. (Skip) Slawson, 91, formerly of 21 Springate St., a salesman for 60 years with Bowers Brothers, Inc. until he retired in 1950, died yesterday in the Masonic Home.
      Mr. Slawson became a familiar figure to Uticans and to people on his sales routes through the white flower that he wore on his lapel each day for 56 years. The custom began when he was making a sales call in Norwich and the late Edward F. Quinn, a florist there, stuck a carnation in his buttonhole. From then on, Mr. Slawson wore some kind of white flower each day.
      Born in Whitesboro, he was the son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard F. Slawson. Slawson Sr. was an undertaker in Utica for many years.
      He came with his family to Utica when he was eight and sold the old Saturday Globe to such prominent people as Senator roscoe Conkling, Thomas E. Kinney and Judge P.F. Bulger.
      Mr. Slawson was active in athletics as a youth and played baseball with the Ninth Ward Regulars as catcher. He also played on the Utica Free Academy football team. He was graduated from that school in 1886, as one of the youngest members of his class.
      Mr. Slawson had been associated with Bowers Brothers since the firm was established by the brothers at 219 Columbia St. It is now located on the Truck Route 5 A.
      Mr. Slawson was also known as a speaker and writer on a variety of subjects.
      He was a member of Tabernacle Baptist Church, Oriental Lodge. F & AM.
      He married Marion E. Hyde in 1896, in Utica. She died in 1945.
      He leaves a son Howard H. Slawson, New Hartford.
      The funeral will be at 10 Monday from the Lankton, Townsend & Cronk Funeral Home, with the Rev. John U. Miller, pastor of Tabernacle Baptist Church, officiating. Burial will be in Forest Hill Cemetery.
      Calling hours are from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 today and tomorrow at the funeral home. [1]
    Born 22 Oct 1870  Whitesboro, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Living with parents in Whitestown, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Census 1900  Living in Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1910  Living in Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Census 1920  Living in Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Census 1930  Living in Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Occupation 1900 - Salesman  [3
    Occupation 1910 - Traveling Salesman  [5
    Occupation 1920 - Superintendant - ? Farms  [6
    Died May 1962  Utica, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I51372  Main Tree
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2018 

    Father Howard Frank SLAWSON,   b. Jun 1844, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1927, Utica, Oneida, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary HEPWORTH,   b. 5 Sep 1844, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1908, Whitesboro, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F17258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marion E. HYDE,   b. 01 Feb 1875, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1945  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 06 Jul 1896  Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Howard Hyde SLAWSON,   b. 03 Feb 1906, Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1981, Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)  [Birth]
     2. Frank Chester SLAWSON,   b. 19 Dec 1911, Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1936, Utica, Oneida County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 24 years)  [Natural]
    Family ID F24138  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4798] Obituary Notice for Frank Jesse Slawson.

    2. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    3. [S03767] 1900 Census Utica, Oneida County, New York.

    4. [S03766] 1880 Census Whitestown, Oneida County, New York.

    5. [S03768] 1910 Census Utica, Oneida County, New York.

    6. [S03769] 1920 Census Utica, Oneida County, New York.

    7. [S03771] 1930 Census Utica, Onieda County, New York.