Willis Merton SLOSSON

Male 1849 - 1923  (73 years)


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  • Name Willis Merton SLOSSON  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    • INQUIRING
      BALLINGER WAS NOT MENTONED
      PINCHOT SO STATES AS TO HIS OWN REMARKS

      Chief Forester in Santa Barbara Interview says He has made no statement regarding the Controversy and Will ot Do So--Investigates Local matters.

      (Associated press Night Report)

      SANTA BARBARA, Sept. 2, - Gifford Pinchot, chief United States Forester, accompanied by District Forester Olmstead of San francisco, arrived this evening from the north to investigate the case of WILLIS M. SLOSSON, supervisor of the local reserve, who was asked by Olmstead to resign, but refused.

      He was met at the station by SLOSSON, Assistant Supervisor Merrill and representative of the Chamber of Commerce. Pinchot, Olmstead and SLOSSON went immediately to the Potter Hotel, and thence to Slosson's office, where the former began to investigate the local situation.

      Asked for a statement Pinchot said: "I simply came here to investigate the matter. When the proper time comes I will give my decision."

      Asked if any specific charges were made against SLOSSON, Pinchot said: "No, only unfavorable repots have been made by inspectors." he said he will give a decision on SLOSSON'S fate as soon as possible, but not before he leaves town. Further than this he said it is impossible for him to make a statement now.

      Approached in regard to the Ballinger controversy, Pinchot said emphatically that he had not mentioned Balliner's name in the north and had made no statement on the matter, and would not do so. he added: "President Taft, both in public addresses and private conversation to me, has expressed himself in thorough accord with the Roosevelt conversation policies."

      Pinchot reserved tonight for investigation. Tomorrow morning he will deliver a public address at the Chamber of Commerce rooms, and leave for Los Angeles at 10:30 o'clock a.m.

      The Chamber of Commerce has passed unanimously a resolution protesting against the removal of SLOSSON as local supervisor.

      Stewart Edward White, author of works on western outdoor life, and a friend of Pinchot, will take breakfast with him in the morning It is believed he will do all he can to have SLOSSON retained.

      Pinchot announces that he will return here on the 2nd inst, and personally inspect the Santa Barbara forest reserves.

      Newpapers.com: The Los Angeles Times (Los Angeles, California) Fri, Sep 3, 1909 [1]
    Born 25 May 1849  Newark Valley, Tioga, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Census 1880  Living in Richmond, Osceola Co., Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Census 1900  Living in Ojai, Ventura Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Census 1910  Living in Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Occupation 1910  [9
    Supervisor 
    Census 1920  Living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Died 21 May 1923  Santa Barbara(?), California Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Census 1930  Living in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Co., California Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    Buried Cyprus Lawn Cemetery, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • [Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW]

      Willis Merton Slosson was mayor of Santa Barbara for a time.

      Moved in 1874 to Sabetha, Nemaha County, Kansas, and in 1879 to Read City, Osceola County, Michigan, and in 1898 to California.
    Person ID I53131  Main Tree
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2016 

    Father Ozias Judd SLOSSON,   b. 23 Jul 1807, Stockbridge, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1862, Newark Valley, Tioga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Anna BERTON,   b. 19 Sep 1811, Francestown, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1872  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 01 Oct 1833  Union, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Family ID F05467  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mariann Elie BUTLER,   b. 20 Nov 1852, Lisle, Broome, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Aug 1928, San Francisco, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 20 May 1874  Newark Valley, Tioga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 6
    Children 
     1. Leonard Butler SLOSSON,   b. 13 Apr 1875, Sabetha, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 04 Jun 1946, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     2. Lawrence Merton SLOSSON,   b. 25 Oct 1877, Alameda, Kansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Aug 1954, Alameda, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)  [Natural]
     3. Edna Eloise SLOSSON,   b. 21 Apr 1880, Reed City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1967, San Joaquin County, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)  [Natural]
     4. Stuart Arthur SLOSSON,   b. 23 May 1885, Reed City, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1969, San Rafael, California Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)  [Natural]
    Last Modified 14 Oct 2016 
    Family ID F05501  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S8790] Newspapers.com.

    2. [S03338] Slosson 11-20-00 Greene.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jan 6, 2001

    3. [S01649] A Genealogical Memoir of Nathaniel Slosson of Kent & His Descendants, 1696-1872.

    4. [S00020] "Descendants of Eleazer Slosson" by Netscape Web Sites.

    5. [S03340] Slosson Genealogy by D. Williams Patterson.

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

    7. [S00710] 1880 Census Richmond, Osceola County, Michigan.

    8. [S00924] 1900 Census Ojai, Ventura County, California.

    9. [S01155] 1910 Census Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County, California.

    10. [S01298] 1920 Census Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.

    11. [S01531] 1930 Census Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California.