James Henry SLAWSON

Male 1875 -


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  • Name James Henry SLAWSON  [2
    • "History of Illinois and Her People" by Professor George W. Smith, M.A. -

      James H. SLAWSON, engineer and business man, for the greater part of his active life has been identified with the iron and steel industry.
      Mr. Slawson was born at Cleveland, Ohio, in 1875, son of William Bowers and Lorinda (Snow) Slawson. His paternal grandfather, John Lloyd Slawson, was of New England parentage and was the first white child born in Cass County, Michigan. From Michigan John L. Slawson moved to Cleveland. The original Slawson homestead in cleveland was in the old University Heights, on the South Side, now known as West Fourteenth Street, this being the locality in which James H. Slawson was born. On the maternal as well as the paternal side his people have long been prominent in educational affairs at Cleveland, and were active in founding the public school system in that city. Miss Sarah E. Slawson, sister of James H. Slawson, has been for many years head of an institutional school in the slum districts of Cleveland.
      James H. Slawson was educated for the engineering profession, and his early experience in the iron and steel industry was at Cleveland. He was connected with similar industries in the Mahoning Valley and in Western Pennsylvania. Mr. Slawson located in Chicago in 1910, and is now connected with the Chicago Malleable Castings Company, in charge of the railway department.
      Mr. Slawson is a member of the Union League Club, Engineers Club of New York,Lotus Club of New York, the Milwaukee Club of Milwaukee, Cleveland Athletic Club and the American Iron and Steel Institute, of which Judge E.H.Gary is president.
      Mr. Slawson resides in the village of Glen Ellyn, west of Chicago. For several years he has been active in local affairs, and in the sping of 1925 was elected president of the Village Board. He had the distinction of leading a successful campaign, and for the first time in many years an opposition ticket was elected in that municipality. Mr. Slawson has been deeply interested in the plans and movements for the coordination and direction of growth and development among the suburban districts surrounding Chicago, so as to safeguard the future as well as the present welfare of the individual communities. In August, 1925, Mr.Slawson as president of the Glen Ellyn Village Board appointed a Plan Commission for that village, which is cooperating with the Chicago Regional Plan Commission. Mr. Slawson married Miss Gertrude F. Hardy and has one daughter Miss Mary Elizabeth Slawson. [1]
    Born 8 Jul 1875  Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Person ID I68332  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 

    Father William Bowers SLAWSON,   b. 21 Sep 1848, Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jul 1906, Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Lourinda SNOW,   d. 15 Dec 1922, Cleveland, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1873  [2
    Family ID F27506  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Gertrude M. HARDY,   b. 14 Mar 1875 
    Married 9 Aug 1899  North Baltimore, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
     1. Mary Elizabeth SLAWSON,   b. 9 Jun 1915, Oak Park, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 May 2012 
    Family ID F27510  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S4806] "History of Illinois and Her People", Professor George W. Smith, M.A., (The American Historical Society, Chicago and New York - 1927).

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