George Franklin SLOSSON

George Franklin SLOSSON

Male 1854 - 1949  (95 years)

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  • Name George Franklin SLOSSON  [1
    Born 05 Mar 1854  DeKalb, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Census 1860  [2
    Living with father in Dekalb, Saint Lawrence Co., New York. 
    Census 1930  Living in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census 1940  Living in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Residence 1944  Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Died 21 Jun 1949  Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 5
    Buried Saint Joseph Cemetery, West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Notes 
    • NORTHERN NEW YORK - Genealogical and family history of northern New York;
      GEORGE FRANKLIN, fourth son of Stephen W. and Mary (Cooper) Slosson, was born March 5, 1854, in DeKalb. At the early age of eight years he left home and went to Ogdensburg, where he was employed in a billiard room. He subsequently served in the same manner in Watertown, Rochester, and Cleveland, Ohio, going to the latter place when fifteen years of age.
      Although his opportunities for attending school were very limited, he has been a reader and student of men and affairs, and is thoroughtly well informed and abreast of the times. At sixteen years of age he became cashier of the largest billiard room in the world, located at Chicago.
      His total attendance at school did not exceed thrity days, but he was accustomed to study while riding on trains and at night. He was accustomed to work in the billard room from eight in the morning until one o'clock of the following morning, yet in the midst of this strenuous life, and in spite of the temptations to idleness attendant on such a life, and as a natural consequence of his short hours of rest, he kept on with his studies, and is among the best informed men of the present (1910) day.
      He first opened a billard room on his own account in a small room on Vesey street, New York City, and subsequently conducted a billard room at 171 Monroe Street, Chicago, and Oct 9, 1887, took possession of his present place, which had been opened in 1863, at 22d street and Broadway, New York City.
      In the meantime his fame as a billarist had become world-wide, and he traveled about the world entering contests, and crossed the ocean thirty times, and has long been known as champion of the world in all styles of billiard playing. is establishment in New hyork is one of the finest of its kind, having the best equipment that money can procure, and is daily thronged by people interested in that line of amusement, Mr. Slosson is a man of open and candid nature, of democratic habits and is known and esteemed by many people on both sides of the Atlantic ocean.
      He is liberal in religious belief, and classes himself as independent in politics, usually voting the Democratic ticket in local matters and sustaining the Republican party in general elections.
      He married (first) October, 1886, in Chicago, Heley Foley, a native of that city, who died in 1887, leaving daughter, Katherine, who now resides with her father. He married (second) 1881, in St. Louis, Missouri, Helen Hogan, born in Chicago, daughter of ohn and Mary Hogan of that city.
      Children: George F., Clinton, Henry and Marion.
    Person ID I52723  Main Tree
    Last Modified 11 Nov 2022 

    Father Stephen William SLOSSON,   b. Feb 1827, Gouverneur, St. Lawrence County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1900, Dayton, Hennepin County, Minnesota Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary E. COOPER,   b. abt. 1827, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1859  (Age ~ 32 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 12 Sep 1844  [6
    Family ID F17170  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Josie DEMAREST 
    Married 08 Sep 1874  Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F17175  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary FOLEY,   d. 06 Jul 1887, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 7 Oct 1885  Cook County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 8
    Children 
     1. Helen Marie SLOSSON,   b. 30 Jun 1887, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1972, Glen Ridge, Essex Co., New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F17176  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Helen H. HOGAN,   b. 11 Apr 1864, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Mar 1926, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 1891  St. Louis, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Divorced Bef 1922  [1
    Children 
     1. Clifton Henry SLOSSON,   b. 07 Feb 1896, New York, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1948, Manhattan, New York Co., New York Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
     2. George Franklin SLOSSON, Jr.,   b. 22 Nov 1893, New York, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1985, Ocala, Marion Co., Florida Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)  [Birth]
     3. Marion SLOSSON,   b. 02 Sep 1897, Saratoga Springs, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1978, Southbury, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 8 Nov 2022 
    Family ID F17177  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Katherine Louise O'CONNELL,   b. 29 Sep 1893, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Aug 1988, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Married 1922  Providence, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Eugene SLOSSON,   b. 1922, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1936, Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 14 years)  [Birth]
    Family ID F17178  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 05 Mar 1854 - DeKalb, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 08 Sep 1874 - Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 7 Oct 1885 - Cook County, Illinois Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1930 - LIving in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 1940 - LIving in Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1944 - Boston, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    George Franklin Slosson
    George Franklin Slosson
    George is the son of Stephen W. Slosson and Mary Cooper.

    Photo taken from Billards Experts of the World Poster.

    Added by: Angel Wings

    Headstones
    George Franklin Slosson and Eugene Slosson Headstone
    George Franklin Slosson and Eugene Slosson Headstone
    George F., son of Stephen W. Slosson and Mary Cooper, and his son Eugene, are buried in the Saint Joseph Cemetery in West Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts.

    Created by: Robert Sage
    Photo added by: Retriever

  • Sources 
    1. [S03336] Slason-Slauson-Slawson-Slosson Family by George C. Slawson dated 1946.

    2. [S4418] 1860 Census Dekalb, Saint Lawrence County, New York.

    3. [S01436] 1930 Census Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

    4. [S5403] 1940 Census Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts.

    5. [S02329] Find A Grave Website.

    6. [S7314] The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 1919 Vol. 50 No. 1 January.

    7. [S02465] Illinois Statewide Marriage Index 1763-1900.

    8. [S6349] Ancestry.com: Cook County, Illinois, U.S., Marriages Index, 1871-1920.