Sam Sloan's Big Combined Family Trees


Samuel Howard SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Sep 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Anda BAUMANIS on 25 Oct 1978 in New York NY. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
HONZAGOOL,
RANKOTH, Dayawathie Pedigedera
VITHANAGE, Shanti Latha "Renuka"
KIMURA, Kayo

Name changed to M. Ismail Sloan in 1979 but still uses the name Samuel H. Sloan when appropriate.

Anda BAUMANIS [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 27 Jan 1944 in Riga, Latvia. She married Samuel Howard SLOAN on 25 Oct 1978 in New York NY. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
ARAVENA, Arnold W.

Professional Pianist. She has a Masters Degree in Piano from Julliard School of Music. As an infant, she escaped with her parents on one of the last boats out of Latvia, just prior to the Soviet takeover. All but one of her other relatives were killed before or during the war. The remaining one died later, so Anda has no surviving relatives, although her original family was large.
Anda lived with her parents in a Displaced Persons camp in Germany before they were allowed to immigrate to America in 1951. Anda grew up in Lincoln, Nebraska and came to New York City to study music. She now works in New York City Public Schools.

They had the following children:

  M i Peter Julius SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 22 Oct 1978 in New York NY.

Rated Chess Master by the World Chess Federation (FIDE).
Graduated from State University of New York at Purchase in December, 2002, with a B.A. in Fine Art.
http://www.chessartist.com
Plays chess under the name "Peter Sloan Aravena".
http://www.64.com/uscf/ratings/12615391
Peter is rated 2235 by the World Chess Federation, FIDE.
http://www.fide.com/ratings/card.phtml?event=2018950
  F ii Mary Rachel SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 18 Oct 1979 in New York NY.

Graduated from State University of New York at Purchase in May, 2003, with a B.A. in Fine Art.

Samuel Howard SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Sep 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. He married HONZAGOOL on 17 Feb 1980.

Other marriages:
BAUMANIS, Anda
RANKOTH, Dayawathie Pedigedera
VITHANAGE, Shanti Latha "Renuka"
KIMURA, Kayo

Name changed to M. Ismail Sloan in 1979 but still uses the name Samuel H. Sloan when appropriate.

HONZAGOOL [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 28 Feb 1962 in Damik, Chitral, Pakistan. She married Samuel Howard SLOAN on 17 Feb 1980.

They had the following children:

  F i Shamema Honzagool SLOAN was born on 15 Oct 1981.

Samuel Howard SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Sep 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Dayawathie Pedigedera RANKOTH on 8 Aug 1989 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Other marriages:
BAUMANIS, Anda
HONZAGOOL,
VITHANAGE, Shanti Latha "Renuka"
KIMURA, Kayo

Name changed to M. Ismail Sloan in 1979 but still uses the name Samuel H. Sloan when appropriate.

Dayawathie Pedigedera RANKOTH [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 1 Feb 1969 in Kandy, Sri Lanka. She married Samuel Howard SLOAN on 8 Aug 1989 in Colombo, Sri Lanka.

Other marriages:
KAMAL, Abdullah
SUTTON, Kevin "The Creepy-Crawley-Guy"

They had the following children:

  M i Michael Rankoth SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 18 Jun 1988 in Oakland, California.
  M ii George Rankoth SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 28 Apr 1990 in Elmhurst, Queens, NY.
  F iii Anusha Rankoth SLOAN [scrapbook] 1 was born on 29 Nov 1991 in New York NY.

Samuel Howard SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Sep 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Shanti Latha "Renuka" VITHANAGE.

Other marriages:
BAUMANIS, Anda
HONZAGOOL,
RANKOTH, Dayawathie Pedigedera
KIMURA, Kayo

Name changed to M. Ismail Sloan in 1979 but still uses the name Samuel H. Sloan when appropriate.

Shanti Latha "Renuka" VITHANAGE [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 18 Dec 1972 in Kalutara South, Sri Lanka. She married Samuel Howard SLOAN.

Other marriages:
S., Sunil
ONOFRE, Ismael

Her passport says that she was born in 1968, but she now says that she is actually four years younger. She claims that she falsified her age in order to get a passport.

They had the following children:

  F i Jessica Vithanage SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 14 Sep 1988 in Oakland, California.

Samuel Howard SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 7 Sep 1944 in Richmond, Virginia. He married Kayo KIMURA on 7 Mar 2002 in City Hall, New York NY.

Other marriages:
BAUMANIS, Anda
HONZAGOOL,
RANKOTH, Dayawathie Pedigedera
VITHANAGE, Shanti Latha "Renuka"

Name changed to M. Ismail Sloan in 1979 but still uses the name Samuel H. Sloan when appropriate.

Kayo KIMURA [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 12 Mar 1966 in Tokyo, Japan. She married Samuel Howard SLOAN on 7 Mar 2002 in City Hall, New York NY.

Graduated from La Guardia Community College in Queens, New York in September, 2004, majoring in accounting.

Although she is Japanese, she spent three years in Sao Paulo, Brazil and graduated from high school there.

They had the following children:

  F i Sandra Kimura SLOAN [scrapbook] was born on 11 Nov 2001 in Elmhurst Hospital, Queens, New York.

Leroy Bayfield SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 2 May 1910 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 19 Jan 1986 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was buried on 22 Jan 1986 in Lynchburg, Virginia, Springhill Cemetery. He married Dr. Helen Marjorie JACOBSON on 27 Jun 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.

Other marriages:
DOSSING, Marion June

Graduate of the University of Iowa Law School.
A lawyer and a member of the Virginia State Bar.
Special Agent for the Treasury Department.
Auditor with the Internal Revenue Service.
SSN 325-03-4606

Full Name Record Type File Number Event Date
JACOBSON, HELEN M Marriage 1541822 6/21/1937
SLOAN, LE ROY Marriage 1541822 6/21/1937

Dr. Helen Marjorie JACOBSON [Parents] [scrapbook] was born on 17 Mar 1910 in Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. She died 1 on 16 May 2002 in Aiken, South Carolina. She was buried on 21 May 2002 in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. She married Leroy Bayfield SLOAN on 27 Jun 1937 in Chicago, Illinois.

Helen Marjorie Sloan biography

Dr. Helen Marjorie Sloan was listed in the First (1958-1959) and in the Second Edition (1961-1962) of "Who's Who of American Women", but not in the Third Edition (1964-1965). Here is her biography as published in the First and Second Editions.

SLOAN, Helen Marjorie, physician; b. Spaulding, Iowa., March 17, 1910; d. Wesley and Mary (Graham) Jacobson; Asso. Edn., Cottey Jr. College Women, Nevada, Missouri, 1930; B.A., U. Iowa., 1932, M.D., 1936; m. LeRoy B. Sloan, June 27, 1937 (div. Aug. 1956); children - Samuel Howard, Creighton Wesley. Intern, Norwegian-American. Hosp., Chicago., 1936-37; resident pediatrics Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, 1938, psychiatry Psychopathic Hospital, University of Iowa., 1939-40, 41-42; Commonwealth Fund fellow child psychiatry Mental Hygiene Clinic, Louisville 1942-43; psychiatrist. Memorial Guidance Clinic, Richmond, Va., 1943-52; psychiatrist, dir. Lynchburg Guidance Clinic, 1952-, Tidewater Guidance Clinic, Williamsburg, Va., 1952-57. Fellow American Orthopsychiatric Assn.; member. American Psychiatric Assn., American. Academy of Child Psychiatrists, Phi Theta Kappa, P.E.O. Episcopalian. Home: Trent's Ferry Rd. Office: 512 Clay St., Lynchburg, Va.

SSN # 225-40-7595

They had the following children:

  M i Samuel Howard SLOAN was born on 7 Sep 1944.
  M ii Creighton Wesley SLOAN was born on 27 Jun 1946.

Wesley Peter JACOBSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 16 Apr 1877 in Four Corners, Iowa. He died on 30 Aug 1963 in near Orient, Iowa. He was buried on 1 Sep 1963 in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. He married Mary Elizabeth GRAHAM on 2 Jun 1909 in Spaulding, Iowa.

SSN 483-03-1249

Obituary from Creston News Advertiser, Monday, September 9, 1963

WESLEY JACOBSON

Wesley Jacobson was born in Four Corners, Iowa, April 16, 1877 to Axel and Carrie Cassel Jacobson and passed away at the home of his sister, Henrietta Jacobson on August 30, 1963, at the age of 86 years, 4 months, and 14 days.

He was reared on the family farm near Orient. On June 2, 1909 he was united in marriage with Mary Elizabeth Graham who preceded him in death September 23, 1956.

To this union were born six children, two daughters, Dr. Marjorie Sloan of Lynchburg, Virginia, and Jeanette E. Jacobson of Long Reach, California, and four sons, Graham of Cedar Falls, Cassel of Silver Spring, Maryland, Lt. Col. Alden D. Jacobson of Leavenworth, Kansas and Newell of Council Bluffs.

He leaves to mourn their loss his sister Henrietta Jacobson, His six children, His two granddaughters, and his seven grandsons.

Funeral services were held September 1, 1963 at the first Methodist Church. Rev. L. Smith, officiated. Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Spaulding.

My life has had its morning
Its noon and now the day
Of toll and triumph, grief and joy
Will soon have passed away
As softly sinks the setting sun
So may I gently go
And, as the sunset guilds the sky
Leave such an afterglow

From Creston News Advertiser, Saturday, September 1, 1963

Rites Sunday for Wesley Jacobson

Funeral services for Wesley Jacobson, 86, retired Union County farmer, will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday at the First Methodist Church here. Rev. Azel L. Smith, the pastor, will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Spaulding.

His body will be taken to the church from the Keating and Beemer Funeral Home at 1 p.m. Sunday to lie in state before the services. The casket will not be opened after the services. His family will be at the funeral home from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. tonight.

Mr. Jacobson died at the home of his sister, Henrietta Jacobson, route 1, Creston, Friday morning after an illness of about a month.

From Creston News Advertiser, Monday, September 3, 1963

Rites Sunday for Wesley Jacobson

Funeral Services for Wesley Jacobson were held at 2 p.m. at the First Methodist Church here. Rev. Azel L. Smith, the pastor, officiated. Music was by Mrs. Larry Cook, organist, and Mrs. Shirley Graham who sang "Be Still My Soul" and "My Jesus as Thou Wilt". Casket bearers were Earl Graham, Wyman Graham, Pete Augustine, Matt Morris, Russel Selim and Robert Burdette. Burial was in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Spaulding. The Keating and Beemer funeral home was in charge of the services.

Mary Elizabeth GRAHAM [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 13 Jun 1879 in Pitzer, Madison County, Iowa. She died on 23 Sep 1956 in Creston, Iowa. She was buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. She married Wesley Peter JACOBSON on 2 Jun 1909 in Spaulding, Iowa. Mary was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Jackson, Madison, Iowa.

Obituary from Creston News Advertiser, Monday, September 24, 1956, page 1

Mary E. Jacobson dies here at 77

Mrs. Wesley Jacobson, 77, a resident of Creston since 1935, died at the Greater Community Hospital at 5:50 p. m. Sunday. Her home was at 510 west Montgomery Street. Her death followed a sudden illness.

Funeral arrangements are not complete and will be announced later. Dr. A. P. Keast, pastor of the First Methodist Church, will officiate. Burial will be in Prairie Lawn Cemetery at Spaulding.

Mary E. Graham was born near Macksburg, June 13, 1879. She was the daughter of Samuel A. and Elizabeth Thompson Graham. As a young woman she taught school in Orient before moving to Colorado with her parents in 1906. The family homesteaded there and she taught school in Colorado for a short time before returning to Spaulding.

She was married at Spaulding in June, 1909, to Wesley Jacobson. They moved to Colorado where they homesteaded. They returned to Iowa, to a farm near Afton, in 1914. They lived there until moving to Creston in 1935.

Mrs. Jacobson is survived by her husband, two daughters, Dr. Marjorie Sloan of Lynchburg, Va. and Jeanette E. Jacobson of Long Beach. Calif.; four sons, Graham V. Jacobson of Cedar Falls, Wesley C. Jacobson of Silver Spring, Md., Lt. Col. Alden D. Jacobson, in the U.S. air force and stationed at Hamilton Air Force Base in California, and Major Newell E. Jacobson of St. Louis, nine grandchildren, a sister, Mrs. Claude Bishop of Orient; and three brothers Walter Graham of Oil City, La., S. Rosco Graham of Des Moines and Will A. Graham of Spokane, Wash. Several nieces and nephews also survive.

Mrs. Jacobson was a member of the Methodist church in Creston and of the Order of the Eastern Star.

They had the following children:

  F i Dr. Helen Marjorie JACOBSON was born on 17 Mar 1910. She died on 16 May 2002.
  M ii Graham Victor JACOBSON was born on 16 Jun 1911. He died on 31 May 1997.
  M iii Cassel JACOBSON was born on 21 May 1913. He died on 7 Dec 2001.
  F iv Jeanette JACOBSON [scrapbook] 1 was born on 24 Oct 1914 in Afton, Iowa. She died on 19 Jan 1989 in Long Beach, California. She was buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa.

SSN 478-30-9836
  M v Alden Dale "Jake" JACOBSON was born on 4 Jun 1916. He died on 16 Nov 2001.
  M vi Newell Edward JACOBSON was born on 17 Jun 1918. He died on 25 Apr 1989.

Axel JACOBSON [Parents] [scrapbook] 1, 2, 3, 4 was born on 1 Dec 1843 in F√∂llingasj√∂, Kisa, Sweden. He died on 27 Nov 1935 in Union County, Iowa. He was buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. He married Carrie Sophia CASSEL on 6 Jan 1876 in New Sweden, Jefferson County, Iowa.

Axel Jacobson came to America in 1867 at age 23. He was financially successful and paid for his parents to come two years later. On June 21, 1935, at the age of 92, Axel Jacobson won an important court case in the Iowa Supreme Court. The decision is published in the lawbooks as Jacobson vs. Spriggs, 261 NW 613 (1935).

1870 Iowa in Jefferson County, Fairfield Twp, he was living in the houseld of Jacob Alters.

Carrie Sophia CASSEL [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 14 Aug 1851 in New Sweden, Iowa. She died on 16 Mar 1942 in Iowa. She was buried in Prairie Lawn Cemetery, Spaulding, Union County, Iowa. She married Axel JACOBSON on 6 Jan 1876 in New Sweden, Jefferson County, Iowa.

It looks like they were married in New Sweden, Iowa
http://www-lexikon.nada.kth.se/skolverket/swe-eng.shtml

They had the following children:

  M i Wesley Peter JACOBSON was born on 16 Apr 1877. He died on 30 Aug 1963.
  M ii Elmer Axel JACOBSON was born 1 on 29 May 1879 in Iowa. He died on 25 Feb 1954 in Iowa.
  F iii Henrietta Carrie Soffia JACOBSON [scrapbook] 1 was born 2 on 11 Jan 1884 in Iowa. She died on 3 Sep 1969 in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

SSN 482-42-1004

Samuel Allison GRAHAM [Parents] was born 1 on 18 Mar 1848 in Biggsville, Illinois. He died on 1 Oct 1931 in Afton, Iowa. He was buried in Orient Cemetery, Orient, Iowa. He married Elizabeth Grace THOMSON on 3 Jun 1869 in United Presbyterian Church, Macksburg, Iowa. Samuel was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Jackson, Madison, Iowa.

The 1930 census shows Samuel A. Graham and his wife Elizabeth living in Afton, Iowa in the home of their son-in-law Wesley Jacobson, his wife Mary and five of their children. The eldest doughter, Marjorie Jacobson (my mother), was away in college at the time, studying to become a medical doctor.

Samuel and his wife lived the last several years of their lives in a small home in Orient, Iowa, adjacent to the home of their youngest daughter, Jennie, and her husband, Claude Bishop.

My information comes from several sources. First and foremost from a suitcase found in my mother's house which was "to be deposited into a suitable waste disposal site" by order of Judge Michael Gamble of the Lynchburg Circuit Court issued in 1994 at the request of my brother, Creighton Sloan.

That suitcase which I found and rescued contained the numerous old photos such as the photos of my grandmother Mary Graham when she was a little girl in 1882 and her mother in 1864. I scanned and posted those photos on my web site in 1995 and that was the seed which started this, when people started writing me letters about them.

http://www.samsloan.com/gg-mom.htm
http://www.samsloan.com/gg-mom-2.htm

Next, my brother Creighton sent me some information he had assembled, which was strange because Creighton has been fighting with me and our mother for 30 years and has never before or since sent me a friendly letter.

I believe that what Creighton sent me was largely based on Philip Graham's book plus updates reflecting current family members and new children born.

Then, I often get bits and pieces of information from people who see my web site and add a relative or two.

My grandmother Mary Graham married Wesley Jacobson, who was Swedish. On the Swedish side, I get lots of letters because Wesley Jacobson's grandfather, Peter Cassel, led the first Swedish settlement in Iowa and they are mentioned in history books, research papers, doctoral thesis and so on, so I am constantly getting new information or inquiries about that.

However, on the Graham side I believe that all my sources are the same original source, which is Philip Graham's book.

In about 1959 in the summer I went to a golden wedding anniversary for one of my Graham relatives in Northeastern Iowa. More than one hundred relatives were there. I wish I could remember who it was whose aniversary we were celebrating.

We had an old family tree in the 1950s. According to this tree, which I never personally saw, we were related to the sister of John Paul Jones, the Scot captain who became American and fought against the British in the War of 1812.

My uncle Newell Jacobson who lived in Florida later told me that he had that family tree. However, Newell died in 1989 and I do not know what happened to the old family tree. I believe it was made by a commercial company and not by a family member.

Sam Sloan

Elizabeth Grace THOMSON [Parents] [scrapbook] was born 1 on 25 May 1851 in Dhuloch, Kirkcolm Parish, Wigtownshire, Scotland. She died on 12 Jun 1932 in Afton, Iowa. She was buried in Orient Cemetery, Orient, Iowa. She married Samuel Allison GRAHAM on 3 Jun 1869 in United Presbyterian Church, Macksburg, Iowa. Elizabeth was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Jackson, Madison, Iowa.

Migrated to America with her parents in 1856 living first at Oquawaka, Henderson County, Illinois and then moving to Madison County, Iowa in 1867.

Lived with her husband the last several years of their lives in a small home in Orient, Iowa, adjacent to the home of their youngest daughter, Jennie, and her husband, Claude Bishop.

They had the following children:

  M i William Allison GRAHAM was born on 30 Dec 1870. He died on 16 Dec 1959.
  M ii Thomas Edward GRAHAM was born on 3 Mar 1872. He died on 9 Feb 1943.
  M iii Robert Culbertson GRAHAM was born on 18 Aug 1873. He died on 28 Oct 1948.
  F iv Lillie Maude GRAHAM was born on 30 Jun 1877. She died on 2 Dec 1945.
  F v Mary Elizabeth GRAHAM was born on 13 Jun 1879. She died on 23 Sep 1956.
  F vi Jane Grace "Jennie" GRAHAM was born on 9 Feb 1883. She died on 11 Mar 1959.
  M vii Walter Nelson GRAHAM was born on 13 Oct 1885. He died on 6 May 1979.
  M viii Roscoe Samuel GRAHAM was born on 19 Jul 1888. He died on 2 Feb 1968.

Leroy Bayfield SLOAN [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 2 May 1910 in Chicago, Illinois. He died on 19 Jan 1986 in Lynchburg, Virginia. He was buried on 22 Jan 1986 in Lynchburg, Virginia, Springhill Cemetery. He married Marion June DOSSING in 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
JACOBSON, Helen Marjorie

Graduate of the University of Iowa Law School.
A lawyer and a member of the Virginia State Bar.
Special Agent for the Treasury Department.
Auditor with the Internal Revenue Service.
SSN 325-03-4606

Full Name Record Type File Number Event Date
JACOBSON, HELEN M Marriage 1541822 6/21/1937
SLOAN, LE ROY Marriage 1541822 6/21/1937

Marion June DOSSING 1 was born on 15 Jun 1914 in Chicago, Illinois. She died on 26 Dec 1993 in Macon, Georgia. She married Leroy Bayfield SLOAN in 1931 in Chicago, Illinois. The marriage ended in divorce.

Other marriages:
OSBORNE, Francis Joseph

Social Security Number: 351-01-9659

They had the following children:

  M i Fred Leroy Sloan OSBORNE was born on 9 Feb 1932. He died on 16 Jun 1994.

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