Carroll COOPER.Carroll married Eleanor Pauline BARNHART.
Eleanor Pauline BARNHART [Parents] was born in 1916 in Buck Valley, Fulton Co., Union Twp., PA. She died on 1 Jul 1993. She married Carroll COOPER.
William SLOAN [Parents] was born on 9 Jul 1806 in Honeybrook Towns, Chester County, Pennsylvania. He died in 1881. He married Keziah RIEM.
Keziah RIEM was born in 1813 in Pennsylvania. She died on 7 Apr 1862 in McDonough Co., Illinois. She married William SLOAN.
They had the following children:
M i Charles Wentworth SLOAN was born on 15 Sep 1832. He died in 1908. M ii John Fletcher SLOAN was born on 6 May 1838. He died in 1924.
Samuel Alan SLOAN [Parents] was born on 19 May 1878 in Pennsylvania. He married Ann THORN on 12 Oct 1904.
Ann THORN was born about 1882 in Pennsylvania. She married Samuel Alan SLOAN on 12 Oct 1904.
They had the following children:
Maurice McCaskey SLOAN [Parents] was born on 20 Jun 1873 in Pennsylvania. He married Jessica Carlotta CRAMER on 2 May 1898.
Jessica Carlotta CRAMER.Jessica married Maurice McCaskey SLOAN on 2 May 1898.
Ellwood Pennell SLOAN [Parents] was born 1 in 1846 in Pennsylvania. He died in 1912. He was buried in Mount Moriah, Cemetery, Philadelphia, Lot 11 Sec 20. He married Laura M MCCASKEY in 1872. Ellwood was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Laura M MCCASKEY was born in 1850 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1917 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in Mount Moriah, Cemetery, Philadelphia, Lot 11 Sec 20. She married Ellwood Pennell SLOAN in 1872.
They had the following children:
M i Maurice McCaskey SLOAN was born on 20 Jun 1873. F ii Helen SLOAN was born in 1875 in Pennsylvania. She died in 1928 in Pennsylvania. She was buried in Mount Moriah, Cemetery, Philadelphia, Lot 11 Sec 20. M iii Samuel Alan SLOAN was born on 19 May 1878.
Samuel SLOAN [Parents] 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 was born 6 on 25 Dec 1817 in Lisburn, County Down, Ireland. He died on 22 Sep 1907 in Garrison's, New York. He was buried in Cemetery of St. Philip's Church, Garrison, Putnam County, New York, USA. He married Margaret ELMENDORF on 8 Apr 1843 in Somerville, NJ. Samuel was counted in a census 7 in 1880 in New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York.
The New York Times said: "Samuel Sloan, Builder of Railroads: No name in the financial and railroad world is more closely identified with building of the great railroad systems which serve New York than that of Samuel Sloan."
Samuel Sloan at the time of his death was director or officer of thirty-three corporations including Citibank, Farmers Loan and Trust Company, United States Trust Company, Consolidated Gas Company, and Western Union Telegraph Company.
In 1903, he held his sixtieth wedding anniversary. Present were seven children, 26 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, one of which was born that day.
The New York Times Obituary was published on September 23, 1907, page1, col. 1.
Samuel Sloan was President of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad. Gustavus Myers, in his classic work, http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0882860682/slavesofthomasje "History of the Great American Fortunes", describes that Samuel Sloan as one of "the monarchs of the land ... the actual rulers of the United States; the men who had the power in the final say of ordering what should be done."
That Samuel Sloan was an ally of J. P. Morgan. Samuel Sloan was one of the founders of what is now Citibank and his name is engraved in stone on the wall in the former Citibank headquarters at 55 Wall Street. There is also a statute of that Samuel Sloan one block from Journal Square in Hoboken, New Jersey.
Here are two quotes from what the History of the Great American Fortunes has to say about Sam Sloan.
"BOTH SIDES CHARGES WITH FRAUD
"In less than a month after this, separate elections were held; each side again claimed that its directors were elected. More suits followed. Gould and Fisk charged that Ramsey, president of the road, had illegally issued three thousand shares of stock to the Morgan party, and demanded that this issue be invalid. Morgan, Samuel Sloan and others of the opposition retaliated with charges that Gould and Fisk had used force and fraud. The State of New York now stepped in, and through the attorney general, brought an action against both parties. The state charged that both stockholders elections' were illegal, irregular and void; that spurious votes had been counted in, and that otherwise they were full of fraud. (Lansing's Reports, New York Supreme Court, 1:308, etc. The statement of the case in the decision frequently refers to "the party headed by J. Pierpont Morgan.") The state asked for an injunction restraining both boards from taking possession.
"The case came up again in November, 1869, before Judge Darwin Smith in the Supreme Court at Rochester, N. Y. Gould and Fisk found themselves at great disadvantage. In New York City, with their bought judges on hand, they could arrange for decisions in advance, but in Rochester they were in territory where the power of competitive magnates was strongly entrenched. Judge Smith's decision was wholly favorable to the group of capitalists led by J. Pierpont Morgan, and the Albany & Susquehanna railroad passed into their control. (See, The People of the State of New York vs. The Albany and Susquehanna Railroad Company, Lansing's Reports, N. Y. Supreme Court, 1:308-345.)"
("History of the Great American Fortunes", by Gustavus Myers, 1909, first Modern Library edition, 1936, pages 555-556.)
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"MORGAN DIRECTS MATTERS
"These facts will give a fairly clear idea of the composition and pretensions of those middle groups which the news of the meeting in Morgan's house was bound to excite into convulsions. A momentous gathering it was that assembled in Morgan's mansion on January 8, 1889. Who were they we note there? Apparently private citizens; in reality monarchs of the land: Jay Gould with his son George, held by the leading strings; Stickney, of the Northwest Territory; Roberts, of the Pennsylvania Railroad; sleek Depew, echoing the Vanderbilts; Sloan, of the Delaware, Lackawanna, & Western Railroad, and a half dozen more magnates or their accredited mouthpieces. The honorable legislatures could gravely discuss the advisability of this or that legislation; the noisy "Congress of the United States" could solemnly meet and after wearing out mouths in rodomontade, profess to make laws; the high and mighty Courts could blink austerely and pompously hand down their decisions. But in that room in Morgan's house sat many of the actual rulers of the United States; the men who had the power in the final say of ordering what should be done."
("History of the Great American Fortunes", by Gustavus Myers, 1909, first Modern Library edition, 1936, page 572.)
Cited above is a lengthy court decision which can be found in any law library in Lansing's Reports, which described how Sam Sloan and his ally, J. P. Morgan, succeeded in ousting notorious robber-barons Gould and Fisk from control of the Albany & Susquehanna Railroad. These events bear at least passing mention in every American History book.
He was survived by a wife and six children and 26 grandchildren.
His name was originally spelled Sloane.
Homer Republican, Thurs., March 14, 1878
"The best evidence of the good condition of the Syracuse, Binghamton and
New York Railroad, is found in the speed made over it Friday when President
Sam Sloan made the run from Syracuse to Binghamton in 90 minutes, stopping
at this station five minutes for water. Eight miles in eighty-five minutes
is good speed."
Dictionary of American Biography, PP 213-214, Vol. XVII
SLOAN, SAMUEL (Dec. 25, 1817-Sept. 22, 1907), railroad executive, was a son
of William and Elizabeth (Simpson) Sloan of Lisburn, County Down, Ireland.
When he was a year old he was brought by his parents to New York. At age
fourteen, the death of his father compelled Samuel to withdraw from the
Columbia College Preparatory School, and he found employment in an importing
house on Cedar Street, with which he remained connected for twenty-five
years, becoming head of the firm.
On April 8, 1844, he was married, in New Brunswick, N.J., to Margaret
Elmendorf, and took up his residence in Brooklyn. He was chosen a supervisor
of Kings County in 1852, and served as president of the Long Island College
Hospital. In 1857, having retired from the importing business, he was
elected as a Democrat to the state Senate, of which he was a member for two
Sloan at forty was recognized in New York as a successful business man
who had weathered two major financial panics, but it couldhardly have been
predicted that twenty years of modest achievement as a commission merchant
would be followed by more than forty years in constructive and profitable
effort in a wholly different field - that of transportation.
As early as 1855 he had been a director of the Hudson River railroad
(not yet part of the New York Central system). Election to the presidency of
the road quickly followed, and in the nine years that he guided its
destinies (including the Civil War period), the market value of the
company's shares rose from $17 to $140.
Resigning from the Hudson River, he was elected, in 1864, a director,
and in 1867, president, of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad, then
and long after known as one of the small group of "coal roads" that divided
the Pennsylvania anthracite territory. Beginning in the reconstruction and
expansion era following the Civil War, Sloan's administration of thirty-two
years covered the period of shipping rebates, "cut-throat" competition, and
hostile state legislation, culminating in federal regulation through the
Interstate Commerce commission.
Sloan's immediate job, as he saw it, was to make the Lackawanna more
than a "coal road," serving a limited region. Extensions north and west,
and, finally, entrance into Buffalo, made it a factor in general freight
handling. Readjustments had to be made. It was imperative, for example, that
the old gauge of six feet be shifted to the standard 4'8 1/2". This feat was
achieved in 1876, with a delay of traffic of only twenty-four hours.
The total cost of the improvement was $1,250,000. Great changes in the
road's traffic ensued. In the decade 1881-1890, (P.214) while coal shipments
increased thirty-two percent, general freight gained 160 per cent, and
passenger traffic, eight-eight per cent. Dividends of seven percent were
paid yearly from 1885 to 1905.
Although Sloan resigned the presidency in 1899, he continued for the
remaining eight years of his life as chairman of the board of directors. At
his death, in 1907, at the age of ninety years, he had been continuously
employed in railroad administration for more than half a century and had
actually been the president of seventeen corporations. He died in Garrison,
N.Y., survived by his wife and six children.
<Evening Post (N.Y.), and N.Y. Tribune, Sept. 23, 1907; Railroad Gazette,
Oct. 11, 1907; J.I. Bogen, The Anthracite Railroads (1927); annual reports
of the Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Company; information as to
certain facts from a son, Benson Bennett Sloan.)
Syracuse Journal, Sept. 12, 1881
President Sam Sloan made a flying visit to Alexandria Bay Saturday.
While there he gave the Dutch Reformed Church, which was founded many years
ago by his pastor, Rev. Dr. Bethune, two hundred dollars. It was a
characteristic act. He spent Sunday in Oswego with Mr. Theodore Irwin, and
passed through this city this forenoon on his return to New York. Mr. Sloan
not infrequently mingles benevolence and pleasure with his vast business
(Note: At this particular time, Sam Sloan also owned and controlled the
Rome, Watertown & Ogdensburg Railroad which served northern New York).
(Maybe he was going to Binghamton to personally visit the coal thieves).
Scranton Republican, Oct. 11, 1871
Another new car was turned out at the shops of the D.L.& W. RR. Company
yesterday. This piece of railroad furniture is for the accommodation of the
President of the road, and company; and as a conveyance it is of very
elegant and commodious finish and construction. It is a little over one-half
the length of the ordinary passenger car.
The color is the same as that which distinguished all other rolling
stock of the company, while on the ends and centerboards, there are
beautiful displays of the painter¹s art. The inside is fitted in very
luxurious manner. The wood fittings are of black walnut, carved and trimmed
At one end is a suit of toilet rooms, elegantly furnished. The furniture
of of the main saloon consists of a number of easy chairs with green rep
covering; a black walnut centre table, upon which stands a silver pitcher
and goblets; a large mirror covers one end of the apartment; the floor is
covered with rich carpet, and the windows are hung with green tapestry.
With a few interesting companions, no matter how uniform the scenery
outside, the longest railroad journey would not prove wearisome in such
accommodations. The car will convey the President, Mr. S. Sloan, north this
Margaret ELMENDORF [Parents] 1 was born 2 on 8 Apr 1822 in Somerville, NJ. She died on 13 Oct 1913 in Garrison, NY. She married Samuel SLOAN on 8 Apr 1843 in Somerville, NJ. Margaret was counted in a census 3 in 1880 in New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York.
Their golden wedding anniversary was celebrated April 8, 1894 at theirhome in Manhattan, 7 East 38th Street. Twenty-two grandchildren of manyages and sizes helped by their presence to gladden the hearts of thiswell-known pair. There was a ceremony in which Rev. Dr. Terry officiated,assisted by Rev. John Hall and Rev. W. Thompson, rector of the church atGarrison-on-the-Hudson.
For the occasion the house blossomed in yellow roses, tulips, and springflowers of golden hue. Mrs. Sloan wore a gown of primrose color. Thechildren of Mr. and Mrs. Sloan are Elmendorf Sloan, Mrs. Edgar S.Auchinloss, Mrs. Joseph R. Duryee, Mrs. Joseph Walker, Mrs. RichardCollins Colt, Mr. William S. Sloan, Mr. Samuel Sloan, Jr. and Mr. BensonBennett Sloan. Mr. Samuel Sloan, Sr. has been a resident of New York cityfor seventy-two years.
From a New York newspaper article.
They had the following children:
M i P. Elmendorf SLOAN was born on 15 Jan 1845. He died on 8 Jun 1916. F ii Maria La Grange "Maggie" SLOAN was born on 4 Feb 1847. She died on 15 Dec 1929. M iii Samuel SLOAN was born on 5 Jul 1849 in Brooklyn, NY. He died on 27 Sep 1851.
died at 2 years old
M iv James McBride SLOAN was born on 13 Apr 1852 in Brooklyn, NY. He died on 7 Nov 1861.
Died at 9 years.
F v Margaret Elmendorf SLOAN was born on 9 Dec 1854. She died on 18 Apr 1906. F vi Eliza SLOAN was born on 25 Mar 1857 in Brooklyn, NY. She died on 25 Sep 1861.
Died at 4 years
M vii William Simpson SLOAN was born on 22 Dec 1859. He died on 11 May 1896. F viii Elizabeth La Grange SLOAN was born on 26 Nov 1862. She died in 1960. M ix Samuel SLOAN Jr. was born on 3 Oct 1864. He died in 1939. M x Benson Bennett SLOAN was born on 29 Mar 1867. F xi Mary Adelaide SLOAN was born on 14 Apr 1868.
William SLOAN was born in 1794 in Ireland. He died on 24 Jun 1830 in Bloomingdale, Manhattan Island, New York, NY. He married Elizabeth SIMPSON in May 1815 in Dunmurry County, Antrim, Ireland.
In 1821 William Sloan with his wife and infant son landed in Quebec,Canada.
Their ship was wrecked in the St. Lawrence and the family lost most oftheir household goods and stock. Nor were conditions in Quebec propitious. As soon as possible, William Sloan made his way to New York.There he became a clerk in the linen store of Mr. Suffern, a North of Ireland man. In advancing himself he more than once changed his place of business but always found employment among his Ulster friends. At hisdeath he was employed in the House of Wm Cowley on Water St., which was extensively engaged in the Bristol trade as well as the sale of Irish goods. The first home of the family was on Washington Street near Thames Street. The family remained there two years when they moved to a house on Chambers Street and later to one of Murray Street near Columbia College.
William Sloan was the first of this family line to come to America; hearrived in New York City about 1821-22, and appears of record for the first time in the N.Y. City Directory for 1823; his residence in therin certified as at No. 152 Chambers Street. In 1825 he moved to No. 27 Murray St., which until the time of his decease was his permanent residence.
(From Sloan American Originals, by Rev. Stephen Ward Righter, 1928).
Sorry for the delay in the response, I was in Scranton (coincidence). This is the info in the Samuel & Margaret Sloan book I found. Maybe we can put two and two together.
William Sloan, born Lisburn, Ireland 1794, died NYC June 24, 1830. Married Elizabeth Simpson in Ireland, May 1815, who died NYC 1839 (however, another book has a notation from my grandfather that she died later, but I can't read the date.
Their children: Mary, born Lisburn Dec. 1815, died aged two weeks (note the marriage date and the date of birth of their first child, oops).
Samuel, born Lisburn Dec. 25, 1817, died Garrison, NY Sept. 22, 1907
William Simpson, born Belfast April 10, 1820 no d.o.d.
Alexander Simpson, born NYC April 18, 1823. Married in New Orleans Oct. 14, 1845 to Ami Bell. no d.o.d.
Elizabeth Jane, born March 25, 1825 in NYC, married in Quebec August 20, 1846 to Benson Bennett. no d.o.d.
Mary Ann, born NYC March 9, 1827, died unmarried at 27 E. 62nd St. Dec. 21, 1925.
My American Originals book says Mary Ann was baptized "Mary Jane Sloan" at St. Paul's Episcopal church. Her baptismal record is at Trinity Church in the Register of Baptisms Vol 2:100. Her mother was listed as her sole sponsor, and Rev. Jno. Henry Hobart may have been the minister.
Now let's see if we can find a connection. The only mention I found of her leaving the country was to visit Samuel & Margaret in Liverpool, but she would have been in her 60s, as this was a cruise made shortly before Samuel retirement.
Hope this helps- Marion
Elizabeth SIMPSON [Parents] was born in Ireland. She died in 1839 in New York, NY. She married William SLOAN in May 1815 in Dunmurry County, Antrim, Ireland.
They had the following children:
F i Mary SLOAN was born in Dec 1815 in Lisburn, Ireland. She died in Dec 1815 in Lisburn, Ireland. The cause of death was Died at age two weeks. M ii Samuel SLOAN was born on 25 Dec 1817. He died on 22 Sep 1907. M iii William Simpson SLOAN was born on 20 Apr 1820 in Lisburn, Ireland. He died on 6 Jun 1861 in At Sea.
William at 15 entered the East India house of Russell & Co., in which he later became a partner residing in China
M iv Alexander Simpson SLOAN was born on 18 Apr 1823. F v Elizabeth Jane SLOAN was born on 25 Mar 1825. F vi Mary Ann SLOAN was born 1 on 9 Mar 1827 in New York, NY. She died on 21 Dec 1925 in 27 E. 62nd St., New York, NY. Mary was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in New York (Manhattan), New York City-Greater, New York.
She never married. However, I have a theory that she might have been my great-great-great-grandmother, who was also named Mary Ann Sloan. According to my theory, my great-great-grandfather, Creighton Sloan, was an illegitimate child and his mother was named Mary Ann Sloan.
I have no proof for this theory but the facts seem to fit.
"My American Originals book says Mary Ann was baptized "Mary Jane Sloan" at St. Paul's Episcopal church. Her baptismal record is at Trinity Church in the Register of Baptisms Vol 2:100. Her mother was listed as her sole sponsor, and Rev. Jno. Henry Hobart may have been the minister.
"Now let's see if we can find a connection. The only mention I found of her leaving the country was to visit Samuel & Margaret in Liverpool, but she would have been in her 60s, as this was a cruise made shortly before Samuel retirement.
"Hope this helps- Marion
James Dixon SLOAN was born 1 in 1840 in PA. He married Henrietta IRELAND. James was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Henrietta IRELAND was born 1 in 1840 in OH. She married James Dixon SLOAN. Henrietta was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Born in Ohio but father's birthplace was Ireland.
They had the following children:
M i John French SLOAN was born on 2 Aug 1871. He died on 8 Sep 1951. F ii Bessie Elizabeth SLOAN was born 1 in 1874 in PA. Bessie was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. F iii Marianna Mary A SLOAN was born 1 in 1876 in PA. Marianna was counted in a census 2 in 1880 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Russell TARG.Russell married Joan FISCHER.
Joan FISCHER [Parents] was born in 1937 in Moscow, USSR. She died on 2 Jun 1998 in Palo Alto, California. She married Russell TARG.
Obituary is posted at
They had the following children:
M i Alex TARG. M ii Nicholas TARG. F iii Dr. Elizabeth TARG was born in 1961. She died on 18 Jul 2002.
Dr. Elizabeth Targ was the daughter of Dr. Russell Targ, one of the two scientists who
brought Uri Geller to the attention of the world. A respected researcher and psychiatry
professor at the California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, she was funded by
the National Institutes of Health on a project to look into the possible role of a
mind-body-spirit connection involved in medical healing. Dr. Targ died last week of
glioblastoma, a rare brain tumor, while conducting a 5-year-old study into the efficacy
of prayer on patients with the same rare cancer. She was 41.
Hans Gerhardt FISCHER was born on 28 Sep 1908 in Berlin, Germany. He died on 25 Feb 1993 in Berlin, Germany. He married Dr. Regina WENDER on 4 Nov 1933 in Moscow USSR. The marriage ended in divorce.
Other marriages:STERNAUX, Renata
In 1942 he was residing in Port San Antonio, Chile.
The birthdate of 28 Sept 1908 was provided by Robert Musicant. It is not confirmed.
"Bobby Fischer Goes to War", page 320, ISBN 0-06-051024-2
Dr. Regina WENDER [Parents] [scrapbook] 1 was born on 31 Mar 1913 in Zurich, Switzerland. She died on 26 Jul 1997 in Palo Alto, California. She married Hans Gerhardt FISCHER on 4 Nov 1933 in Moscow USSR. The marriage ended in divorce.
Other marriages:NEMENYI, Paul Felix
Social Security Number 064-16-8443 as Regina F. Pustan
Regina Wender-Fischer was a remarkable and, according to those who knew her, a remarkably intelligent, strong-willed woman who spoke at least six languages. This woman, who bore Bobby Fischer, was born in Switzerland in 1913, though herself an American citizen who grew up in St. Louis. A so-called "Red Diaper" baby of political radicals, she studied medicine at the First Moscow Medical Institute from 1933 to 1938, which were years of mass famine and terror in the Soviet Union. Her time in Moscow - like that of Emanuel Lasker in the mid-1930s - is wrapped in obscurity. She did not complete her degree, and a reasonable assumption is that the horrors of the Great Terror or Yezhovshchina from 1936 to 1938 played a role in truncating her education. In 1938 she married Gerhardt Fischer, a German biophysicist, and returned to the United States.
Unable to continue her medical education in the States because of high tuition fees and few postings for female physicians, she worked as a registered nurse among many other jobs. During World War II she labored as a typist, stenographer, a shipyard welder. Later, she taught elementary school. In 1968, at age 55, she finally earned a medical degree from Friedrich Schiller University in East Germany.
by Larry Parr
August 7, 1996, 6.15 A.M.
Last Will + Testament
I, Regina F. P., age 83, citizen of California, USA, hereby give and bequeath to my daughter Joan J. Targ, Portala Valley, CA, all my possessions, mostly books, papers etc. and whatever else I have in my apartment at 360 Sheridan, Palo Alto. I would like Joan to give foreign language books to Elisabeth, my granddaughter which she would like to have to my great grand daughters Sasha and Sonia any appropriate books or .? and my son Robert any item(s) he may ask for. That is or are feasible for Joan to send by mail. Books may be donated to the family Service group in East Palo Alto. Otherwise Joan may dispose any items as she sees fit, give our friend Jeff Zelinsky any item as remembrance,
Regina J. P.
Stanford hospital Holding Room
P.S. Also please pay Lori $20.00. Also the current phone bill. Regina Preston, nr. 29.
They had the following children:
F i Joan FISCHER was born in 1937. She died on 2 Jun 1998.
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