Transcribed from A Standard History of Kansas and Kansans, written and compiled by William E. Connelley, Secretary of the Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka. [Revised ed.] Chicago: Lewis Publishing Co., 1919, c1918. 5 v. (xlviii, 2530 p., [155] leaves of plates): ill., maps (some fold.), ports.; 27 cm.

Floyd A. Sloan

FLOYD A. SLOAN, a native of Sheridan County and one of the younger sons of Western Kansas, is rapidly acquiring distinction as a lawyer at the Hoxie bar. He was born January 23, 1893, and is of Irish ancestry. His grandfather was William Sloan, an early day farmer of Southern Illinois, who died in McDonough County of that state before Floyd A. was born. George W. Sloan, father of the Hoxie lawyer, was born in McDonough County, Illinois, October 4, 1850. He spent his early life in Wayne County, Iowa, as a successful farmer and stockman. He lived two years in Nebraska, and in 1886 homesteaded 160 acres in Sheridan County, Kansas. Success and prosperity attended his efforts in large measure and before his death he owned 1,280 acres of Kansas land. He died at Selden, Kansas, June 19, 1916. He was active in local affairs, and for eight years served as a county commissioner and for four years was mayor of Selden. He was a democrat and a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and active in the Sunday school. George W. Sloan married Hannah J. McCullough, a native of Pennsylvania, born in 1856, and is still living at Selden, Kansas. Of her six children the oldest is W. J. Sloan, a grain buyer living at St. Francis, Kansas; E. R. Sloan, a graduate of Washburn College Law School with the LL. B. degree, is now a practicing lawyer at Holton, Kansas; Nellie B. married T. B. Clark, county engineer of Sheridan County, living at Hoxie; H. L. is a farmer at Selden; Floyd A. is next in age; and Harry F. is a United States soldier, being in Camp Logan, Texas, in 1918.

Floyd A. Sloan was educated in the rural schools of Sheridan County, graduating from the County High School in 1911. He then entered the law department of Washburn College at Topeka, and received his LL. B. degree in 1914. After six months of practice in the office of H. O. Caster at Oberlin he located at Hoxie and has since engaged in a constantly increasing civil and criminal practice. His offices are in the State Bank Building. He is a democrat politically and is affiliated with Hoxie Lodge No. 348, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, and Hoxie Camp, Modern Woodmen of America.

October 1, 1914, at Norton, Kansas, he married Miss Wilburma Gallogly, daughter of M. D. and Mary Jane (Liggitt) Gallogly. Her father is postmaster at Hoxie.

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