WILLIAM E. SLOANE, a representative citizen of Island Creek Township, and a member of its board of trustees, is the senior member of the firm of Sloane Bros., well known through Jefferson County as agriculturists, dairymen and coal operators. He comes of an old and influential county family and is a son of David A. and Jane O. (Hood) Sloane.
David A. Sloane, who is now deceased, was formerly a prominent citizen and extensive fruit grower in Jefferson County. He was born in Knox Township, November 11, 1832, and was educated at the Steubenville Academy. On April 11, 1855, he married Jane O. Hood, who was a daughter of James and Eliza Hood, of Steubenville, and they had the following children: Mary E. who married C.J. McConnell; William E; James H.; John O. and Davic C., the last name now being deceased. After marriage David A. Sloane settled in Island Creek Township. He was a man of sterling character and enjoyed the respect and esteem of his fellow citizens.
William E. Sloane was educated in Island Creek Township and has resided here all his life and is deeply interested in everything that promises to be beneficial to this section. In association with his brothers he owns a large body of land near Toronto and there his various industries are carried on with a large amount of success. As a trustee he is identified with the public affairs of his township. He is a member of the Methodist Protesant Church.
Mr. Sloane was married to Patience Jewett, who died September 19, 1889, leaving one son, Charles O., who resides with his father.