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Robert M SLOAN

Park Cemetery
Jasper County,

5 Aug 1874 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri
14 Feb 1956 Carthage, Jasper County, Missouri
Robert Gilbert Sloan 1844–1895
Amanda Bear Sloan 1850–1885
Floy Ada Miller Sloan 1879–1963
Married in 1897

ROBERT M. SLOAN. Most of us have an unreasonable feeling of resentment towards collectors of all sorts and we do not stop to-reason whether the collector derives any benefit from the money we pay or not. He can secure not only the good will but the positive liking of people, he must be an exceptionally tactful man. R. M. Sloan, county eolleetor for Jasper county, has achieved this eminence, and it would be impossible to and a man better fitted for the position.
His father was R. G. Sloan, born in 1848, in Illinois. He died in Jasper county in 1898, when he was just fifty years of age, He had been a successful farmer and stock raiser. He had married Amanda Bear, who was born in 1850 and died in Jasper county, Missouri in 1885, when she was thirty-five years of age. Mr. and Mrs. Sloan had three children, Charles G. Sloan, who is employed in the collector's office.; Lily, who married Wise Keller and is living in the state of Wash­ington; and Robert M.
Robert was born in Jasper county, Missouri, August 5, 1874. He received his education in the grammar and public high schools of Jasper county and then took a course in the Gem City Business College at Quincy, Illinois, After he left the business college he went into the stock and grain business in which he was very successful for a number of years. He also became interests in mining and ban been very fortunate in his mining ventures. He is a large stockholder in a very successful mine. At present Mr. Sloan is serving his second term as county collector. He is very anxious that the tax payers shall know just what is done with the money they pay and he has gotten out an itemized statement of collections and disbursements. The statement shows the net amount and the sources from which collections have been made, together with the amount paid to the state treasurer, the county treasurer, the treasurers of the city school districts and an itemized table showing the amount placed to the credit of the country school districts, in cases where the same is apportioned in the office of the collector and as per receipts on file in the office.
On November 4, 1897, Mr. Sloan married Miss Floy A. Miller, daughter of Mr, and Mrs. W. P. Miller of Carthage, Missouri. They have no children.
Mr. Sloan stands high with the Masons, having taken the thirty-second degree and is a member of the commandery, the shrine and the chapter. He is also a member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks and of the Knights of Pythias. He is very loyal to all of these orders and attends the meetings as much as his business duties will permit. Mr. Sloan's main idea in connection with his official work is to give the people what they pay for He is known all over the county and state and is universally respected. Source: "The History of Jasper County and its people", by Joel Thomas Livingston, Public Domain

Contributed on 7/5/19 by tslundberg
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Submitted: 7/5/19 • Approved: 7/5/19 • Last Updated: 7/8/19 • R820103-G0-S3

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