Stewart Slocum was born on September 13, 1869, the son of Eli and Carmelia M. (Odell) Slocum. Eli Slocum was born in March, 1834, and died in 1879. He was the son of Philip Slocum, who was born in New York state and lived there as a farmer all his life. Philip Slocum was a soldier in the War of 1812. His children were Mary, Susan and Eli. Eli Slocum was educated in the common schools of New York, where he lived on a farm the most of his life. The latter part of his life was spent in Kansas and he died there in 1879. He was the father of the following children: Philip J., who married Leonore B. Friend and who was a teacher, and Stewart, who is the subject of this sketch. Carmelia M. (Odell) Slocum was born in 1830, and was the daughter of Allen Odell, a farmer in New York state, and also a soldier in the War of 1812. She died in 1900, at the age of seventy years.
Stewart Slocum was educated in the common schools and later graduated from the Louisville (Kentucky) College of Pharmacy, and the Central College of Physicians and Surgeons at Indianapolis. He graduated from the latter in 1900 and began the practice of medicine in Fortville in 1903. On June 17, 1896, he was married to Eva Grace Jarrett, who was born in this county in Green township, and who was the daughter of Abigail (Walker) Jarrett. To this union was born one child, Ralph Harrison, on June 30, 11903. Doctor Slocum is a thirty-second degree Mason, and is a member of Murat Temple, Ancient Arabic Order of the Nobles of the Mystic Shrine; and he also belongs to the Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and to the Knights of Pythias. He is a member of the county and state medical societies and the American Medical Association, and a member of the Methodist Episcopal church. He is president of the Fortville Telephone Company, and is a stockholder in the First National Bank of Fortville.
Transcribed from History of Hancock County, Indiana, Its People, Industries and Institutions by George J. Richman, B. L., Federal Publishing Co., Indianapolis, Indiana, 1916. Page 1056-1057.
Submitted by Sylvia (Rose) Duda, Laingsburg, MI November 8, 2001.
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