Emery Sloan

Emory M. Sloan was born in the Township of Walton, Eaton County on September 6, 1861, his father, John N. Sloan being one of the well-known pioneer preachers of that period.

            Mr. Sloan lived upon a farm much of the time until he was eighteen years old. Later he resided in Olivet where he worked in a livery barn and drove team on a “bus line”.

He was Marshall and constable in Olivet for a number of years and served as deputy sheriff two years during Sheriff F.L. Shepherd’s administration and was four years Undersheriff

during the administration of Sheriff O.A. Halladay. In the fall of 1906 Mr. Sloan was elected Sheriff of Eaton County by a handsome majority.

            He was married June 26, 1881, to Miss Maggie M. Knapp of Walton and to this union have been born a family of five children. Mrs. Sloan is a lady of much practical ability

and is a very efficient aid to her husband in handling affairs at the jail.

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