Transcribed from "History of North Washington, an illustrated history
of Stevens, Ferry, Okanogan and Chelan counties", published by Western
Historical Publishing Co., 1904.
FRANK D. SLAWSON, of Chelan county,
a prosperous Mission creek farmer, was born in Delaware county, New York.
His father, Eben Slawson, now residing with our subject, at Mission, is
a native of New York, born September 21, 1824. During the Civil war
he was a member of Company G, Colonel Whistler's heavy artillery, enlisting
in 1864. He was wounded in the thigh and otherwise disabled, and
is now totally blind. His father, the paternal grandfather of our
subject, participated in the war of 1812. The paternal great-grandfather
of Frank D. was a captain in the Revolution. The mother, Louisa P.
(Green) Slawson, also a native of the Empire state, now lives with her
husband in a home adjoining her son's, near Mission. Her grandfather
was born in the United States; her grandmother in Germany. Two of
her brothers, Lewis and Willard Green, served in the Civil war.
When our subject was eight years old his parents
removed to Minnesota, remaining there nine years, thence going to Iowa,
and thence to Montana. Frank D., however, remained in Iowa three
years, and then followed his parents to Montana. Two and a half years
subsequently he made a trip to the Black Hills, but sold out his interest
in that locality and in March, 1890, came to his present location at Mission.
His parents had preceded him. They had purchased three-fourths of
a section of land, extending a mile along Mission creek. They have
since disposed of all but one hundred and sixty acres, which they own jointly
with their son.
The latter has one brother, Willard G., who
for many years has not been heard from. He has one sister living,
Elsie, wife of Owen Lovering, a Montana farmer and stock raiser.
July 5, 1880, our subject was married at Marysville, Missouri, to Delilah
Moore, a native of Iowa. Her parents were Kentuckians, her father,
John D. Moore, dying in Arkansas, in 1893. Her mother, Mary (Brown)
Moore, resides in Lewis, Iowa. Mrs. Slawson has two brothers, Jabez
and Edward, and four sisters, Ellen, Allie, Elizabeth and Mary. She
is the mother of two children, Audrie, a girl aged sixteen, and Earl, aged
three years. Mr. Slawson had one sister, deceased, who was the wife
of George F. Grant.
Fraternally, he is a member of the Mission
camp, M. W. A. He is a Republican, but not an active participant
in the various party campaigns.