Frederick Hosea Slayton, of Wichita, chose a calling which many accord the position of highest rank in all professional life, it being a profession freighted with responsibility and having as its aim the promotion of good health and the victory of life over death. Dr. Slayton is one of the younger members of the medical profession in Wichita, but is lacking in none of the requisite qualities of the able physician; and having made extensive and careful preparation for his chosen profession, is well qualified for his practice and has already achieved a distinctive degree of success.
Dr. Frederick Hosea Slayton was born at Elmwood, Ill., June 14, 1875, a son of Charles M. Slayton, who resides at Elmwood, Ill. The father was born in Chautauqua county, New York, May 15, 1842, a son of Hosea Slayton and his wife, who was a Miss Allen prior to her marriage. The Slayton family is of English descent and originated in this country from two brothers who immigrated to New England from the mother country, back in the Seventeenth century, in the earliest colonial days. The mother of Dr. Slayton bore the maiden name of Martha Harper and was born at Washington C. H., Ohio. She has passed to eternal rest and is survived by two childrenDr. Frederick Hosea and Mrs. Nellie Martha Foster, the latter of whom resides at Fordyce, Ark.
Dr. Slayton was reared at Elmwood and was graduated in the high school there in 1892. He then entered Knox College at Galesburg, Ill,, where he completed his literary education and was graduated in 1898. In the meantime, from 1892 to 1894, he was a clerk in a drug store at Elmwood where he gained his first knowledge pertaining to his profession. After completing his literary course he entered one of the best known medical schools of the United StatesRush Medical College, of Chicagoand was graduated in that institution in 1901. He practiced medicine in Chicago a short time before locating in April, 1902, at Clifton, Ariz., where he remained until 1906. The next year was spent in Europe, doing post-graduate work, both in Vienna and in Berlin, and upon his return to the United States located at Wichita, Kan., where he has since done a general medical practice, except surgery, and has been very successful.
Dr. Slayton is a member of the Sedgwick County Medical Society, the Kansas State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He is examining surgeon for the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York, and of the Reliance Life Insurance Company, of Pittsburgh, Pa. He is a member of the Wichita Cemmercial[sic] Club, and fraternally affiliates as a member of the Masonic order.
On Oct. 6, 1903, Dr. Slayton was united in marriage to Miss Mary Louise Downing, of Macomb, Ill., and of their union a son has been born, Frederick Downing, born July 13, 1904.Page 654 from volume III, part 1 of Kansas: a cyclopedia of state history, embracing events, institutions, industries, counties, cities, towns, prominent persons, etc. ... / with a supplementary volume devoted to selected personal history and reminiscence. Standard Pub. Co. Chicago : 1912. 3 v. in 4. : front., ill., ports.; 28 cm. Vols. I-II edited by Frank W. Blackmar. Transcribed December 2002 by Carolyn Ward. This volume is identified at the Kansas State Historical Society as microfilm LM195. It is a two-part volume 3.
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