Julia A. Byers
OBITUARY: Mrs. Julia A. Sloan
This community was shocked by the news of the death of Mrs. Julia Ann Sloan which occurred in a hospital in Wheeling, where she had been taken for treatment. She had been an invalid for several years and her sufferings were severe at times but she bore them patiently.
The subject of this sketch was the wife of Andrew J. Sloan and the daughter of Abner and Mary A. Jeffers Byers. She was born Sept. 10, 1867, near Graysville and died in a hospital in Wheeling August 6, 1903, being 35 years, 10 months and 26 days of age.
She was united in marriage with Andrew Jackson Sloan, December 20, 1888, to which union were born four children who are left without a mother's care. She was converted in the year 1887 and united with the M.E. Church at Conners, in which faith she lived until called from sufferings to the "Haven of Rest."
The remains were brought from Wheeling to her late home on the 7th and on the 9th of August at 10:00 o'clock a.m. quite a number of friends and relatives congregated at the home of the deceased to weep with those that weep and pay the last rites of respect to one they loved and honored.
Services were conducted by James Cline at the Conner Church, after which the remains were tenderly borne to the cemetery nearby and there interred to await the resurrection of the just.
(Source: Obituaries of Monroe Co., Ohio, Volume 2, compiled by Ruth Dougherty Hogue, p. 6)