Born February 20, 1824
|D. SLAWSON, manufacturer of butter-tubs and firkins, Monticello; is a native of Fulton Co.; N.Y., and was born February 20, 1824; he was brought up and learned his trade in New York State; he came to Iowa in December, 1872, and located in Delaware Co.; he remained there one year; he returned to Jones Co. and located at Monticello; and since then has carried on his business here, except eighteen months in the same business at Ottumwa; he employs from five to fifteen men; he manufactures butter-tubs of a superior quality, and does the largest business in his line west of Chicago, having a capacity to make 500 tubs daily. In 1818, he married Miss Jane H. Darrow, from Oswego Co., N.Y.; they have two sons—Byron J. and Dennis N.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 680.
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