John Eyre Sloane

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John Eyre Sloane
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Sloane, c. 1914
Born (1885-09-16)September 16, 1885
South Orange, Essex County, New Jersey, U.S.
Died July 17, 1970(1970-07-17) (aged 84)
Easton, Maryland, U.S.
Cause of death Stroke
Occupation Airplane manufacturer
Spouse(s) Madeleine Edison (m. 19141970)
Children 4

John Eyre Sloane (September 16, 1885 — July 17, 1970) was an airplane manufacturer born in South Orange, New Jersey, United States. He established one of the first airplane manufacturing plants in Long Island City, New York in 1912.[1]


He was born on September 16, 1885. He married Thomas Edison's daughter, Madeleine, and they had four children, Thomas Edison Sloane, John Edison Sloane, Michael Edison Sloane and Peter Edison.[2] He died in 1970.[3]


  1. ^ "John Eyre Sloane". Scannell's New Jersey's first citizens. J. J. Scannell. 1919. Retrieved 2011-03-18. In his early life, he attended private schools of South Orange. his birthplace, and later attended the Dearborn-Morgan School at Orange. He later entered the Carteret Academy of Orange, graduating in 1904 and thereafter Columbia University, from which he graduated with the class of 1908 with the degree of Bachelor of Arts. After graduating from college, he went into the commercial business, and in 1911 he went into the manufacturing business. Because of his interest in aviation, he established one of the first areoplane plants in the country in Long Island City in 1912. He also did considerable work in the design and construction of gas engines. ... 
  2. ^ "John Sloane, 72, Dies; Investment Counselor". New York Times. June 16, 1990. Retrieved 2011-03-18. John Edison Sloane, an investment counselor and a grandson of Thomas A. Edison, died on Thursday at his home in Summit, N.J., at the age of 72. He died of multiple strokes, the Brough Funeral Home said. ... 
  3. ^ "John Sloane, Investment Banker And New Jersey Planner, Dead". New York Times. July 18, 1970. Retrieved 2011-03-18. John Eyre Sloane, a retired, investment banker and former chairman of the New Jersey Planning Board died yesterday of a stroke in Memorial Hospital, Easton, Md. He was 83 years old and lived in Llewellyn Park, West Orange, N.J., and St. Michael's, Md.