In 1914, Henry Sloan, proprietor of the hotel at Sinclairville, died suddenly on this morning, the result of heart failure, following a few days' illness with the grip. Sloan's condition was not regarded as at all serious and the news of his death came as a great shock to his friends in Sinclairville and elsewhere. Sloan was about 60 years old. He was a single man, never having been married but was survived by a brother and two sisters. He was for many years the clerk in the Sherman House in Jamestown where he made many friends among the people of Jamestown and with the traveling public generally.