Frank G. Slavin, mayor of Hebron, and vice-president of the Hebron Bank, has done much to promote the welfare of his community, and add to the prestige of the financial institution with which he is connected. He was born at Lake Geneva, Wis., January 19, 1868, one of nine children born to Matthew A. and Anna (Coffee) Slavin. Matthew A. Slavin was born in Ireland, but came to the United States in 1849, and for seven years thereafter was engaged in farming in the vicinity of Albany, N.Y. He then came West and was at Lake Geneva, Wis., until 1887, at which time he moved to Hebron Township, remaining here until his death in 1905.
Frank C. Slavin was brought to Hebron Township by his parents, and was here taught farming and completed his schooling. All of his mature years he has been interested in farming, and owns 653 acres of land in Hebron Township, and 444 acres in another part of the county. In addition to carrying on these extensive agricultural operations, Mr. Slavin is a member of the grain firm of Slavin, Aylward and Randall, of Hebron; of the furniture firm of Slavin, Eastman & Pierce, of Woodstock; and for the past fifteen years he has been president and manager of the Grove Creamery Company. For some years he has been a member of the Elgin Board of Trade. As a Republican he has taken an active part in politics, and in 1910 he was appointed to fill out the term of Levi Nichols, mayor of Hebron. In the fall of that year he was elected to the office and has since been re-elected several times. Under his businesslike administration Hebron has greatly prospered and many improvements have been inaugurated and carried out.
Mr. Slavin was married to Miss Nellie Powers, a daughter of Michael Powers, of Troy, Wis., and she died in 1910, leaving two children, namely: Florence E. and Francis J., both of whom are at home. Mr. Slavin was married (second) to Mrs. Helen (Stratton) Watkins, and they have one son, Jean M., and one daughter, Helen Elaine. The family belong to the Catholic church. It is but seldom that any man is successful along so many lines, but Mr. Slavin has never known failure, and he is not only prosperous in a marked degree but he is popular as well, and is held in the highest esteem all over the county where he is exceptionally well known.
History of McHenry County, Illinois, Munsell Publishing Company, Chicago, 1922.