When Bertha Slaughter was born on 6 June 1909, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States, her father, Oscar P Slaughter, was 27 and her mother, Sella M. Fraizer Slaughter, was 19. She married James Martin Gentry about 1927. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Magisterial District 2 Turner, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1910 and Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1920. She died on 14 December 1977, in Red Boiling Springs, Macon, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Red Boiling Springs, Macon, Tennessee, United States.
in East Anglia and Essex, an occupational name from Middle English slaughter ‘butcher’, a derivative of Middle English slaught ‘butchery’ + er, or from a shortened form of the synonymous Middle English slaughterer, a derivative of slaughter ‘butchery’ + -er. Compare Slater 2.
in Sussex and Surrey a habitational name denoting residence at one or other of several minor placenames such as Slaughter Bridge in Slinfold, Slaughter Bridge in Shipley, Slaughterford (Farm) in Itchingfield, the lost Slaughters in Billingshurst (all Sussex), and Slaughterwicks Barn in Charlwood (Surrey). The names may derive from Middle English slo(gh) ‘sloe, blackthorn’ (Old English slāh) + tre ‘tree’ (Old English trēow), or from Middle English sloghtre, sloghtere ‘slough, mire, muddy place’, or perhaps ‘deep river valley’, or ‘ditch’ (Old English slōhtre). The latter is certainly the etymology of Upper and Lower Slaughter (Gloucestershire) and The Slaughter in English Bicknor (Gloucestershire).
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