Bertha Slaughter

Female6 June 1909–14 December 1977

Brief Life History of Bertha

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 on 14 August 1930, in Monroe, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Tompkinsville, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1920 and Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1950. 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.

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Family Time Line

James Martin Gentry
Bertha Slaughter
Marriage: 14 August 1930
Elvin Lee Gentry
Paul Kenneth Gentry
about 1945–about 1945

Sources (15)

  • Bertha Gentry, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Bertha Slaughter - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Bertha Slaughter
  • Bertha Slaughter, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    14 August 1930Monroe, Kentucky, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Named after James B. McCreary a Confederate war hero and two time Governor of Kentucky McCreary County was created in 1912.


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    Name Meaning


    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).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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