George Bassett Slater

12 February 1804–15 November 1843 (Age 39)
Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of George Bassett

When George Bassett Slater was born on 12 February 1804, in Dudley, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Slater, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Wilkinson, was 29. He married Lydia Robinson on 6 May 1825. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 15 November 1843, in his hometown, at the age of 39, and was buried in Webster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

George Bassett Slater
Lydia Robinson
Marriage: 6 May 1825
Samuel Everett Slater
George B. Slater
George Arkwright Slater
Elisabeth Hamilton Slater
William Strutt Slater

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 May 1825
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    Age 4
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    Age 8
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 15
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English:occupational name for someone who lays slates on roofs, from Middle English sclat(t)er, occasionally slater ‘slater’ (a derivative of Old French esclate ‘slate’ + the Middle English agent suffix -er). See also Slate .in Sussex and adjacent counties, Slater and Slatter are probably post-medieval pronunciations of Slaughter ; there seems to be no medieval evidence in the southern coast counties for the occupational name Slater in 1 above.

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

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    Sources (14)

    • George B. in entry for James H. Howe and Elisabeth H. Slater, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • George B. Slater, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • G. B. Slater, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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