Ray William Slattery

Benton, Iowa, United States

The Life of Ray William

When Ray William Slattery was born on 21 April 1884, in Benton, Iowa, United States, his father, James Monroe Slattery, was 26 and his mother, Nancy Rebecca Hayward, was 20. He lived in Boyer, Crawford, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Williston, Williams, North Dakota, United States in 1940.

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James Monroe Slattery
Nancy Rebecca Hayward
Ray William Slattery
Thursa E Slattery

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Statue of Liberty is dedicated.

Age 5

North Dakota is the 39th state.
1915 · Home of the Federal Reserve Bank for the Ninth District

Age 31

The first building for the Federal Reserve bank in Minneapolis was completed in 1915 and was a peculiar structure. It had no windows on the lower walls close to the street and later, a small skyscraper was added to the top. It was created to serve the states of Montana, North and South Dakota, Minnesota, and the northern parts of Wisconsin and Michigan. Even though it covers a wide area, it serves the smallest population base of the entire reserve system. Today the Federal Reserve is housed in three buildings that are housed a few blocks away from each other.

Name Meaning

Irish (Munster): reduced form of O'Slattery, an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Slat(ar)ra ‘descendant of Slatra’, a byname meaning ‘robust’, ‘strong’, ‘bold’.

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

Sources (3)

  • Ray Slattery, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Ray Slattery, "Iowa State Census, 1915"
  • Ray Slattery in household of David McCullough, "United States Census, 1920"

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