Rachel Priscilla Slaughter

25 May 1877–2 March 1958 (Age 80)
Burnet, Texas, United States

The Life of Rachel Priscilla

When Rachel Priscilla Slaughter was born on 25 May 1877, in Burnet, Texas, United States, her father, John Thomas Slaughter, was 39 and her mother, Rachel Catherine Bullion, was 37. She married William Franklin Latham on 18 December 1895, in Fredonia, Mason, Texas, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She lived in Malawi in 1935 and Justice Precinct 5, Runnels, Texas, United States in 1940. She died on 2 March 1958, in Teague, Freestone, Texas, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Mexia City Cemetery, Mexia, Limestone, Texas, United States.

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William Franklin Latham
Rachel Priscilla Slaughter
Marriage: 18 December 1895
Arthur Aloy Latham
John Austin Latham

Spouse and Children

18 December 1895
Fredonia, Mason, Texas, United States


    Arthur Aloy Latham


    John Austin Latham


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+8 More Children

World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 9

Historical Boundaries: 1886: Runnels, Texas, United States
1900 · Gold for Cash!

Age 23

This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). 2. topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slōhtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. 3. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slāhtrēow.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Priscilla Slaughter in household of John T Slaughter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Rachel P Lathan in household of William F Lathan, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Precilla Latham in household of W H Latham, "United States Census, 1920"

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