Sarah Slack

1844–1897 (Age 53)
Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Sarah

When Sarah Slack was born in 1844, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Gilbert Slack, was 39 and her mother, Ann Marshall, was 38. She died in 1897, in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 53.

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John Adcock
Sarah Slack

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World Events (3)

1854 · The Crimean War

Age 10

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1880 · School Attendance Becomes Mandatory for Children

Age 36

School attendance became compulsory from ages five to ten on August 2, 1880.

Age 40

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

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

Sources (3)

  • Sarah Adcock, "England and Wales Census, 1891"
  • Sarah Adcock in household of John Adcock, "England and Wales Census, 1871"
  • Sarah Adcock in household of Gilbert Slack, "England and Wales Census, 1881"

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