William John Slater

25 December 1855–
Toronto, Ontario, Canada

The Life of William John

When William John Slater was born on 25 December 1855, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, his father, William Slater, was 27 and his mother, Rebecca Slater, was 22. He married Lucy Tringle on 10 September 1890, in Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Family Time Line

William John Slater
Lucy Tringle
Marriage: 10 September 1890
Wilhelmima May Slater
Gordon Slater
Howard Wright Slater
Alice Leila Mureta Slater
Effie Sophia Slater

Spouse and Children

10 September 1890
Toronto, York, Ontario, Canada


Parents and Siblings

    William Slater


    Rebecca Slater




World Events (8)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 12

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.

Age 14

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 31

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a slater, from an agent derivative of Middle English s(c)late ‘slate’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wm John Slater, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • William John Slater in entry for John Albert Umpherson and Alice Leila Mureta Slater, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Wm John Slater in entry for Howard Wright Slater and Hazel Irene Booth, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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