William T. Slaughter

1869–31 March 1947 (Age 78)
Indiana, United States

The Life of William T.

When William T. Slaughter was born in 1869, in Indiana, United States, his father, Peter Slaughter, was 31 and his mother, Sarah M. Harrah, was 31. He married Ola Maude Dorman on 28 October 1891, in Morgan, Indiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Madison Township, Morgan, Indiana, United States in 1880. He died on 31 March 1947, in Ravalli, Montana, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Lone Pine Cemetery, Darby, Ravalli, Montana, United States.

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William T. Slaughter
Ola Maude Dorman
Marriage: 28 October 1891
Clarence Dorman Slaughter
Mary Slaughter

Spouse and Children

28 October 1891
Morgan, Indiana, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 1

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1872 · Yellowstone National Park Created

Age 3

President Ulysses S. Grant signed the law passed by congress on March 1 1872, making Yellowstone a National Park. The park covers parts of Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 21

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • William Slaughter in household of Peter Slaughter, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Slaughter, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"
  • W. T. Slaughter in entry for Glenn D. Crawford and Mary Slaughter, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"

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