Bonnie Slayton

1 November 1920–4 January 1997 (Age 76)
West Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Bonnie

When Bonnie Slayton was born on 1 November 1920, in West Virginia, United States, her father, John Sherman Slayton, was 32 and her mother, Hannah Ellen Owens, was 29. She married Willie Wray in 1937, in Cabell, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Gideon District, Cabell, West Virginia, United States in 1940 and Huntington, Wayne, West Virginia, United States in 1994. She died on 4 January 1997, at the age of 76, and was buried in Barton Chapel Cemetery, Apple Grove, Mason, West Virginia, United States.

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Family Time Line

Willie Wray
Bonnie Slayton
Marriage: 1937
Donald Wray
Woneta Wray

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1937Cabell, West Virginia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack
    Age 3
    Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.
    1923 · Amendment of Equal Rights
    Age 3
    Is a proposed amendment to help guarantee equal legal rights for all citizens of the United States. Its main objective is to end legal distinctions between the two genders in terms of divorce, property, employment, and other legal matters. Even though it isn't the 28th Amendment yet, it has started conversations about the meaning of legal equality.
    Age 21
    Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

    Name Meaning

    English: perhaps a variant of Leighton (compare Layton ) with the addition of initial S-. Alternatively, perhaps a variant of Sladen or of Sleightholme, principally a habitational name from Sleightholme Dale in Kirkbymoorside, but perhaps occasionally from Sleightholme in Bowes or the lost Sleightholme in Lythe. The placenames derive from Old Norse sléttr ‘smooth, level’ + holmr ‘small island, water meadow’. This surname is now very rare in Britain. Compare Slaydon .

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

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    Sources (9)

    • Bonnie Wray in household of Willie Wray, "United States Census, 1940"
    • Bonnie Gladys Slayton in entry for Larry Wayne Bailey and Juanita Marie Wray Thacker, "Virginia, Marriage Certificates, 1936-1988"
    • Bonnie Wray in entry for Willie Lee Wray, "West Virginia, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"

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