Reuben Frederick Slater

9 July 1907–March 1958 (Age 50)
Longdale, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States

The Life of Reuben Frederick

When Reuben Frederick Slater was born on 9 July 1907, in Longdale, Blaine, Oklahoma, United States, his father, Gilbert Daniel Slater, was 33 and his mother, Chloey Senor, was 32. He had at least 5 sons and 2 daughters with Alvrada Lewis. He lived in Smith, Kansas, United States in 1935 and Houston Township, Smith, Kansas, United States in 1940. He died in March 1958, at the age of 50.

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Family Time Line

Reuben Frederick Slater
Alvrada Lewis
Jack Dean Slater
James Eugene Slater
Gerald Ernest Slater
Lula Jane Slater
Sharon Lee Slater
Frederick William Slater
Ward Gilbert Slater

Spouse and Children



    Jack Dean Slater


    James Eugene Slater


    Gerald Ernest Slater


    Lula Jane Slater


    Sharon Lee Slater


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings




    C Marie Slater


    William Clinton Slater


    Erma M Slater



World Events (8)

1908 · The Bureau of Investigation is formed

Age 1

Known as the National Bureau of Criminal Identification, The Bureau of Investigation helped agencies across the country identify different criminals. President Roosevelt instructed that there be an autonomous investigative service that would report only to the Attorney General.
1910 · State Capital Moves to Oklahoma City

Age 3

The state capital of Oklahoma moved from Guthrie to Oklahoma City on June 10, 1910. 
1921 · Tulsa Race Massacre

Age 14

 By 1921, Tulsa was a booming city with a population of over one hundred thousand, with ten thousand African Americans in the Greenwood District. Crime rates in Tulsa soared and vigilantism was present. An incident occurred with Dick Rowland, an African American shoe shiner, and Sara Page, a white elevator operator. Reports claim Rowland stepped on Page’s foot and she let out a scream. The newspaper reported Rowland attempted to rape Page. Rowland was arrested and white vigilantes demanded the sheriff to hand over Rowland for lynching. An armed group of African American men went to the courthouse to aid in protecting Rowland from the mob. The group was turned away and a shot was fired between the white and African American groups, which ignited a riot. While buildings in Tulsa were burned, a major effort by whites focused mainly on the Greenwood District which was burned to the ground and many were shot. Over 30 people were killed and many were injured in the riots. 

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Ruben Fredrick Slater, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Ruben Slater in household of G D Slater, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Reuben Slater in household of Gilbert D Slater, "United States Census, 1920"

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