William Peter Slocum

Male20 September 1810–19 June 1886

Brief Life History of William Peter

When William Peter Slocum was born on 20 September 1810, in Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Ebenezer Slocum, was 44 and his mother, Sarah Davis, was 39. He married Phoebe Jane Lockwood on 30 March 1843, in Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Lackawanna Township, Luzerne, Pennsylvania, United States in 1860 and North Abington Township, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States in 1880. He died on 19 June 1886, at the age of 75, and was buried in Dalton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States.

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William Peter Slocum
Phoebe Jane Lockwood
Marriage: 30 March 1843
Chester B. Slocum
Mary Jane Slocum
Abi N Slocum
Henry M. Slocum
Homer Jerome Slocum
Edilda Blanch Slocum
Biilda B. Slocum
Esther Jane Slocum
Joseph J. Slocum
Anna H. Slocum
Fredrick Kenneth Slocum

Sources (7)

  • Wm P Slocum, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wm P Slocum in entry for Fredrick K Slocum and Lulu D Hangerford, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • William P Slocum, "United States Census, 1880"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 March 1843Scranton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Children (11)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (13)

    +8 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

    Age 2

    Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

    1830 · The Second Great Awakening

    Age 20

    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Slocum in Shorwell (Isle of Wight) or Slocombeslade in Brendon (Devon). Both placenames derive from Old English slāh ‘sloe, blackthorn’ + cumb ‘valley’.

    History: Anthony Slocombe or Slocum (1590–1674/75) came from Taunton, Somerset, England, to Taunton, MA, in 1637.

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

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