William Cyrus Slack

28 July 1877–14 August 1939 (Age 62)
Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States

The Life of William Cyrus

When William Cyrus Slack was born on 28 July 1877, in Brigham City, Box Elder, Utah, United States, his father, Jacob Cyrus Slack, was 27 and his mother, Electa Ett Gardner, was 21. He married Anna Christine Rasmussen on 2 March 1903, in Bingham, Idaho, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Thomas, Bingham, Idaho, United States in 1910. He died on 14 August 1939, in Inkom, Bannock, Idaho, United States, at the age of 62, and was buried in Inkom, Bannock, Idaho, United States.

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William Cyrus Slack
Anna Christine Rasmussen
Marriage: 2 March 1903
Allen McClay Slack

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2 March 1903
Bingham, Idaho, United States


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World Events (8)

1881 · The Assassination of James Garfield

Age 4

Garfield was shot twice by Charles J. Guitea at Railroad Station in Washington, D.C. on July 2, 1881. After eleven weeks of intensive and other care Garfield died in Elberon, New Jersey, the second of four presidents to be assassinated, following Abraham Lincoln.

Age 13

Idaho is the 43rd state.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 19

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

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

Sources (3)

  • William A Slack, "United States Census, 1910"
  • William C Slack, "United States Census, 1930"
  • William C Slack, "United States Census, 1920"

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