When John Bromley Slocum was born on 23 September 1885, in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States, his father, John Bromley Slocum, was 34 and his mother, Ida Janet Robertson, was 35. He died in 1939, at the age of 54, and was buried in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States.
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.