John Slater Gotwalt

Brief Life History of John Slater

When John Slater Gotwalt was born on 25 October 1894, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Clinton Gotwalt, was 36 and his mother, Amanda Jane Barnhart, was 31. He married Hazel Margretha Lau on 16 December 1914, in York, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 4 daughters. He died on 28 March 1924, in York, York, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Prospect Hill Cemetery, Manchester Township, York, Pennsylvania, United States.

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John Slater Gotwalt
Hazel Margretha Lau
Marriage: 16 December 1914
Emma Armatha Gotwalt
John Clinton Gotwalt
Hazel Marguerite Gotwalt
Daisy Elizabeth Gotwalt
Alma Romaine Gotwalt

Sources (8)

  • John S Gotwalt, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Gotwalt, "Pennsylvania Births and Christenings, 1709-1950"
  • John Gotwalt in entry for Mrs M York Hazel M York Lightner, "United States, GenealogyBank Obituaries, 1980-2014"

World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

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.

1898 · War with the Spanish

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

1903 · Department of Commerce and Labor

A short-lived Cabinet department which was concerned with controlling the excesses of big business. Later being split and the Secretary of Commerce and Labor splitting into two separate positions.

Name Meaning

Americanized form of German Gottwald .

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

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