John Holloway Slaughter

1858–1922 (Age 63)
Alabama, United States

The Life of John Holloway

When John Holloway Slaughter was born on 3 September 1858, in Alabama, United States, his father, Oliver P Slaughter, was 30 and his mother, Eliza Davis, was 25. He married Milbry Knighton on 3 November 1881, in Webster, Louisiana, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ward Two, Grant, Louisiana, United States in 1900 and Police Jury Ward 5, La Salle, Louisiana, United States in 1920. He died on 7 May 1922, in Rogers, La Salle, Louisiana, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in La Salle, Louisiana, United States.

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John Holloway Slaughter
Milbry Knighton
Marriage: 3 November 1881
John Blakely Slaughter
Jessie Gill Slaughter
Daniel Alonzo "Lonnie" Slaughter
Lilla Estelle Slaughter

Spouse & Children

3 November 1881
Webster, Louisiana, United States


Parents & Siblings

  • Oliver P Slaughter


  • Eliza Davis




World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 3

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 5

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 17

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English:1. occupational name for a slaughterer of animals, from Middle English slahter (an agent derivative of slaht ‘killing’). 2. topographic name from Middle English sloghtre ‘boggy place’, or a habitational name from a place named with this term (Old English slōhtre), for example Upper and Lower Slaughter in Gloucestershire. 3. topographic name for someone who lived by a blackthorn or sloe, Old English slāhtrēow.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • John H Slaughter, "United States Census, 1920"
  • John H Slaughter, "United States Census, 1910"
  • J S Slaughter, "United States Census, 1900"

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