Fredrick Slack

19 February 1892–August 1982 (Age 90)
Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Fredrick

When Fredrick Slack was born on 19 February 1892, in Macclesfield, Cheshire, England, United Kingdom, his father, Walter Slack, was 24 and his mother, Annie Hindley, was 23. He married Gladys Holinworth Ward on 8 November 1911, in American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States. He lived in Salt Lake City Ward 1, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1920 and Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States for about 10 years. He died in August 1982, in Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 90.

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Family Time Line

Fredrick Slack
Gladys Holinworth Ward
Marriage: 8 November 1911

Spouse and Children

8 November 1911
American Fork, Utah, Utah, United States

Parents and Siblings


    Annie Hindley




    William Henry Slack




World Events (8)

1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 4

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.
1896 · Utah becomes a state

Age 4

After three prior attempts to become a state, the United States Congress accepted Utah into the Union on one condition, that all forms of polygamy were to be banned. The territory agreed, and Utah became a state on January 4, 1896.
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 24

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold a federal office position in the House of Representatives, and remains the only woman elected to Congress by Montana.

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)

  • Frederic Slack, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Frederik Slack, "United States Census, 1930"
  • Fredric Slack, "United States Census, 1920"

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