Ruth Slater

4 January 1838–31 July 1901 (Age 63)
Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Slater was born on 4 January 1838, in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England, United Kingdom, her father, James Slater, was 37 and her mother, Sarah Ann Pratt, was 39. She married Alfred Sparks on 21 March 1863, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. In 1890, at the age of 52, her occupation is listed as made lace quilts, rugs, clothes; card and spun wool; knit stockings, socks, gloves, mitts in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States. She died on 31 July 1901, in Dingle, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Dingle Cemetery, Bear Lake, Idaho, United States.

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Family Time Line

Alfred Sparks
Ruth Slater
Marriage: 21 March 1863
Hannah Elizabeth Sparks
James Alexander Sparks
Frances Mary Sparks
Joseph Sparks
Fredrick William Sparks
Henry Edward Sparks

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    21 March 1863Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 5
    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
    1854 · St. George's Hall
    Age 16
    In 1854, St. George's Hall was completed. The site that it sits on is were the Liverpool Infirmary was previously located. The hall was built for entertainment.
    1859 · Lancashire Rifle Volunteers
    Age 21
    The Lancashire Rifle Volunteers started in the eighteenth century. Those that fought in the militia were selected by ballot. They were formed because of threat due to the Revolutionary War and the Napoleonic War.

    Name Meaning

    English:occupational name for someone who lays slates on roofs, from Middle English sclat(t)er, occasionally slater ‘slater’ (a derivative of Old French esclate ‘slate’ + the Middle English agent suffix -er). See also Slate .in Sussex and adjacent counties, Slater and Slatter are probably post-medieval pronunciations of Slaughter ; there seems to be no medieval evidence in the southern coast counties for the occupational name Slater in 1 above.

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

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    Story Highlight


    Ruth Slater was born on 4 January 1838 in Clifton, Bedfordshire, England to James and Hannah Pratt Slater. She was the ninth of eleven children, six girls and five boys. She was christened on 15 May …

    Sources (12)

    • Ruth Slater in household of James Slater, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ruth Slater in household of James Slater, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
    • Ruth Slater, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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