Sylvia Slocum

Female29 November 1881–4 October 1949

Brief Life History of Sylvia

When Sylvia Slocum was born on 29 November 1881, in Wanatah, Cass Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States, her father, Edwin Slocum, was 27 and her mother, Maria Jane Tuley, was 28. She married Dennis Claude Smith on 12 October 1912. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She lived in Clinton Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 October 1949, in Battle Creek, Calhoun, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Westville Cemetery, Westville, New Durham Township, LaPorte, Indiana, United States.

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Dennis Claude Smith
1885–1953
Sylvia Slocum
1881–1949
Marriage: 12 October 1912
Dennis Claude Smith

Sources (7)

  • Sylva L Sclocum in household of Edwin Sclocum, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Sylvia L. Slocum, "Indiana Marriages, 1780-1992"
  • Sylvia Smith, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 October 1912
  • Children (1)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (5)

    World Events (8)

    1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

    Age 1

    A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

    1887 · The Bagley Memorial Fountain

    Age 6

    "The Bagley Memorial Fountain was erected in 1887 with funds from the estate of John Judson Bagley. Bagley's will ordered the construction of the drinking fountain which would provide the people of Detroit ""water cold and pure as the coldest mountain stream."" H.H. Richards was the architect for the Romanesque-style, pink granite, lionhead fountain. It is engraved with the words, ""TESTAMENTARY GIFT FOR THE PEOPLE FROM JOHN JUDSON BAGLEY A.D. MDCCCLXXXVII""."

    1900 · Gold for Cash!

    Age 19

    This Act set a price at which gold could be traded for paper money.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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