James Lewis Slaughter

Male12 October 1886–13 July 1939

Brief Life History of James Lewis

When James Lewis Slaughter was born on 12 October 1886, in Winthrop, Buchanan, Iowa, United States, his father, Joseph Alexander Slaughter, was 48 and his mother, Lucinda Rebecca Booth, was 34. He married Mabel Leona Cook on 3 December 1908, in Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 3 daughters. He lived in Hamilton Township, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1925 and Ellsworth, Hamilton, Iowa, United States in 1930. He died on 13 July 1939, in Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States, at the age of 52, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Waterloo, Black Hawk, Iowa, United States.

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James Lewis Slaughter
Mabel Leona Cook
Marriage: 3 December 1908
Vivian Marie Slaughter
Myrtle Lucina Slaughter
Marjorie Maxine Slaughter
James Burton Slaughter

Sources (32)

  • Jim Slaughter, "Iowa State Census, 1925"
  • Slaughter, "Iowa Births and Christenings, 1830-1950"
  • James Slaughter, "Iowa, County Marriages, 1838-1934"

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  • Marriage
    3 December 1908Independence, Buchanan, Iowa, United States
  • Children (4)

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    Siblings (8)

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    World Events (8)

    1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

    Age 4

    This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

    1890 · Woman's Suffrage

    Age 4

    An organization formed in favor of women's suffrages. By combining the National Woman Suffrage Association and the American Woman Suffrage Association, the NAWSA eventually increased in membership up to two million people. It is still one of the largest voluntary organizations in the nation today and held a major role in passing the Nineteenth Amendment.

    1901 · Assassination of Mckinley

    Age 15

    President William McKinley was shot at the Temple of Music, in the Pan-American Exposition, while shaking hands with the public. Leon Czolgosz shot him twice in the abdomen because he thought it was his duty to do so. McKinley died after eight days of watch and care. He was the third American president to be assassinated. After his death, Congress passed legislation to officially make the Secret Service and gave them responsibility for protecting the President at all times.

    Name Meaning


    in East Anglia and Essex, an occupational name from Middle English slaughter ‘butcher’, a derivative of Middle English slaught ‘butchery’ + er, or from a shortened form of the synonymous Middle English slaughterer, a derivative of slaughter ‘butchery’ + -er. Compare Slater 2.

    in Sussex and Surrey a habitational name denoting residence at one or other of several minor placenames such as Slaughter Bridge in Slinfold, Slaughter Bridge in Shipley, Slaughterford (Farm) in Itchingfield, the lost Slaughters in Billingshurst (all Sussex), and Slaughterwicks Barn in Charlwood (Surrey). The names may derive from Middle English slo(gh) ‘sloe, blackthorn’ (Old English slāh) + tre ‘tree’ (Old English trēow), or from Middle English sloghtre, sloghtere ‘slough, mire, muddy place’, or perhaps ‘deep river valley’, or ‘ditch’ (Old English slōhtre). The latter is certainly the etymology of Upper and Lower Slaughter (Gloucestershire) and The Slaughter in English Bicknor (Gloucestershire).

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

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