Lewis Merton Slater

1 August 1876–1 January 1953 (Age 76)
New York, United States

The Life of Lewis Merton

When Lewis Merton Slater was born on 1 August 1876, in New York, United States, his father, Lewis Russell Slater, was 28 and his mother, Nellie E Calkins, was 25. He married Mabel Irving on 29 March 1900, in Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Alhambra, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1930 and San Gabriel Judicial Township, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1940. He died on 1 January 1953, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.

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Lewis Merton Slater
Mabel Irving
Marriage: 29 March 1900
Merton Irving Slater
Margaret E Slater

Spouse and Children

29 March 1900
Buena Vista, Chaffee, Colorado, United States


Parents and Siblings

    Lewis Russell Slater


    Nellie E Calkins




    Lura Belle Slater


    Charles Burdick Slater



World Events (8)

1882 · Electricity Comes to Los Angeles

Age 6

Electricity was first introduced to Los Angeles. The first electric street light had “three carbon-arc lamps of three thousand candle-power” and stood 150 feet tall. 
1891 · Angel Island Serves as Quarantine Station

Age 15

Angel Island served as a quarantine station for those diagnosed with bubonic plague beginning in 1891. A quarantine station was built on the island which was funded by the federal government at the cost of $98,000. The disease spread to port cities around the world, including the San Francisco Bay Area, during the third bubonic plague pandemic, which lasted through 1909.
1898 · War with the Spanish

Age 22

After the explosion of the USS Maine in the Havana Harbor in Cuba, the United States engaged the Spanish in war. The war was fought on two fronts, one in Cuba, which helped gain their independence, and in the Philippines, which helped the US gain another territory for a time.

Name Meaning

English and Scottish: occupational name for a slater, from an agent derivative of Middle English s(c)late ‘slate’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Lewis Slater in household of Merton M Slater, "United States Census, 1940"
  • Danial M Slater in household of Luis R Slater, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Lewis M Slater, "United States Census, 1930"

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