William Starr Slape

about 1914–25 November 1953 (Age 39)
Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States

The Life of William Starr

When William Starr Slape was born about 1914, in Plainfield, Union, New Jersey, United States, his father, Clarence Drake Slape, was 39 and his mother, Edith Marie LaRue, was 28. He married Grace May Elizabeth Payne on 6 April 1943, in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States. He died on 25 November 1953, in Sunnyside, Yakima, Washington, United States, at the age of 39.

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William Starr Slape
Grace May Elizabeth Payne
Marriage: 6 April 1943

Spouse and Children

6 April 1943
Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States

Parents and Siblings

    Clarence Drake Slape


    Edith Marie LaRue




World Events (8)


Age 2

"During a deadly heat wave, thousands of residents were at the seaside resorts of Jersey Shore. Between July 1 and July 2 of 1916, five different people were attacked by sharks, and four of them ultimately died. Scientific knowledge about sharks was limited at this time, so these tragic incidents started a wave of ""shark panic"" that was spread by telephone calls, letters, newspapers, and other media."
1916 · The First woman elected into the US Congress

Age 2

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.

Age 13

Charles Lindbergh makes the first solo nonstop transatlantic flight in his plane The Spirit of St. Louis.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name from Middle English slape ‘slippery, miry place’, or a habitational name from any of the places named with this word (Old English slǣp), as for example Slape in Dorset or Sleap in Shropshire.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William S Slape in household of Clarence B Slape, "United States Census, 1920"
  • William Starr Slape, "California, County Marriages, 1850-1952"
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Starr Slape - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: William Starr Slape

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