Arthur Featherstone Slack

16 May 1884–25 October 1964 (Age 80)
Carleton, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Arthur Featherstone

When Arthur Featherstone Slack was born on 16 May 1884, in Carleton, Ontario, Canada, his father, Henry Featherstone Slack, was 39 and his mother, Maria Jane Neely, was 23. He lived in Torbolton, Carleton, Ontario, Canada in 1891. He died on 25 October 1964, in Arnprior, Renfrew, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 80, and was buried in Dunrobin, Ottawa, Ottawa-Carleton, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Henry Featherstone Slack
Maria Jane Neely
William Howard Slack
George Fleming Slack
Arthur Featherstone Slack
Annie Maria Slack
Hannah Mae Slack
Ida Elizabeth Slack
Jessie Emaline Slack
Herman William Slack
Edith Adelaide Slack
Sarah Violet Slack

Parents and Siblings



    William Howard Slack


    George Fleming Slack



    Annie Maria Slack



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World Events (5)

1886 · First Workmen's Comp Act

Age 2

In 1886, Ontario passed its first Workmen's Compensation Act. This was in response to the number of railway workers that were being injured.
1906 · Hydro-Electric of Ontario

Age 22

Ontario Hydro was established in 1906. It is the Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario.
1934 · Dionne Quintuplets Born

Age 50

Born on May 28, 1934, the Dionne quintuplets were the first set of quintuplets to survive infancy. The five girls were born two months prematuare and months later were taken from their parents by the Red Cross. In the 1940s they were returned to their family.

Name Meaning

1 English and Dutch: nickname for an idle person, from Middle Dutch slac, Middle English slack, ‘lazy’, ‘careless’.2 English: topographic name from northern Middle English slack ‘shallow valley’ (Old Norse slakki), or a habitational name from one of the places named with this word, for example near Stainland and near Hebden Bridge in West Yorkshire.3 Scottish (Dumfriesshire): habitational name, maybe from Slake or Slack in Roberton, Roxburghshire (now part of Borders region).

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

Sources (3)

  • Arthur Slack in household of Henry Slack, "Canada Census, 1901"
  • Arthur Slack, "Canada Census, 1891"
  • Arthur Feathers Slack in household of Henry Slack, "Canada Census, 1911"

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