Willard Frank Slayton

Brief Life History of Willard Frank

When Willard Frank Slayton was born on 2 January 1922, in Titusville, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Frank William Slayton, was 33 and his mother, Florence Drake, was 29. He had at least 1 daughter with Beatrice Isabelle Lynch. He lived in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States in 1950. He died in October 1985, in California, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Riverside, Riverside, California, United States.

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Willard Frank Slayton
1922–1985
Beatrice Isabelle Lynch
1918–2006
Bonita Ann Slayton
1942–1976

Sources (7)

  • Willard Slayton, "United States 1950 Census"
  • Willard Frank Slayton, "Pennsylvania, World War II Draft Registration Cards, 1940-1945"
  • Willard F Slayton, "Find A Grave Index"

World Events (8)

1923 · The President Dies of a Heart Attack

Warrant G. Harding died of a heart attack in the Palace hotel in San Francisco.

1934 · Alcatraz Island Becomes Federal Penitentiary

Alcatraz Island officially became Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary on August 11, 1934. The island is situated in the middle of frigid water and strong currents of the San Francisco Bay, which deemed it virtually inescapable. Alcatraz became known as the toughest prison in America and was seen as a “last resort prison.” Therefore, Alcatraz housed some of America’s most notorious prisoners such as Al Capone and Robert Franklin Stroud. Due to the exorbitant cost of running the prison, and the deterioration of the buildings due to salt spray, Alcatraz Island closed as a penitentiary on March 21, 1963. 

1941

Japanese attack Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

English: perhaps a variant of Leighton (compare Layton ) with the addition of initial S-. Alternatively, perhaps a variant of Sladen or of Sleightholme, principally a habitational name from Sleightholme Dale in Kirkbymoorside, but perhaps occasionally from Sleightholme in Bowes or the lost Sleightholme in Lythe. The placenames derive from Old Norse sléttr ‘smooth, level’ + holmr ‘small island, water meadow’. This surname is now very rare in Britain. Compare Slaydon .

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

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